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Heavy Drinking Linked to Stiffened Arteries in Men
Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Heart Risks
Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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  • Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Previously unpublished findings question the benefit of replacing saturated fats to lower cholesterol.

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.

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.

Current Obesity Trends Raise Global Health Concerns

Jun 07, 2016

Global obesity rates have tripled since the 1970s.

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.

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.
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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