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More Research Needed to Understand Role of Statins in COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

If you are taking a statin for an underlying heart condition or to lower your chance of developing heart disease, continue to do so unless directed otherwise by your health care professional.

Protein

For Older Women, a Little More Protein Each Day Could Keep AFib at Bay

Mar 25, 2020
Eating 1-2 more servings of protein could cut the chance of developing atrial fibrillation by 5%, study shows.
Cancer treatment

Statins for Breast Cancer? Maybe for Some.

Mar 23, 2020

Popular cholesterol-lowering drug linked to a lower chance of treatment-related heart failure.

High blood pressure

Alarming Uptick in Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Mar 23, 2020
Rising death rates affect all demographic groups, with the rural South hardest hit.
CardioSmart News

Patients Urged to Continue Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medications Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 18, 2020

The HFSA/ACC/AHA issued a joint statement about COVID-19 and a group of drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

Coronavirus

Heart Patients Warned of Risks from Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

People with heart disease seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Use Olive Oil Instead of Saturated Fats for Heart Health, Study Suggests

Mar 05, 2020
Olive oil linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease in analysis of more than 90,000 U.S. adults.
Man taking medicine

Do Preventive Medicines Undermine Healthy Habits?

Mar 04, 2020
People who start taking medicines to prevent heart disease might benefit from added support to keep up healthy habits.

Long-Term Use of Evolocumab to Treat FH is Safe and Effective, Study Shows

Mar 02, 2020
New type of treatment, called a PCSK-9 inhibitor, can lower cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Eating Meat Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Feb 13, 2020
Fish seems to be heart healthier choice of protein, study suggests.
Glass of milk

Skip Milk? Opinions Vary on Its Benefits

Feb 12, 2020
The dietary guideline urging most Americans to drink three glasses of milk a day isn’t justified, according to authors of a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Marijuana

Highlighting the Concerns of Marijuana's Effects on the Heart

Feb 07, 2020
Marijuana use is associated with cardiovascular problems and can interfere with common heart medications, according to a review article.

A Closer Look at How to Manage Heart Failure

Jan 30, 2020
Evidence-based dietary and medication changes can help promote recovery and a higher quality of life. 

More Research Needed to Achieve Health Equity in Preventive Care

Jan 26, 2020

Experts identify gaps in knowledge about how to put proven services into practice.

Fish, fruit, vegetables

Quality Comes First in Carbs vs. Fats Debate

Jan 26, 2020
Healthy low-carbohydrate diet and healthy low-fat diet are linked to decreased mortality, study shows.

Women with Heart Failure Face Greater Risk of Death After Surgery than Men

Jan 08, 2020
Women tend to fare better after surgery, except in study patients with heart failure. 

Receiving a Heart Transplant in Your Region's Leading Center Can Improve Survival

Jan 08, 2020
Heart transplants should be performed in high-volume hospitals to improve outcomes, suggests U.S. study.

Study Supports Treatment of Lipoprotein(a) to Reduce Heart Risks

Jan 07, 2020
Study confirms link between lipoprotein(a) and heart disease, highlighting benefits of treatment.

Cholesterol Experts Recommend Focusing on a Healthy Overall Diet

Dec 27, 2019
Experts recommend choosing healthy foods, rather than cutting cholesterol from our diet, to promote heart health.

Long Work Hours Linked to High Blood Pressure

Dec 27, 2019
Working more than 40 hours a week may increase risk of high blood pressure, finds study of white-collar workers. 

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2019

Dec 18, 2019

This year's most-read patient stories worth a second look.

Substance Use More Likely in Children Whose Parents Use Marijuana

Dec 13, 2019
National survey shows that children whose parents use marijuana are more likely to use drugs and alcohol.

Experts Explore Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Damage from Vaping

Dec 13, 2019

A study of 60 patients sheds light on symptoms and treatment of vaping-associated lung illness.

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Atrial Fibrillation With Moderate Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a moderate risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.

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Atrial Fibrillation With High Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.