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Complications From Heart Drugs More Common in Women than Men

May 26, 2015

Gender differences in the safety and efficacy of heart drugs are widely overlooked despite women having increased risk of complications.

Insulin Resistance Increases Heart Disease Risk in Women

May 26, 2015

Heart disease and insulin resistance are linked, but the latter does not need to be accounted for in heart risk calculations.

Mediterranean Diet Improves Memory and Brain Function

May 26, 2015
A diet rich in olive oil and nuts may improve brain function and reduce risk for dementia.

Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Reduce Blood Pressure

May 26, 2015

While low vitamin D levels are associated with high blood pressure, supplements are not enough to effectively lower blood pressure.

Many Hospitals Fall Short in Referrals to Cardiac Rehab

May 21, 2015
Despite the known benefits of cardiac rehab, many hospitals do not refer patients to this important follow-up care after PCI.

Physical Fitness Keeps Cholesterol Under Control

May 21, 2015
Being fit could delay the development of high cholesterol by up to fifteen years.

Moderate Wine Consumption Improves Quality of Life for Heart Failure Patients

May 18, 2015

In this study, benefits from a daily glass of wine included less depression and inflammation and a better perception of one’s health.

Few Women with Heart Disease Counseled on Birth Control Methods

May 14, 2015
A review of research on this topic finds gaps in care and stresses early education for girls.

Potassium Promotes Healthy Blood Pressure in Children

May 14, 2015
Study finds potassium, not salt, is most strongly associated with blood pressure levels in children.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Medications at Bay

May 14, 2015

Contrary to the old saying, a study finds that while regular apple consumption does not reduce the use of health care services, there are other benefits.

Obese Teens at High Risk for Heart Disease

May 12, 2015
Study finds that by the age of 17, most obese teens are facing potential heart problems later in life.

A National Plan to Get America Moving

May 11, 2015

Proposed changes to our physical and social environments encourage regular physical activity for Americans throughout the course of the day.

Exercise Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

May 04, 2015
Staying fit reduces risk for atrial fibrillation.

Depression Takes a Greater Toll on African-Americans with Heart Failure

May 04, 2015

Research findings warn against ignoring depressive symptoms in this population already at greater risk for the condition.

Those Born with Heart Defects Living Longer, Healthier Lives

May 02, 2015
A recent scientific statement highlights the importance of managing heart defects in older adults.

Air Pollution from Major Roads Increases Risk of Stroke

May 02, 2015

Air pollution may cause the brain to age more quickly and impact its structure.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

May 02, 2015

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Study Helps Patients Understand Risks of Non-Surgical Valve Replacement

May 01, 2015

New data will help patients better understand risks tied to factors like age, gender and existing medical conditions.

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

May 01, 2015
Addressing sleep apnea may be the key to treating many patients with high blood pressure.

Sleep Apnea Device Benefits Patients with AFib

Apr 28, 2015

Breathing device used at night helps cut AFib episodes in half, according to a review of recent studies.

Moderate Drinking Lowers Heart Failure Risk

Apr 28, 2015

One or two drinks a day may help protect the heart, according to a study of more than 33,000 Swedish men.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Raise Blood Pressure Prematurely

Apr 28, 2015
Traumatic experiences in childhood impact heart health by causing higher blood pressure earlier in life.

Sports May Be Safe for Children with Long QT Syndrome

Apr 24, 2015
Contrary to current guidelines, exercise may not be problematic for children with this congenital heart condition.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rare for Adults Engaged in Sports

Apr 23, 2015

Study highlights the benefits of exercise and sports in middle-aged adults, as well as CPR training.

Is There an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Longer Life?

Apr 23, 2015
Two large-scale studies take a close look at meeting or exceeding current exercise guidelines, but one thing is clear: Any physical activity is far better than none.