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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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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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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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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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Recent Study Supports Statins to Prevent Heart Disease

May 24, 2016

A large international trial finds statins to be most effective for heart disease prevention.

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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.

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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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Equally Aggressive Treatment Needed for Men and Women with Heart Disease

May 23, 2016
While risk factors may differ, study findings suggest plaque build-up in arteries is just as dangerous in all patients.
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Stress Tests Less Useful for Assessing Heart Disease in Women than Men

May 22, 2016

Cardiac imaging proves more useful than stress tests for determining heart risk in women, finds study.

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Virtual Health Programs Could Improve Global Health

May 22, 2016
An online challenge promotes physical activity and weight loss in over 60 countries.
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Striking Trends Show Heart Attack Patients are Getting Younger, More Obese

May 11, 2016

Experts emphasize addressing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes earlier in life.

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Open Heart Surgery Boosts Survival in Heart Failure Patients

May 11, 2016

Despite increased risks, open heart surgery improves long-term survival in patients with heart disease and heart failure.

Heart Forum Webinar: The NCDR Public Reporting Program

May 11, 2016
Learn more about the American College of Cardiology's public reporting program: Find Your Heart a Home.

CardioSmart's Heart Forum on Managing High Blood Pressure

May 11, 2016
A free webinar on managing high blood pressure

Managing Hypertension: Protocols and Patient Engagement

May 11, 2016
Tips on how to engage and educate patients about Hypertension

Heart Disease Burden Has Shifted to Southern U.S. States

May 04, 2016

The highest death rates from heart disease have shifted to the South since the 1970s.

A Healthy Heart Promotes a Healthy Mind in Older Adults

May 03, 2016

Study links a heart-healthy lifestyle to improved cognitive function.

Biking and Walking to Work Wards Off Excess Weight

May 03, 2016

Active commuters have lower body mass index and less body fat compared to drivers.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scans Help Refine Treatment Decisions

May 03, 2016

Landmark research demonstrates the benefits of using CAC tests when appropriate.

The Danger of High Triglycerides for People with Heart Disease

May 01, 2016

Study reconfirms the serious effect of elevated triglycerides on longevity.

Tai Chi Boosts Quality of Life in Patients with Heart Disease

May 01, 2016

A review of 35 studies confirms heart health benefits of traditional Chinese exercises.

More Younger Adults Should Take Statins, Finds Study

May 01, 2016

Increased statin use could prevent heart events for over a quarter of a million people.

Experts Endorse Routine Imaging to Screen for Heart Disease

Apr 30, 2016

Experts argue for more comprehensive heart screenings.

Lowering Prices of Fruits and Veggies Could Save Lives

Apr 30, 2016

A 10% reduction in price could save tens of thousands of lives, finds study.

Yogurt Helps Protect Women from High Blood Pressure

Apr 24, 2016

Regular yogurt consumption reduces risk for high blood pressure by 20 percent in women, finds study.