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U.S. Hospitals Fall Short in Stroke Treatment

Sep 12, 2014
Few stroke patients receive optimal care, according to 2011 data from U.S. hospitals.

Fatty Acids in Nuts and Seeds Protect the Heart

Sep 12, 2014
Replacing meats and dairy products with nuts and seeds helps reduce risk for heart disease, finds study.

New Insight Into Weight Loss in Heart Failure Patients

Sep 09, 2014
We may be one step closer to preventing weight loss in heart failure patients, thanks to a recent study.

Exercise Offsets AFib Risk in Obese Women

Sep 09, 2014
Exercise helps protect older women from an abnormal heartbeat, finds study.

Exercise Cuts Heart Failure Risk in Half

Sep 09, 2014
Staying active drastically reduces risk for developing heart failure, according to a large Swedish study.

Cholesterol Screenings Uncommon in Children

Sep 09, 2014
Few children were screened for cholesterol before the recommendation of universal screenings during adolescence, released in 2011.

Support From Friends and Family Wards Off Stroke

Sep 08, 2014
New study finds a link between stroke risk and the size of one’s social network.

Weight Watchers and Atkins Equally as Effective

Sep 05, 2014
There’s little difference between trademarked diet programs, finds new study.

Less Educated Smokers Have Greatest Stroke Risk

Sep 05, 2014
Traditional risk factors for stroke are especially dangerous in poorly educated adults, finds study.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for High Blood Pressure

Sep 03, 2014
Where people carry extra weight can impact their risk for high blood pressure, finds new study.

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Patient Contest

Sep 02, 2014

Tell us how you are living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip to San Diego, CA.

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk in Richmond, VA

Aug 29, 2014
A fellow of the American College of Cardiology will be at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 6 to share tips on heart health and the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Heart Group Says E-Cigarettes Require Strict Regulation

Aug 28, 2014
Electronic cigarettes should be included in smoke-free air laws, according to the American Heart Association.

Comprehensive Testing Helps Predict Stroke Risk

Aug 26, 2014
Study finds that a comprehensive group of common heart tests may better estimate stroke risk in patients.

Estimated 40% of Americans to Develop Diabetes in Their Lifetime

Aug 26, 2014
Diabetes is much more common than it was decades ago, leaving experts to estimate that two in five U.S. adults will develop the disease.

Drop in Hospitalizations for Heart Disease and Stroke

Aug 25, 2014
There have been significant improvements in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past decade, based on national hospital trends.

Safety Concerns About AFib Drug Digoxin

Aug 22, 2014
New study raises safety concerns about use of the common heart rate medication in atrial fibrillation patients.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Disease

Aug 19, 2014
The closer you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, the lower your cardiovascular risk may be, finds Spanish study.

Heart Disease Trends Vary by Race and Gender

Aug 19, 2014
Women and African-Americans hit hardest by traditional risk factors for heart disease, finds study.

Folic Acid Deficiency Rare in U.S.

Aug 19, 2014
Study finds folic acid deficiency is extremely rare, making routine tests unnecessary in the general population.

Changes in Statin-Use Based on New Guidelines

Aug 18, 2014
Doctors should change the way they prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins, based on new guidelines designed to help patients prevent heart attack and stroke.

Concerns about Neck Therapy and Stroke Risk

Aug 18, 2014
While there isn’t enough evidence that neck manipulation directly causes cervical artery dissection and stroke, experts believe patients should be informed about the association.

All-in-One Pill to Prevent Heart Disease?

Aug 08, 2014
A polypill to prevent heart disease has the potential to save millions of lives, according to experts.

Sitting Too Much Diminishes Fitness Level

Aug 08, 2014
No matter how much you may exercise, sitting for long periods of time reduces fitness, finds study.

Staying Active and Reducing Sedentary Time Key to Combating Obesity

Aug 08, 2014
Study finds that increasing physical activity and limiting sedentary time is the best combination for obesity prevention.