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Fit Teens Have Lower Heart Attack Risk Later in Life

Jan 16, 2014
Study finds that fitness early in life helps reduce heart attack risk during adulthood.

Heart Failure Patients with Pacemakers Benefit from High-Dose Medication

Jan 16, 2014
Recent study identifies the best combination of therapies for heart failure patients after receiving a pacemaker.

Not All Plaque is Created Equal

Jan 15, 2014
Plaque density may prove an important factor when calculating risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study.

Anti-Smoking Efforts Saved 8 Million Lives—and Counting

Jan 15, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health, study finds tobacco control efforts have increased life expectancy and saved millions of American lives.

Multivitamins Fail to Improve Memory in Older Men

Jan 10, 2014
Study findings suggest that daily multivitamins fail to prevent cognitive decline in older adults.

Exercise Reduces Risk of Cardiac Events in Heart Patients

Jan 10, 2014
High-risk patients who add in about 20 minutes of walking each day can lower their risk for a cardiac event by 10%.

Size Matters for Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation

Jan 08, 2014
Study finds that receiving an undersized heart increases risk of death in heart transplant patients.

New Recommendations for Blood Pressure Management

Dec 18, 2013
New recommendations for the treatment of high blood pressure—a condition that affects nearly 78 million U.S. adults—were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Experts Alarmed by Diabetes Trends

Dec 13, 2013
Global diabetes rates are at an all-time high and expected to increase in coming years.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Dec 13, 2013
Nighttime breathing treatments help lower blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea.

Depression and Heart Disease: A Likely Pair

Dec 09, 2013
Improved diagnosis and treatment of depression in heart patients may improve outcomes, according to recent update.

Increasing Awareness for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Dec 09, 2013
Recent study identifies the need to increase awareness for FH, a common genetic disorder that increases risk for heart disease at a young age.

Energy Drinks Increase the Heart's Contraction Rate

Dec 09, 2013
Study suggests that energy drinks may be unsafe for children and individuals with existing heart conditions, like an irregular heartbeat.

Minimally-Invasive Therapies Promising for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation

Dec 06, 2013
Experts provide an overview and recommendations for the use of minimally-invasive procedures as treatment for mitral valve regurgitation.

Blood Clots a Major Concern for Children and Adults with CHD

Dec 06, 2013
American Heart Association releases statement with recommendations for preventing blood clots in patients with congenital heart disease.

Update on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements in the U.S.

Dec 05, 2013
National registry helps assess safety and efficacy of minimally-invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis.

National Efforts to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Dec 05, 2013
Experts release a science advisory, which includes a new approach for the treatment of hypertension.

Does Chest Pain Differ Among Men and Women During a Heart Attack?

Dec 05, 2013
Study finds small differences in characteristics of chest pain by gender.

Magnesium Helps Keep Arteries Healthy

Nov 27, 2013
People with higher magnesium intake have healthier arteries, study finds.
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Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Improve Blood Pressure

Nov 26, 2013
Clinical trial cut short after finding no association between vitamin D supplements and blood pressure control.
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Taking Aspirin at Bedtime Decreases Heart Attack Risk

Nov 26, 2013
Taking aspirin before bed helps prevent blood clotting and reduces cardiovascular risk in heart attack patients.

Nut Consumption Linked to Longevity

Nov 26, 2013
Study finds that regular consumption of nuts could lower risk of death by as much as 20%.

Vitamin D Test Misdiagnoses African-Americans

Nov 26, 2013
Standard test wrongly labels most African-Americans as vitamin D deficient.
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It's Easier to Lose Weight with Family and Friends, Study Finds

Nov 25, 2013
Weight loss interventions in social networks are more effective than standard care.
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Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Lessons with 'Sesame Street'

Nov 25, 2013
Study finds heart-health messages in “Sesame Street” promote healthier behavior in preschool children.