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Being Overweight and Obese Damages Heart Muscle

Jun 21, 2019

Swedish study links carrying excess weight to a weaker heart and heart failure later in life.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Jun 21, 2019

Study finds energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

Study Questions Long-Term Heart Benefits of Tight Blood Sugar Control

Jun 21, 2019

Tight blood pressure control in military veterans study failed to reduce heart risks years after treatment.

Experts Provide Guidance on Managing Diabetes and Heart Failure

Jun 20, 2019

Treating diabetes and heart failure together should be handled differently than managing each condition alone.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Jun 19, 2019

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years Shows European Study

Jun 19, 2019

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

It's Wise to Limit Sugary Drinks, Including Fruit Juices

Jun 18, 2019
Study of 13,000 U.S. adults links consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, to increased risk of death.

Bringing Cardiac Rehabilitation Out of Clinics and Into Homes

Jun 17, 2019

A scientific statement explores the potential of at-home cardiac rehab programs.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Jun 04, 2019
Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 03, 2019
Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Jun 03, 2019

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

Study Confirms Benefits of Getting Active in Middle Age

May 01, 2019
It’s never too late to get active, shows study of more than 315,000 retired adults. 

Implantable Monitor Identifies Heart Attacks Earlier, Reduces Delay in Treatment

May 01, 2019
“Symptom-to-door” time—how long it takes to get to hospital after symptoms arise—is reduced by nearly half in study of high-risk patients.
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Both Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Beverages Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

Apr 17, 2019
Experts recommend limiting sugary beverages and consuming diet drinks in moderation, based on a long-term study of more than 118,000 adults.
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Study Supports Limiting Eggs and Cholesterol Intake for a Healthier Heart

Apr 17, 2019
Higher consumption of eggs and cholesterol is linked to increased risk for heart disease.
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Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment May Improve Brain Function and Reduce Heart Risks in the Elderly

Apr 15, 2019

Tighter blood pressure control can improve outcomes for elderly adults.

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Fitness is a Strong Predictor of Survival in Adults Over 70

Apr 04, 2019
Traditional risk factors are so common in older people that they become almost meaningless for predicting future health.
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Interval Training Gets Patients in Shape After a Heart Attack

Apr 03, 2019
Workouts alternating between low- and high-intensity help patients in cardiac rehab trim excess abdominal fat.
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Imaging Scans for Cancer Provide Useful Information About Heart Health

Mar 28, 2019

Life-saving information about cardiovascular risk is overlooked about half of the time.

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Heart Attack Rates on the Rise in Young Adults

Mar 27, 2019

One in five young heart attack survivors is under 40.

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Mobile App Helps Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm in Apple Watch Users

Mar 25, 2019
Smartwatch helps flag users with possible AFib and prompts them to seek further testing, finds Stanford study.
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A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

Mar 19, 2019
The blood pressure-lowering effects of naps may be similar to other lifestyle changes and medication, says Greek study.

Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Mar 14, 2019
Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian study.
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Smartphone App Helps Combat High Blood Pressure

Mar 12, 2019
A smartphone app for blood pressure monitoring shows promise in patients with diabetes.
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Low-Carb Diet Tied to Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Mar 12, 2019
Study suggests using caution when restricting carbohydrates for weight loss due to atrial fibrillation concern.