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10 Steps for Treating Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with CHD

Nov 18, 2013
New study outlines optimal treatment of patients with congenital heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

New and Emerging Research on Tetralogy of Fallot

Nov 18, 2013
Paper outlines “hot topics” that may further our understanding of the rare birth defect.

Registry Programs Improve Quality of Care and Outcomes

Nov 18, 2013
Lessons learned from the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program.

Sleep Apnea Hinders Recovery After Heart Attack

Nov 18, 2013
Study finds sleep-disordered breathing impairs healing after a heart attack.

New Guidelines for Treating Older Patients with Heart Disease

Nov 18, 2013
Scientific statement from the American Heart Association updates guidelines for secondary prevention in older adults.

Obesity, Alone, Increases Heart Disease Risk

Nov 13, 2013
Study finds carrying extra weight increases risk for heart disease, regardless of other medical conditions.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Women

Nov 13, 2013
Study finds that sports-related sudden cardiac death is much lower in women compared to men.

FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

Nov 07, 2013
The FDA has issued a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils—the major dietary source of trans fat in processed food—are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab

Nov 07, 2013
Although chronic heart failure can limit endurance, exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to help patients feel better and live longer.

Radiation Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients

Nov 06, 2013
Dosage and location or position of treatment can slightly increase heart disease risk in some women.

Peripheral Artery Disease: A Global Problem

Nov 06, 2013
Recent study estimates the worldwide impact of PAD in low, middle and high-income countries.

Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise

Nov 06, 2013
High-intensity exercise programs are safe and improve fitness in heart failure patients, according to Australian research study.

First-Ever Trial Comparing Angioplasty Strategies

Nov 06, 2013
Study finds that accessing arteries through the wrist for angioplasty is just as safe and effective in women as traditional access point in the leg.

Take Our "Thanks for Quitting" Challenge

Nov 01, 2013
CardioSmart's "Thanks for Quitting" Challenge is here to help you become smoke-free on or after the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

Oct 23, 2013
The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

American Diabetes Association Revises Nutritional Guidelines

Oct 21, 2013
New guidelines conclude there is no “one size fits all” eating plan for the management of diabetes.

Is Surgery Safe for Stent Patients?

Oct 18, 2013
Study suggests that patients with stents should wait six months to undergo elective surgery to reduce risk of complications.

Widespread CPR Education Improves Survival Rates

Oct 18, 2013
National program in Denmark increased CPR bystander rates and tripled survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.

Comparing Life-Saving Procedures from a Patient Perspective

Oct 18, 2013
Trial compares quality of life in diabetic patients undergoing revascularization procedures CABG and PCI.

Exercise as Effective as Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct 18, 2013
Forget the pills. Study finds exercise helps treat and prevent chronic disease as well as medicine.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Minneapolis

Oct 16, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Pueblo, CO

Oct 16, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Risks of Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Vary by Hospital

Oct 09, 2013
Risk of complications from catheter ablation is low among AFib patients, but varies between doctors and hospitals, according to a recent study.

Hormone Therapy: Do Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Oct 09, 2013
Study advises against use of hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention, as it may increase long-term health risks.

Chronic Chest Pain Interferes with Work Ability

Oct 08, 2013
Study finds chest pain causes many patients to file for disability, regardless of a heart disease diagnosis.