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Research Sheds Light on New Lipid Disorder
Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
Identifying Patients with High Risk for CHD Complication
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  • Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
  • Identifying Patients with High Risk for CHD Complication
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Low-Income Adults Have Reduced Life Expectancy

Feb 22, 2017

Low income should be considered a major risk factor for poor health, alongside obesity and high blood pressure, finds study.

Women with Atrial Fibrillation Suffer Worse Strokes than Men

Feb 22, 2017
Stroke prevention is especially critical in women with an abnormal heart rhythm, finds study.

TAVR Improves Quality of Life for Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Feb 22, 2017

A minimally invasive procedure improves quality of life in 62% patients with aortic stenosis, finds recent study.

Mediterranean Diet Powers 'Good' Cholesterol's Abilities

Feb 22, 2017

The Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil improves HDL function in adults at high risk for heart disease.

Blood Pressure Targets for Older Adults Remain Controversial

Feb 15, 2017
Tight blood pressure control may carry some risks for older adults, shows recent analysis.

Skipping Meals and Late-Night Snacking Take a Toll on Heart Health

Feb 14, 2017
Experts encourage more mindful eating for a healthier heart.

Exercise Wards Off High Blood Pressure in African-Americans

Feb 14, 2017
Study shows physical activity is especially important for African-Americans, who face increased rates of high blood pressure.

Analysis Confirms Exercise is Safe for Patients with ICDs

Feb 08, 2017

Exercise helps patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators improve fitness and reduce ICD shocks, finds study.

Experts Raise Awareness of a New Lipid Disorder

Feb 06, 2017
Treating a lesser-known lipid disorder may help patients reduce risk for heart disease.

Heart Failure Rates on the Rise, Show Latest Statistics

Feb 01, 2017

While heart failure has become an increasing concern, overall death rates from heart disease declined by 25% in recent years.

Study Helps Identify High-Risk Patients with a Complication from Congenital Heart Defects

Jan 27, 2017

Experts hope these findings will help improve outcomes for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.

Raising Awareness for Early Signs of Heart Attack

Jan 27, 2017

Most younger heart patients experience warning signs in the week before a heart attack but few take action, finds study.

Managing Heart Failure: A Program for Patients and Caregivers

Jan 23, 2017
Watch this program to learn about heart failure and resources to help you or a loved one manage the condition.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

Jan 21, 2017
Eating healthy and staying active help stroke survivors reduce blood pressure.

Alcohol Abuse Doubles Risk for Heart Disease

Jan 21, 2017

The negative health effects of alcohol abuse are similar to that of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, finds study.

Study Questions Usefulness of Financial Penalties to Improve Quality of Care

Jan 21, 2017

Financial incentives to improve heart failure care not as effective as policy makers had hoped, finds study.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Wards off Heart Failure Later in Life

Jan 21, 2017

Being free of heart risk factors like high blood pressure at midlife helps delay heart failure by 15 years.

The Global Burden of High Blood Pressure

Dec 08, 2016

Data from 200 countries shows growing rates of high blood pressure in the poorest countries.

New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

Nov 17, 2016

Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Heart Disease

Nov 15, 2016
For patients with high genetic risk for heart disease, healthy lifestyle choices nearly cut risk in half, finds study.

Experts Clarify Definition of a Heart-Healthy Diet

Nov 14, 2016

The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Nov 14, 2016

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

Calcium Has No Impact—Good or Bad—On Heart Health

Nov 14, 2016

Despite mixed findings, experts offer guidelines on calcium intake for adults without heart disease.

Study Casts Doubt on Protective Role of Good Cholesterol

Nov 11, 2016

It’s unlikely that HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease.

Study Questions Effects of White Coat Hypertension

Nov 10, 2016
Spikes in blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not directly to blame for increased cardiovascular risk, finds study.