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Chocolate Protects Against Heart Attack
Stroke Care Varies With Timing of Hospital Visit
Income, Education Affect Survival Rates
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Cardiogenic Shock Increases Risk for Heart Patients

Jun 30, 2016
Study shows higher risk of death or rehospitalization in first 60 days after discharge; gap narrows after one year.
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Death Rate Rises Among Heart Attack Patients With Cardiogenic Shock

Jun 30, 2016
In-hospital outcomes not improving despite use of state-of-the-art measures.

Obese Male Teens at High Risk for Heart Failure as Adults

Jun 29, 2016
Swedish study finds that obese young men are nearly ten times more likely to develop heart failure by middle age.

One-Third of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Getting Optimal Treatment

Jun 28, 2016

Study finds one in three AFib patients are not receiving recommended blood thinners to reduce risk of stroke.

"Silent" Heart Attacks Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Jun 23, 2016
Nearly half of all heart attacks go unnoticed.

Wearable Monitor Helps Identify Patients with High Blood Pressure

Jun 20, 2016

Home blood pressure monitoring helps identify “masked” hypertension in black adults, finds study.

Patients Shy Away From Sex After a Heart Attack, Study Finds

Jun 18, 2016
Despite being safe for most patients, many adults with heart disease avoid sexual activity.

Experts Challenge the Need for Fasting Cholesterol Tests

Jun 17, 2016

Fasting for cholesterol tests may soon be a thing of the past, based on new recommendations.

Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Jun 15, 2016
Researchers highlight the importance of choosing wholesome foods rather than avoiding nutrient-poor foods.

Night Shifts Take a Toll on Heart Health

Jun 13, 2016
A study on U.S. female nurses finds that overnight work increases risk for heart attack.

Pregnancy Complications Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 13, 2016

Study confirms the effect of reproductive factors including younger age at first birth, history of miscarriages and lack of breastfeeding.

E-cigarettes Have Immediate Negative Effect on Heart Health

Jun 11, 2016

Electronic cigarettes are just as harmful to heart health as tobacco cigarettes, study confirms.

Picture Warnings on Cigarette Packs Increase Quit Attempts

Jun 09, 2016
Graphic depictions of the effects of smoking help discourage smoking, finds study.

Latest U.S. Obesity Trends Still Concerning

Jun 09, 2016

National data from 2013–2014 confirms that obesity rates remain high among U.S. children and adults.

Heart Disease Prevention Also Wards off Alzheimer's and Dementia

Jun 09, 2016

Simple heart-healthy choices could reduce risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s by 20%, finds study.

A Fresh Look at Saturated Fats, Vegetable Oil and Cholesterol

Jun 09, 2016
Previously unpublished findings question the benefit of replacing saturated fats to lower cholesterol.

Current Obesity Trends Raise Global Health Concerns

Jun 07, 2016

Global obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk for Kidney Disease

May 31, 2016
A simple set of guidelines for preventing heart disease may protect against chronic kidney disease, finds study.

Chinese Study Confirms the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit

May 31, 2016

Fruit lowers risk for heart disease, yet only 1 in 5 Chinese adults consumes fresh fruit on a regular basis.

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Continued Challenges for Women in Cardiology

May 26, 2016

Female cardiologists remain underrepresented and face more challenges in finding work-life balance than their male counterparts, finds survey study.

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New Decision-Making Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Chest Pain Treatment

May 25, 2016
A simple pamphlet helps clarify treatment options for people in the ER for chest pain.
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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Treat Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

May 25, 2016
Patients undergoing surgery were 5 times more likely to have ideal blood sugar control and also saw improvements in other heart health markers.
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Few Women Counseled About Their Risk for Heart Disease

May 25, 2016
Most women have one or more risk factors for heart disease yet few can recall being advised on heart health prevention.
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TAVR Offers Safe Alternative to Surgery for Many Patients with Aortic Stenosis

May 24, 2016

Minimally invasive procedure is as safe, if not moreso, than traditional surgery for higher-risk patients.

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New Decision Tool Helps Refine Blood Thinner Use in Stent Patients

May 24, 2016

DAPT score helps weigh the risks and benefits of continued dual antiplatelet therapy after stent implantation.