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High Blood Pressure Overlooked in Many Patients

Nov 09, 2015
Study highlights risks associated with white coat and masked hypertension.

The More Exercise the Better to Prevent Heart Failure

Nov 05, 2015
Exceeding the recommended levels of physical activity may reduce heart failure risk by up to 35%.

Sedentary Time is a Major Health Concern for Latinos

Oct 29, 2015

Study finds Latinos spend three-fourths of the day sedentary, which takes a toll on heart health.

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Have Atrial Fibrillation? Blood Thinners Can Prevent Strokes, Save Lives

Oct 27, 2015
Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, reduce the chance of a stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by 50% to 60%. That’s why almost all patients with atrial fibrillation should take them, according to the FDA.

Non-statin Cholesterol Therapy Declining Among Older Adults

Oct 27, 2015

Fewer older adults are on non-statin lipid therapy due to concerns raised by recent clinical trials, finds study.

Young Adults, Especially Women, Don't Know Their Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 26, 2015

Only half of young adults suffering a heart attack knew they were at risk, finds study.

African-American Veterans Healthier Than White Counterparts

Oct 22, 2015

Analysis of VA data stands in contrast to health disparities in the general U.S. population.

Experts Call for More Research on Microvascular Disease—A ‘Woman’s Problem’

Oct 22, 2015
Better diagnosis and treatment are needed for this heart condition that is often overlooked.

Managing Heart Failure: A Program for Patients and Caregivers in Orlando

Oct 22, 2015

This series of live programs provides educational and peer-support resources on heart failure for patients and caregivers.

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Charleston, SC

Oct 22, 2015

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

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Miami

Oct 22, 2015

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

It's Never Too Late to Start Making Healthier Food Choices

Oct 22, 2015

Even modest improvements in diet help prevent heart disease.

Women Less Likely to Take Medication to Prevent Second Heart Attack

Oct 21, 2015
Women are either less likely than men to receive a prescription for preventive medication or to fill the prescription.

Alcohol-Related Injury and Disease Pose Global Health Concern

Oct 20, 2015
Excessive drinking is a major public health issue in high- and low-income countries alike.

A Healthy Lifestyle in Midlife Makes for Healthier Golden Years

Oct 13, 2015

The benefits of healthy choices carry long into older adulthood.

Music Boosts Heart Health

Oct 13, 2015
Music’s effect on heart activity, blood pressure and breathing bodes well for health.

Therapy is Useful for Heart Failure Patients Experiencing Depression

Oct 13, 2015
Cognitive therapy eases depression symptoms, which improves quality of life and helps keep these patients out of the hospital.

Coronary Artery Calcium Helps Identify Patients Eligible for Statins

Oct 07, 2015
Calcium build-up in the heart’s main arteries helps identify individuals most in need of the cholesterol-lowering medication.

Measuring Calcium Build-Up Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 07, 2015
New risk calculations include coronary artery calcification in addition to factors like age, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status.

Blacks Have Shorter Life Expectancy After Heart Attack Than Whites

Oct 06, 2015
The largest gaps in life expectancy among study participants occurred in higher income areas.

Risk of Sudden Death Very Low in Children Born with Heart Defects

Oct 06, 2015
Sudden cardiac death is very rare in children with heart defects and rarely occurs during physical activity.

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Atlanta

Oct 05, 2015

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

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Contest

Oct 05, 2015

Tell us how you are living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip for two to Chicago in April 2016!

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Providers and Patients Miss the Mark in Referrals and Participation in Cardiac Rehab

Oct 05, 2015

Even when heart attack patients are referred to cardiac rehabilitation, few complete the program.

Impact of Global Food System on Heart Health

Oct 01, 2015
Experts say our food supply has taken a toll on global cardiovascular health.