Heart age test a ‘wake up call’ for those at risk
A new study by Staffordshire University shows that people who understand their ‘heart age’ are more likely to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Hypertensive emergency: What to know
A hypertensive emergency is having dangerously high blood pressure that causes complications such as organ failure. Malignant hypertension is one type of hypertensive emergency.
SVS Develops Recommendations for Popliteal Artery Aneurysms
In a clinical practice guideline issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the medical management of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs).
Eating to Ward Off Heart Disease
Why does your diet matter so much to your heart? Mainly because your blood cholesterol matters. Your choices at the dinner table and the drive-through can help lower the amount of the cholesterol in your blood...
How Do CT Scans Detect Pulmonary Embolism?
If a doctor suspects you may have a pulmonary embolism (PE), a CT scan is the gold standard of imaging techniques. This painless scan uses intravenous (IV) contrast, a type of dye, to help the doctor identify if you have a blood clot – or multiple blood clots – in your lungs.