A team of doctors from Australia were able to revitalize dead hearts and transplanted one in a 57-year-old patient.
High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation - a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute - according to a new study.
Even moderate drinking can slightly increase one's risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study reported.
Researchers found that when people sing in choirs, their heartbeats tend to sync as one.
Currently, patients need to undergo repeated surgeries in order to replace batteries in pacemakers. However, a new device tested recently, can convert energy from a beating heart to provide enough electricity to power a pacemaker, the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012 heard. Indeed, tests suggest that the device can produce 10 times more energy than required. This device is a huge discovery since patients wearing pacemakers, with the help of this device, would be able to eliminate the need for replacements when batteries are spent.