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Experts Advise on Blood Thinner Use in Patients with Kidney Disease and AFib

Experts recommend an individualized approach to preventing stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease and an irregular heart rhythm.

Study Identifies Optimal Blood Thinners for Bone Health

Newer blood thinners may carry a lower risk for broken bones in elderly adults with abnormal heart rhythm.

Study Probes the Benefits of Routine Depression Screening in Heart Attack Survivors

Screening and treatment fails to improve outcomes among heart attack survivors.

A Look at Long-Term Health Effects of Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss is key in reducing major risk factors for heart disease.

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

The social support and physical activity that come with dog ownership can lead to better health outcomes after heart attack or stroke.

Less Than Six Hours of Sleep a Night Could Shorten Your Lifespan

Adequate sleep is especially important in patients with or at risk for heart disease.

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Study confirms cardiovascular benefits of lowering triglycerides with therapies including an omega-3 fatty acid.

Questioning the Long-Term Safety of the High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet

A review of 10 studies finds a link between mortality risk and diets highest in protein and fat. 

Staying Young at Heart: It's Never Too Early to Start Healthy Habits

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

High Blood Pressure a Growing Concern Among Pregnant Women

Large-scale study shows a dramatic rise in high blood pressure rates among pregnant women.

Too Much and Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk

Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night may reduce risk for heart attack.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office may help further identify those at high risk for heart events. 

Group Exercise Helps Patients Recover After Stroke

Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.

Heart Failure in Young Adults

Study finds that young patients with heart failure face lower risk of death but poorer quality of life than the elderly.

Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting them at increased risk for heart events.

E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit But Increase Chance of Relapse, Study Finds

E-cigarettes are not a long-term solution for quitting smoking, study finds.

CardioSmart News

Heart Disease and Aortic Stenosis Remain a Challenging Combination

Experts address challenges in performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with heart disease.

Experts Recommend Lifelong Monitoring in Patients After Fontan Procedure

The American Heart Association has developed a toolkit for managing patients with a rare congenital heart defect.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Early Adulthood Shape Future Heart Health

Risk factors in early adulthood have long-lasting effects on heart health as we age.

Belly Fat Increases Heart Risks Even In Healthy Weight Adults

Extra weight carried in the abdomen, as opposed to the legs, more than triples risk for heart disease.

New Drugs Offer Better Treatment Options for Patients with AFib and Liver Disease

Study confirms safety and efficacy of new drugs in liver patients with an abnormal heart rhythm.

Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and stroke.