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Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron?

Sep 24, 2013
Being more physically fit, having a smaller waistline and having normal blood sugar may help protect some obese individuals from chronic diseases.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

Sep 23, 2013
A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Sep 23, 2013
Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

More Children Severely Obese than Ever Before

Sep 20, 2013
Experts report that 4-6% of children are severely obese, and effective treatments are not well understood.

Healthy Diet Boosts Chances for Survival After Heart Attack

Sep 17, 2013
Study finds that improved eating habits add years to survivors' lives.

Heart Attack Symptoms Differ in Younger Men and Women

Sep 17, 2013
Gender differences in heart attack symptoms—especially for those under 55—highlight the importance of recognizing warning signs and seeking immediate care.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Sep 17, 2013
Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

Sep 11, 2013
First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

Risk Factors for Rare Heart Condition in Delivering Mothers

Sep 11, 2013
Largest study of its kind identifies new risk factors for peripartum cardiomyopathy.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Sep 10, 2013
Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.
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New Blood Thinner Fails to Help Heart Valve Patients

Sep 10, 2013
Dabigatran increases risk of complications for patients with mechanical heart valves compared to standard therapy, study finds.
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New Blood Thinner Safer than Standard Treatment

Sep 09, 2013
Study finds that new blood thinner, edoxaban, is just as effective and carries less bleeding risk than the standard treatment of warfarin.
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Preventive Measures May Save Heart Attack Patients

Sep 09, 2013
Performing a more extensive angioplasty could effectively treat heart attacks and help prevent future ones.

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk in Chicago

Sep 04, 2013
Members of the American College of Cardiology's CardioSmart team will be at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 15 to share tips on heart health and the benefits of an active lifestyle.
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Good and Bad News for Diabetes Drugs in Recent Studies

Sep 04, 2013

Two clinical trials fail to show cardiovascular benefits from tight blood sugar control using a common class of diabetes drugs.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Miami

Sep 03, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Large-Scale Program Improves Blood Pressure Control

Aug 28, 2013
Program implemented by Kaiser Permanente in California helps patients with high blood pressure achieve better results.

Predicting Risk Among Angioplasty Patients

Aug 27, 2013
Study helps estimate the danger patients face when undergoing angioplasty.

Mediterranean and Low-Carb Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk

Aug 26, 2013
Study finds that a low-carb, Mediterranean diet decreases risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Women Neglected by Heart Disease Prevention Efforts

Aug 20, 2013
Heart disease kills more women than men each year, yet many still think it’s a “man’s disease.”

Healthy Diet Protects Diabetic Patients against Kidney Disease

Aug 20, 2013
Study finds that a well-balanced diet reduces chronic kidney disease risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

More Obese Patients Needing Angioplasty than Ever Before

Aug 13, 2013
Younger, morbidly obese patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are also at greater risk for complications, study finds.

Coca-Cola Family Field Day in Chicago

Aug 12, 2013
Members of the CardioSmart team will be in Chicago on Aug. 24 to help promote an active lifestyle and provide tips on heart health.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Aug 12, 2013
Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Aug 12, 2013
Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.