Does a Broken Heart Exist?
A person’s heart rate, also known as their pulse, refers to how many times their heart beats per minute. Our heart rates vary tremendously, depending on the demands we make on our bodies – a person who is sleeping will have a much lower heart rate compared to when he/she is doing exercise. There is […]
The lucky winners of the Pumping Marvellous “Healthy Christmas Dinner” raffle. Raffle Winners of the Healthy Hearty Christmas Menu From left to right Rod won 3 weeks worth of food and 2 weeks worth of juice detox from Soulmatefood who are supplying the nutrition needs to the British Olympic 2012 teams. Nick from Pumping Marvellous and Tom who […]
Makes the Heart Relax The impotency drug causes too-rigid heart chamber walls to become more elastic. The research explains how Viagra might benefit patients with diastolic heart failure. People with the condition have abnormally inflexible ventricles, the heart’s major pumping chambers, that do not fill sufficiently with blood. This leads to blood ”backing up” in […]
Guest Blog – AF Association (Part 3 of 3) So who are the Atrial Fibrillation Association? The Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) is a UK registered charity that focuses on raising awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting, diagnosing and managing Atrial Fibrillation. There […]
Guest Blog – Atrail Fibrillation Association Diagnosing & Treating AF (part 2 of 3 guest blogs about AF) Atrial Fibrillation Association The simplest way to detect AF is to feel a pulse. If the rhythm of the beat seems irregular, this may indicate AF. However it is very important to check this with a doctor […]
Stem cells taken from a patient’s own heart have, for the first time, been used to repair damaged heart tissue, researchers claim. The study, published in the Lancet, was designed to test the procedure’s safety, but also reported improvements in the heart’s ability to pump blood. The authors said the findings were “very encouraging” Other […]