HIV could increase risk of death from heart failure

After a heart failure diagnosis, people who are HIV-positive are more likely to be hospitalized or die of any cause than those not infected with HIV, new research shows. The study is the largest to date to look at how HIV status affects people diagnosed with heart failure, a chronic…

Tooth loss associated with higher risk of heart disease

Adults who have lost teeth due to nontraumatic reasons may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a presentation at the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference 2019 together with the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress. The conference is Oct. 3-5 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates….

Snoring and heart disease link explained

A brain chemical could be responsible for triggering heart disease and high blood pressure in people with the snoring condition obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), Sydney scientists have discovered. A study led by the Heart Research Institute has identified how a neurotransmitter called PACAP acts on the spinal cord to increase…