Medicine & TechnologyThe United States Preventive Service Task Force recently said taking aspirin to avoid first stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction) may have a small benefit for adults in their 40s and the risks outweigh the potential benefits for those in their 60s and who haven't had a heart attack or stroke.
Researchers working with Notre Dame's IDEA Center are filing a patent application for their new sensor that can detect a heart attack in less than 30 minutes, which is better than what an echocardiogram does.
Existing pacemakers use lead that connects to the electronic device to generate an electrical pulse. Instead of lead, scientists recently created a pacemaker that will use the kinetic energy from the heart to power the device to overcome existing problems.
A study found that athletes have more than twice the risk of experiencing irregular heart rhythms or atrial fibrillation that also increases the risk of stroke. Younger athletes are found to have a higher risk compared to older athletes.
A small number of teenagers and young adults who received their COVId-19 vaccines reported experiencing heart inflammation, and CDC has responded that it will conduct further investigation on the rare condition.
A recent review found that a form of HIIT exercise has benefits on cardiometabolic health that induce greater improvements in heart health, blood sugar, and blood pressure than the typical HIIT exercise.