For better cardiovascular health, check your gut. Bacteria living in your gut may impact your weight, fat and good cholesterol levels, factors necessary to help maintain a healthy heart, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. “Our study provides new evidence that microbes in the gut are strongly linked to…

A wireless pacemaker inserted directly into the heart without surgery was effective and safe for most patients, according to a study recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in London. Ken Ellenbogen, M.D., electrophysiologist and chairman of the Division of Cardiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, hails the…