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Measuring Calcium Build-Up Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 07, 2015
New risk calculations include coronary artery calcification in addition to factors like age, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status.

Risk of Sudden Death Very Low in Children Born with Heart Defects

Oct 06, 2015
Sudden cardiac death is very rare in children with heart defects and rarely occurs during physical activity.

Blacks Have Shorter Life Expectancy After Heart Attack Than Whites

Oct 06, 2015
The largest gaps in life expectancy among study participants occurred in higher income areas.

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Atlanta

Oct 05, 2015

This program provides educational and peer-support resources on managing and preventing high cholesterol.

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Providers and Patients Miss the Mark in Referrals and Participation in Cardiac Rehab

Oct 05, 2015

Even when heart attack patients are referred to cardiac rehabilitation, few complete the program.

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Contest

Oct 05, 2015

Tell us how you are living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip for two to Chicago in April 2016!

Impact of Global Food System on Heart Health

Oct 01, 2015
Experts say our food supply has taken a toll on global cardiovascular health.

Study Shows That Small Quantities of Trans Fats From Dairy and Meat May Be Safe

Oct 01, 2015
Despite concerns about trans fats and increased cardiovascular risk, study confirms trans fats are safe in small quantities.

Preschool Program Instills Healthy Habits in Young Children

Sep 30, 2015
Experts hope encouraging healthy habits early on will help improve heart health in adulthood.

Longer, But Not Necessarily Healthier, Lives

Sep 25, 2015
While life expectancy continues to rise, heart disease becomes the leading cause of disability around the world.

Diabetes Remains a Major Health Concern in the U.S.

Sep 23, 2015

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or are at risk for developing this disease.

Moderate Exercise Helps Ward Off Heart Failure

Sep 22, 2015
Walking or biking just 20 minutes a day cuts heart failure risk by more than 20%.

Screening Children for Genetic Disorder That Causes High Cholesterol

Sep 19, 2015

Universal cholesterol screenings in Slovenia help identify children at risk for familial hypercholesterolemia.

Deep Belly Fat Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Sep 18, 2015
Study finds that both volume and type of belly fat have an impact on heart health.

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Dallas

Sep 18, 2015

This program provides educational and peer-support resources on managing and preventing high cholesterol.

Age and Gender Differences in Heart Disease Mortality Rates

Sep 17, 2015
Despite recent drops in cardiovascular mortality rates, death toll among young adults remains high.

Working Long Hours Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Sep 15, 2015
Working 55 hours or more a week increases stroke risk by 33%.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk for Heart Attack

Sep 11, 2015

A review of 16 recent studies suggests the flu vaccine offers heart protection even for adults without known heart disease. 

Minorities Less Likely to Call 911 After Stroke

Sep 11, 2015

Despite recommendations to call 911 at the first sign of stroke, minorities are less likely to seek immediate medical assistance than whites.

Blood Pressure and Cognitive Function in Elderly Adults

Sep 09, 2015

Stopping blood pressure medication has little effect on brain function in elderly adults, says study.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Increase Heart Disease Risk in Teens

Sep 04, 2015
Experts encourage early heart disease screenings.

Southern Diet Strongly Linked to Heart Disease

Sep 02, 2015
Excessive sugar and saturated fats are to blame for the negative impact on heart health.

Obese Patients More Likely to Receive Preventive Meds

Aug 25, 2015
This study investigates the link between obesity, medications to help mitigate heart disease risk, and what is known as the “obesity paradox.”

Helping Patients with Diabetes Improve Their Heart Health

Aug 25, 2015

Recent statement from the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association highlights the importance of heart disease prevention in patients with diabetes.

Economic and Social Forces Have Big Impact on Heart Health

Aug 21, 2015
The American Heart Association has issued a scientific statement addressing social factors that influence risk for heart disease.