New Treatments for Different Heart Disorders

According to statistics collated by the CDC, at least 600,000 people die of heart disease annually. Many more suffer from heart attacks, some for the first time and others for the second. Coronary heart disease costs the country $108.9 billion yearly. What is worse is that some people are not even aware of the risk [...]

Controversies Surrounding Statin Drugs

Statin drugs are routinely prescribed for lowering cholesterol levels, even if these are only slightly high and even more so if they are very high. After all, high cholesterol levels are a factor in heart attack. New studies and research caused the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to set fresh guidelines [...]

Are Antioxidants Really Good for You?

Antioxidants have been widely regarded as being good for health by scientists and nutritionists, as they are supposed to combat free radicals that contribute to cancer, environmental toxins and also help treat many ailments. Antioxidants are supposed to be good for patients with  various cancers, Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other diseases. Latest news questions this [...]

Novartis’ Serelaxin Gets Breakthrough Therapy Status for Acute Heart Failure

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just granted Serelaxin made by Novartis breakthrough designation for acute heart failure. This experimental drug, also called RLX030, has shown promising results in treating symptoms of acute heart failure (AHF) including shortness of breath, congestion and the worsening of heart failure and increasing their life-span as well. Typically [...]