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Heavy Drinking Linked to Stiffened Arteries in Men
Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Heart Risks
Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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  • Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Heart Disease

Mar 28, 2017

PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL and risk for heart complications, but access to the drug is an issue for many.

Public Health Campaign Helps Decrease Sales of Sugary Beverages

Mar 24, 2017
A three-year study links public health campaign to decreased sugary beverage sales in Howard County, Maryland.

Excess Sodium is Leading Dietary Cause of Heart-Related Deaths

Mar 24, 2017

Consuming too much salt has a strong impact on mortality risk from heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Heavy Drinking Increases Heart Risks in Men

Mar 17, 2017

Study links heavy drinking to stiffened arteries in men.

Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Their Heart Risks

Mar 17, 2017
Despite nurse-led education, knowledge of risk factors remains low among stroke survivors.

Few Patients with Resistant Hypertension Take Medication as Instructed

Mar 17, 2017

Poor medication adherence influences findings on a novel treatment for persistent high blood pressure.

Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Heart Events in Chinese Adults

Mar 08, 2017

A large Chinese study highlights the power of prevention.

Study Highlights Pros and Cons of Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment

Mar 03, 2017
Intensive blood pressure treatment reduces risk of death but increases risk of complications.

Heart Failure Risk Strongly Associated with Inactivity and Obesity

Mar 03, 2017
Large study of U.S. adults affirms a healthy lifestyle for prevention.

Weekly Food Delivery Has Little Added Benefit for Weight Loss

Mar 01, 2017

Providing food delivery as part of a weight loss program has little impact on success, finds study.

Testosterone Treatment Accelerates Artery Plaque Build-Up

Mar 01, 2017

Study highlights potential health risks of testosterone treatment in older men.

Living With Congenital Heart Disease

Feb 27, 2017
Join us for a live program to learn about congenital heart disease and resources to help you or a loved one manage the condition.

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.