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Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about angina. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

CardioSmart News

Immediate Beta Blocker Treatment Fails to Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Beta blockers fail to reduce permanent tissue damage after a heart attack, but may have other benefits.

Heavy Drinking Heightens Immediate Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

The protective benefits of alcohol only come with moderation.

Decline in Dementia Rates Over Past Three Decades

Study analyzed data on trends in older adults in the Framingham Heart Study.

Texting Programs Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Disease

A recent study suggests that text messaging programs double the odds of medication adherence in adults with chronic disease.

Simple Tests Help Assess Risk for Heart Disease

Other health markers besides traditional risk factors can shed light on risk and treatment.

Improving Heart Attack Treatment and Prevention in Women

Experts address key heart attack differences in men and women.

Safety of Testosterone Therapy Remains Uncertain for Many Patients

Use of testosterone in older men and men living with heart disease remains controversial.

Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Attack

Inflammation associated with gum disease is likely to blame, but further research is needed to understand the relationship.

Too Little Exercise Remains a Prime Concern for Americans

Experts reaffirm that health benefits from exercise far outweigh risks.

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Gender, Not Sex

In young adults with acute coronary syndrome, feminine qualities increase risk for heart events, regardless of sex.

Cardiac Rehab is Lifesaving for Heart Patients

Exercise-based rehab programs reduce risk for heart-related death by 26%.

Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in the United States

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths, highlighting an urgent need for prevention and treatment.

Optimism Protects Patients from Hospital Readmission After Heart Attack

Having a positive attitude may be an important part of recovery.

Negative Press for Statins Discourages Patients from Taking Their Meds

Not taking cholesterol-lowering statins as prescribed means higher risk for heart attack and death.

Regular Exercise Prevents Heart Disease in Elderly Adults

You’re never too old to exercise, according to a study linking regular physical activity to reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and death in adults over 75.

Declines in U.S. Death Rates Have Slowed

Researchers measure progress on heart disease and other leading causes of death, and identify areas for improvement.

Low-Fat Diets Not the Best Weight Loss Solution

A review of more than 50 clinical trials comparing low- versus higher-fat diets shows no significant difference in weight loss results.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Future Heart Risk

Eating fruits and veggies in your 20s and 30s reduces risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Young Adults, Especially Women, Don't Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Only half of young adults suffering a heart attack knew they were at risk, finds study.

African-American Veterans Healthier Than White Counterparts

Analysis of VA data stands in contrast to health disparities in the general U.S. population.

Women Less Likely to Take Medication to Prevent Second Heart Attack

Women are either less likely than men to receive a prescription for preventive medication or to fill the prescription.

Alcohol-Related Injury and Disease Pose Global Health Concern

Excessive drinking is a major public health issue in high- and low-income countries alike.

Music Boosts Heart Health

Music’s effect on heart activity, blood pressure and breathing bodes well for health.

A Healthy Lifestyle in Midlife Makes for Healthier Golden Years

The benefits of healthy choices carry long into older adulthood.

Measuring Calcium Build-Up Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

New risk calculations include coronary artery calcification in addition to factors like age, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status.