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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.

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Atrial Fibrillation With Very High Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a very high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between treatment with blood thinners or a left atrial appendage closure device.

Statins Dont Cause Memory Decline in Elderly Adults

Nov 27, 2019

Study offers reassurance about the effects of statins on memory and cognitive function.

Infections After Valve Replacements are Rare but Life-Threatening

Nov 26, 2019

Even with non-surgical procedures, valve replacements carry a small but serious risk of infection.

Study Questions the Safety of Common Procedure for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Nov 15, 2019

Mortality rates are found to be higher at medical centers that perform fewer catheter ablations than larger hospitals.

Wearable Monitors Show Promise for Heart Failure Management

Nov 15, 2019

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be the future of heart failure management, argue experts.

Medications Boost Survival After Open Heart Surgery

Nov 14, 2019
Study confirms benefits of blood pressure, cholesterol and anti-clotting medications after open heart surgery. 

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

Nov 07, 2019
Experts recommend an individualized approach for stroke prevention treatment.

Study Identifies Optimal Blood Thinners for Bone Health

Oct 28, 2019
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

Oct 28, 2019
Screening and treatment fails to improve outcomes among heart attack survivors.

A Look at Long-Term Health Effects of Weight Loss

Oct 21, 2019

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

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

Oct 21, 2019

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

Oct 14, 2019

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

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Oct 07, 2019

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

Oct 07, 2019
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

Oct 03, 2019

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Sep 29, 2019
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

Sep 29, 2019
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

Sep 17, 2019

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

Sep 17, 2019

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

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Sep 13, 2019
Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Sep 12, 2019
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

Sep 12, 2019
Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.
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Learning to Live With Heart Failure

Sep 10, 2019

If you just found out you have heart failure, you may feel scared or overwhelmed. And that's OK.