Food That Helps the Heart: Purple Potato?

The healthier purple potato is coming to UK supermarkets. Why is it healthier? Because, compared to the traditional white potato, it contains up to 10 times the level of antioxidants which helps you maintain a healthy heart.

The Purple Majesty potato contains a natural pigment called “anthocyanins” which contains anti-oxidant properties.

A study by the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and the Scottish Crop Research Institute shows that the potato’s natural purple pigment has a positive effect on blood vessels and in reducing blood pressure.

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Successful Artificial Heart Surgery for Kids: Italy Health News

Want more heart care news? Check out the story below about a successful artificial heart operation in Italy which could prolong a young boy’s life. It reminds us of the story of Charles Okeke’s artificial heart.

Successful Artificial Heart Surgery for Kids

An unnamed Italian teenager underwent the first-ever permanent artificial heart transplant ever performed on a child, hospital officials say. The operation can prolong his life for 20-25 years. The 15-year old Duchenne syndrome patient underwent the transplant for 10 hours last week at the Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Rome.

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Type D Personality: Health and Heart Risks

Type D Personality: Health and Heart Risks. Are you a heart patient with a “Type D” personality? Then you have a greater risk of developing future cardiovascular problems such as peripheral artery disease, angioplasty or bypass procedure, heart failure, heart transplantation, heart attack or death and other cardiovascular problems.

This was the finding of a research, published Sept. 14 in the Journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, which looked at the “link between heart and psychological health and Type D personality”.

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