Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major killer worldwide, accounting for much death and disease burden due to cardiovascular disease. Multiple factors influence the risk for this condition, some acting in adulthood but some operating from birth or even earlier.
As many as 2,500 more organs could be made available for transplant in the UK if families spoke more openly about donating after death, says the UK National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant organization.
Home-based and personalized education keeps patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) out of hospital, according to late breaking results from the HELP-AF study presented at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology taking place from Aug. 31 to Sep.4 at the Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to manage blood sugar levels and lowering the risk of long term health problems, suggests new research carried out in mice.