Polygamy increases risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals new research. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives
Low health literacy linked to heart failure deaths after hospitalization Acute heart failure patients are more likely to die within two years of hospitalization if they have trouble understanding and using health information. Living with heart failure can be complex, so patients need to let their healthcare providers know if they don't understand their instruction
Left ventricular assist devices may lead to declines in health, cognitive thinking in some heart failure patients Left ventricular assist devices are life-prolonging devices for patients with advanced heart failure but they also may leave some patients in poor health with declines in brain function.
Gene therapy clips out heart failure causing gene mutations Cardiomyopathies are diseases of weakened heart muscle, which can lead to heart enlargement and heart failure. The conditions are often genetically inherited. Gene therapy can clip out genetic material linked to heart failure and replace it with the normal gene in human cardiac cells,
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases the risk of sudden cardiac death People suffering from the common lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.