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13th century Saint Rose of Viterbo died of a heart defect

An anlysis of the mummified heart of the Italian Saint Rose of Viterbo shows she died of a heart defect. For thousands of Catholics, the 13th-century Italian Saint Rose of Viterbo had miraculous powers that allowed her to raise someone from the dead and survive the flames of a burning

The ancients had heart disease too

Hardening of the arteries has been found in Egyptian mummies, suggesting heart disease may be an ancient problem. A team of US and Egyptian scientists carried out medical scans on 22 mummies from Cairo's Museum of Antiquities. They found evidence of hardened arteries in three of them and possible heart disease in