Tag Archives: Heart

Aortic Occlusion to Enhance Blood Flow to Brain and Heart: Interview with Habib Frost, CEO of Neurescue

Neurescue, a medtech company based in Denmark, created the NEURESCUE system, a balloon catheter designed to occlude the aorta, resulting in a significant increase in blood flow to the heart and brain. The mechanism is intended to provide emergency treatment for patients suffering a hemorrhage or cardiac arrest. Both hemorrhage and cardiac arrest represent unmet… Read More »

Heart rate chart: What should YOUR exercising heart rate be? Key levels per age group

Often we don’t think about our hearts beating away in our chests, as it does so quietly and typically without cause for concern. However checking your heart rate can often give indications for a range of illnesses, the general health of your body and even your fitness levels. So what should YOUR exercising heart rate… Read More »

Woman warns not to try ‘dry scooping’ trend after she suffered heart attack

It seems every day there’s a wacky new challenge or craze gripping users on TikTok. Sometimes they’re harmless, like the recent McDonald’s chilli oil ice cream hack, but other times they go horribly wrong and leave people fighting for their life, as we saw with the ‘tongue piercing’ magnet trend, which left an 11-year-old boy… Read More »

Having ‘one or two alcoholic drinks’ a day may prevent heart disease, scientists say

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may help protect the heart by dampening stress-related signals in the brain, research suggests. S scientists found that when compared to being teetotal or indulging in excessive levels of alcohol, moderate drinking – equivalent to one drink for women and two for men per day – is associated with a… Read More »

Apple-backed Stanford study suggests iPhone, Apple Watch could remotely monitor heart patients’ frailty

iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients’ frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person’s functional capacity, according to data published yesterday in PLoS One. Conducted by Stanford University researchers and funded by Apple, the study provided 110… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Sticky blood heart attacks

Sticky blood heart attacks Dr Nic Cox talks about new research that shows that within 10 minutes of inhaling cigarette smoke, your blood becomes sticky, increasing your risk of heart attack. EVIN Flesh-eating skin infection found in inner Melbourne for the first time 1:21 What is encephalitis? 1:00 Reality star ‘too old’ for work: 31… Read More »