Cardiovascular / Cardiology

What to know about angioplasty

Angioplasty is a medical procedure that opens up a blocked or narrowed artery around the heart. It is a standard treatment for narrowed or blocked arteries in this area of the body. Doctors also refer to angioplasty as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. During angioplasty, a surgeon inserts a tube into an artery in the […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Sleep loss may contribute to heart disease in those with low incomes

People who are in a precarious financial position have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research reveals that chronic sleep loss may contribute to this risk in the context of social inequality. Share on PinterestShort sleep may help explain why people with low incomes are at higher risk of heart disease, especially in the […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology

Microvascular ischemic disease: What to know

Microvascular ischemic disease describes conditions that affect the small blood vessels in the brain. These conditions include stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, and dementia. Age and high blood pressure are among the main risk factors for microvascular ischemic disease. In this article, we provide more information on microvascular ischemic disease, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment. Share […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology

Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know

Tachycardia is when the heart beats faster than normal. There are different types of tachycardia, depending on the cause. Sinus tachycardia is when the sinus node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart, fires electrical impulses abnormally quickly. People can have either normal or inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Normal sinus tachycardia refers to a physiological […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

The link between insomnia and cardiovascular disease

Sleeping problems can affect both mental and physical health. Now, a large-scale analysis in China highlights how insomnia might lead to potentially life threatening cardiovascular diseases. Share on PinterestNew research points to concerning links between insomnia and cardiovascular problems. Insomnia is a relatively widespread problem. When a person has insomnia, they often struggle to fall […]