Heart Disease

How to Get Blood Pressure Down to 120

Doctors have long known that systolic blood pressure below 120 was considered normal and meant a lower risk of heart disease and kidney problems. But they would often only treat patients if that top number crept above 140, the threshold for officially having high blood pressure.

Scan Finds Heart's Ticking Time Bombs

Scientists have developed a new way of scanning the heart that could predict who will have a heart attack. It has the potential to revolutionise treatment for one of the biggest killers in the world, says the team at the University of Oxford.