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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.

Increased Fitness Lowers Risk of Hypertension

Jan 16, 2015
Fitness level is a strong predictor of high blood pressure, according to a recent study.

Few Patients Counseled on Sex after Heart Attack

Jan 12, 2015
Few doctors provide proper counseling about resuming sexual activity following a heart attack, despite recommendations.

Dramatic Impact of Unhealthy Lifestyle on Heart Health

Jan 12, 2015
Study finds that unhealthy lifestyle choices can explain almost three-fourths of heart disease cases in young women.

Aspirin Overused in Patients at Low Risk for Heart Disease

Jan 12, 2015
Ten percent of patients are inappropriately prescribed daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, finds study.

Early Puberty Impacts Heart Risk in Women

Dec 23, 2014
Women that reached puberty early or late as a child have increased risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Report Raises Awareness for Health Effects of Air Pollution

Dec 23, 2014
A thorough review of studies highlights the negative impact of air pollution on heart health.

Daily Aspirin Fails to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke in Older Adults Free of Heart Disease

Dec 23, 2014
A large Japanese study finds no association between once-daily, low-dose aspirin and risk for heart attack, stroke or death in older adults.

Common Congenital Heart Disease Procedures Safe, Effective

Dec 15, 2014
Analysis of a national registry provides important benchmarks for the treatment of congenital heart disease.
CardioSmart News

New Plaque Test Helps Identify High-Risk Heart Patients

Dec 15, 2014
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) helps identify heart disease patients at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, finds study.

BPA in Bottled and Canned Beverages Increases Blood Pressure

Dec 15, 2014
Chemical found in plastics and cans causes a temporary spike in blood pressure, finds study.

Asian Americans Face Greater Risk for Stroke and Hypertension

Dec 08, 2014
Asian Americans face higher risk for stroke and hypertension compared to whites, finds study.

Genes Help Explain Strong Family History of Congenital Heart Disease

Dec 08, 2014
Disease-causing genes help explain heart defects in one-third of families with a strong family history of CHD, finds novel study.

Blood Thinner Benefits Patients with AFib and Advanced Kidney Disease

Dec 08, 2014
Warfarin helps reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation and advanced kidney disease, finds study.

Comorbid Conditions Associated with Heart Failure

Dec 05, 2014
Heart function plays an important role in the type of comorbid conditions associated with heart failure, finds study.

Promising Global Trends in Survival Rates of Life-Threatening Conditions

Dec 05, 2014
Better management of cardiovascular risk factors has reduced mortality associated with thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, finds study.

Keeping Added Calories in Check: Sugars and Sweeteners

Dec 03, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans today consume nearly 20% more added sugar in their daily diet than they did 40 years ago.

New Drug Combination Improves Outcomes for Patients at High Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Nov 20, 2014
Adding the non-statin agent, ezetimibe, to traditional cholesterol-lowering therapy reduces risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Risks and Benefits of Extending Drug Treatment After Stent

Nov 20, 2014
Lengthening anti-clotting treatment after stent implantation may prevent heart attacks but increases risk of bleeding, finds new study.

Underweight and Obesity Problematic with Diabetes

Nov 19, 2014
Study highlights the complex relationship between weight and mortality risk for patients with type 2 diabetes.