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Angioplasty for Patients with Chronic Blockages Underutilized

Feb 17, 2015
Researchers in an almost 4-year study found that angioplasty for patients with chronic blockages made up only 3.8% of the total number of angioplasties performed for stable heart disease.

Blood Pressure Meds Life-Saving for Patients with Diabetes

Feb 13, 2015
Reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg lowers risk for heart disease.

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Stroke

Feb 10, 2015

The protective benefit of healthier eating is seen even when incorporating only parts of the diet.

Heavy Drinking Increases Stroke Risk

Feb 10, 2015
Consuming more than two alcoholic drinks daily was linked to a 30% greater risk for stroke among study participants.

Stress Hinders Heart Attack Recovery in Women

Feb 10, 2015

Stress helps explain differences in heart attack outcomes among men and women.

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Prefers Shorter Life to Daily Pill

Feb 06, 2015

Researchers explore the uptake of a preventive heart disease medicine.

Study Uses Health Records to Help Smokers Quit

Feb 06, 2015
Using electronic health records to identify and support low-income smokers highlights the ability to reduce disparities and improve public health.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in San Diego

Feb 04, 2015
This series of live programs provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Dietary Counseling Beginning in Infancy Improves Adult Heart Health

Feb 03, 2015
Young adults taught healthy eating habits as babies and throughout their lives were half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome compared to those receiving standard care.

Modest Drinking May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

Feb 03, 2015
Men and women consuming up to one drink a day have lower risk of heart failure compared to non-drinkers.

Teleconferencing Improves Stroke Treatment in Rural Settings

Feb 03, 2015
Virtual medical consultations enable care from specialists in areas without comprehensive stroke centers.

Running for Health? Moderation is Key

Feb 02, 2015

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to reap full benefits, according to a new study.

Managing Cholesterol for a Healthy Heart Event in Pueblo, Colo.

Feb 02, 2015

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

Study Questions Strict Sodium Guidelines for Older Adults

Jan 28, 2015

Reducing sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg a day may be excessive for older adults.

Shedding Light on a Mysterious Type of Heart Attack

Jan 28, 2015
MINOCA is a heart attack not resulting from narrowed arteries.

Study Disputes Use of Blood Thinners in Younger AFib Patients

Jan 28, 2015

The risks associated with blood thinners may outweigh the benefits in younger atrial fibrillation patients with low stroke risk.

Ability to Process Nicotine Linked to Efficacy of Patch vs. Pill

Jan 26, 2015
How quickly smokers metabolize nicotine may impact whether the nicotine patch or Chantix works best, finds study.

Many Diabetic Seniors Dangerously Over-treated

Jan 26, 2015
Older adults with diabetes are controlling their blood sugar levels too tightly, according to study.

Well-being in Childhood Impacts Adult Heart Health

Jan 26, 2015
Key indicators of a child’s well-being may determine risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

High Systolic Blood Pressure Increases Heart Risk in Young Adults

Jan 26, 2015
Having a high systolic blood pressure increases risk of heart disease and death in young adults, even when diastolic blood pressure is normal.

Experts Emphasize the Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Jan 26, 2015
Despite its value and importance, cardiac rehab is vastly underutilized by patients.

Managing Cholesterol for a Healthy Heart Event in Huntington, WV

Jan 22, 2015
This live educational program provides educational and peer-support resources on managing and preventing high cholesterol for patients and caregivers.
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Physician Sleep Deprivation Has No Significant Effect on Angioplasty Outcomes

Jan 20, 2015
According to a new study, patients undergoing angioplasty performed by a sleep-deprived doctor fared about the same as those whose doctor was rested.

New Report Conveys Global Impact of Heart Disease and Stroke

Jan 16, 2015
Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death, according to updated statistics.