Tag Archives: Heart

Too much sleep linked to higher risk of heart disease, death: study

Sleeping more than the recommended six to eight hours a night could accompany a greater risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, a new study revealed Wednesday. The study, published in European Heart Journal, examined the sleeping habits and cardiovascular events of 116,632 adults from 21 countries between the age of 35 and 70 over a… Read More »

FDA Advisors Say Yes to Optimizer Smart Device in Heart Failure

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An FDA advisory committee panel set aside their misgivings and voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recommend approval for cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) therapy with Impulse Dynamics’ Optimizer Smart Implantable Pulse Generator. Meeting to evaluate a product that is the first to receive a “breakthrough device” designation from the FDA, the Circulatory Systems… Read More »

Weightlifting for Your Heart

What do you do if you want to keep your heart healthy as you get older? You probably already know how important it is to eat a nutritious diet and avoid artery-clogging animal fats, lose excess weight, and get your pulse rate up with regular aerobic activities. But new research suggests that there is another… Read More »