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The head and the heart: Mental health and heart disease

With 1 in 5 people admitting to having suffered from or currently being treated for a mental illness, it is something that requires urgent attention.
Interestingly, there is increasing, but not firm, evidence to suggest that sufferers of conditions such as depression and anxiety are also more likely to be prone to cardiovascular diseases.

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May 14, 2019

Targeted health checks can better prevent heart attacks and strokes

Cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the major killers in the UK. Risk assessment and modification with lifestyle interventions can alter the likelihood of a cardiovascular event and prevent further heart attacks and strokes.

Date posted

May 8, 2019

How walking affects heart health

This May is National Walking Month in the UK. Walks will be organised all over the country to raise awareness of walking's health benefits, and to raise money for good causes such as the British Heart Foundation.

Date posted

May 1, 2019

How sleep apnea affects the heart

Nobody needs to suffer as a result of snoring, least of all partners!! Snoring is a treatable condition which is an important message of Snoring Awareness Week and in 2019 there is a special focus on the diagnostics involved with determining a condition, ahead of treatment.

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April 24, 2019

Keep positive and protect yourself from a heart attack

Our psychological well-being can affect our heart health. Research has shown the benefits of having a positive mental attitude to improve overall health and reduce the risk of developing mental and heart health problems in the future.

Date posted

April 17, 2019

Do fitness trackers improve my heart health?

You might have spotted more people in your local gym or park wearing fitness trackers in recent times. These gadgets can make you look the part, but which benefits do they offer; specifically to heart health?

Date posted

April 4, 2019

Keyhole vs open heart surgery: gamechanging trial on aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the valve between the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle) and the main artery to the body (aorta) becomes thickened with reduced mobility. This results in reduced blood flow leading to chest pain, heart failure, blackouts (syncope) or death.

Date posted

March 21, 2019

How sleep affects heart health

How are you sleeping these days? Getting an adequate amount of sleep recharges your batteries for the coming day, ensuring that you have enough 'gas in the tank'. But did you know that sleep can also be very important for cardiovascular health?

Date posted

March 14, 2019

Can drinking tea reduce my risk of a heart attack?

There is much said about the benefits of tea but what is the truth as far as your heart health is concerned?

Date posted

March 8, 2019

Can eating chocolate be good for my heart?

The British Heart Foundation is running a 'Dechox' campaign in February to encourage us to give up chocolate and raise money for the fight against heart disease. So how can chocolate affect your heart health?

Date posted

February 19, 2019

Can love lead to a healthy heart?

Love is all you need. Does that apply to your heart health? Can being in love actually be good for you?

Date posted

February 12, 2019

Research Article: Guiding intervention to coronary arteries

This study advances our understanding of how coronary artery disease, which is one of the major killers worldwide, should be better treated to optimise outcomes for patients.

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February 6, 2019

World Cancer Day: Everything you should know about cancer and the heart

World cancer day is on the 4th February. Despite the rapid advances in cancer detection and treatment, 9.8 million people around the world die from the disease each year.

Date posted

February 1, 2019

How much exercise should I be doing to help my heart?

The recommendations for adults are at least 150 minutes of heart-pumping physical activity per week. That’s at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week

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January 24, 2019

The effects of alcohol on the heart

It’s “Dry January” and many of us will be focused on our alcohol consumption. When we think about the effects of drinking too much alcohol, we almost always think of the liver, but alcohol can also lead to serious heart conditions and heart disease

Date posted

January 16, 2019

A high fibre diet is associated with a lower risk of heart disease

Increasing your intake of fibre will reduce your chance of a heart attack according to a large study commissioned by the World Health Organization.

Date posted

January 11, 2019

What does heart rate changes with exercise tell you about your risk of future heart disease?

Taking steps to improve your overall fitness and exercise performance will help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Date posted

January 7, 2019

Women who smoke or have diabetes are ‘more at risk from heart attacks than men’

A study has found that women who smoke or have diabetes are more at risk from heart attacks than male smokers or men with diabetes.

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November 20, 2018

Choose Low Carb Over Low Fat for a Healthy Heart

Carbs Vs Fat

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October 3, 2018

Can Eating Out be Healthy?

10 rules for healthy eating out ...

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June 18, 2018

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion (TAVI)

A minimally invasive operation adding years to life and life to those years!…

Date posted

May 16, 2018

‘Fit Notes’ for Running a Marathon?

Should a 'fit note' be compulsory for marathon runners?

Date posted

April 26, 2018

Writing for One Heart Clinic

Why am I, and my colleagues, writing articles for our site?

Date posted

April 10, 2018