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The Latest on High Blood Pressure Treatment

Mar 31, 2015
Experts highlight important steps for reducing risk for heart attack and stroke in patients with high blood pressure.
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Combined Drug Therapy Cuts Risk of Second Heart Attack

Mar 23, 2015

Study addresses the benefits of adding blood thinner ticagrelor to a preventive daily aspirin regimen.

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Invasive Tests May Benefit Elderly Heart Patients

Mar 23, 2015
More conservative therapy isn’t necessarily the best option in older patients experiencing chest pain or heart attack.
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3-D Imaging Improves Heart Disease Diagnosis and Outcomes

Mar 23, 2015

Cardiac CT helps doctors diagnose heart disease more accurately than standard exams, says study.

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Heart Imaging Called Into Question for Mild Chest Pain

Mar 19, 2015

3-D imaging and stress tests work equally well in assessing chest pain, says study.

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Promising Treatments for High Cholesterol

Mar 19, 2015
New research highlights heart-health benefits of cholesterol-lowering medications.
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Weight Loss Helps Control Atrial Fibrillation

Mar 16, 2015
Shedding 10% of body weight promotes a regular heartbeat and minimizes symptoms in patients living with AFib.
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Delays in Treatment Worsen Heart Attack Outcomes in Women

Mar 16, 2015

Women having heart attacks take longer to seek help and face greater risk of death than men.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking After Heart Surgery

Mar 16, 2015
Not smoking after heart surgery reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
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Antidepressants Cut Heart Risks in Half

Mar 15, 2015
Study analyzes benefits of treatment for moderate to severe depression with and without statins.

What Kind of Exercise is Best for Waist Size?

Mar 13, 2015
Both low- and high-impact exercise help us lose weight, but each provides different types of added benefits.
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Keeping Heart Failure at Bay

Mar 13, 2015
Preventing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes could delay development of heart failure by up to 13 years.

Frailty Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Mar 10, 2015
Addressing early signs of frailty could help ward off heart conditions later in life.

Peanuts: A Low-Cost Food with a High Impact on Health

Mar 10, 2015
The humble legume offers heart-health benefits on par with more expensive nuts.

Cardiomyopathy Increases Heart Risks in Pregnant Women

Mar 10, 2015
Women who develop diseases of the heart muscle during pregnancy have the greatest risk of complications.

Addressing Side Effects of Statins

Mar 04, 2015

Experts offer strategies for easing muscle pain sometimes associated with statin use.

Duration and Effectiveness of Nicotine Patch Use

Mar 04, 2015

Using the patch longer than six months has no added benefit for quitting smoking.

Moderate Physical Activity Benefits the Heart the Most

Feb 27, 2015

Study finds that women who exercise moderately—not strenuously—a few times a week have lower risk for heart attack and stroke.

Sauna Use Linked to Improved Heart Health

Feb 27, 2015
Study follows sauna bathers for over two decades and finds lower rates of sudden cardiac death among most frequent users.

Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke After Open Heart Surgery

Feb 24, 2015

After open heart surgery, patients must work with their care teams to manage health risks.

Gastric Bypass Helps Reverse Damage to Arteries

Feb 24, 2015
Weight loss surgery improves function of the heart and vessels in obese patients.

Smoking Cessation Aid Helps Ease Smokers Into Quitting

Feb 24, 2015

Varenicline (Chantix) offers an effective treatment option for smokers that want to gradually kick the habit.

Underestimating a Rare Heart Condition in Pregnant Women

Feb 17, 2015
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is underdiagnosed and may be more common than previously estimated.

Smoking Kills More Americans Than Estimates Suggest

Feb 17, 2015
New study identifies several new smoking-related diseases, increasing the death toll from cigarette smoking.

Best and Worst Devices and Apps for Tracking Steps

Feb 17, 2015
Wearable devices and smartphone apps used to track physical activity may vary in accuracy but are useful overall, says recent study.