Default testing can save lives

Universal opt-out testing does not mean compulsory checks, as Rowenna Davis reports

A cancer coming in from the cold

It’s a disease that affects men and many are reluctant to seek diagnosis, but awareness of prostate cancer is rising along with survival rates, writes Liz Bestic

Keeping hearts healthy is the order of the day

Significant advances have been made in the treatment of heart disease, but now the focus is switching to its prevention, as Lilian Anekwe reports

If you smoke and eat too much – it’s time to stop

Preventing cardiovascular disease begins with healthy habits, as Azadeh Khalilizadeh discovers

Links between cardiovascular diseases and other conditions

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for diseases of the heart and circulatory system, but what doctors don’t often have the time to explain is how any existing conditions, lifestyle and genetic profile interact with the disease. Ellie Broughton makes the links, and summarises the mortality statistics and risk factors for the key diseases that lead to or arise from CVD

Your chest feels heavy, throat feels tight and left arm aches…

Cardiologist Andrew Deaner describes the symptoms of a heart attack and how timely medical intervention saves lives

Searching for the best way to prolong life

New treatments and technologies are being developed to treat cardiovascular disease, but the debate is still raging over which is best and the most cost-effective, as Rhiannon Smith reports

Fast response saves lives and prevents disability

They can devastate lives, but treated urgently and with essential clot-busting drugs, the effects of a stroke can be minimised, writes Christian Duffin