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Research Sheds Light on How Long Anticoagulants Should Be Taken After Stenting

Apr 04, 2013
Patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix) for a long period don’t see any health benefits and actually have a higher risk of bleeding.
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No Benefit Found From Blood Pressure Drug in Heart Failure Patients

Mar 27, 2013
According to researchers, the blood pressure-lowering drug aliskiren had no positive effect on people with heart failure.
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Blood Thinner and Cholesterol Lowering Drug Combination Helps Prevent Stroke After Carotid Stenting

Mar 27, 2013
An Italian study finds that high doses of clopidogrel and atorvastatin appear to reduce stroke risk in stent patients.
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In High Doses, Niacin Causes More Harm than Good

Mar 27, 2013
Commonly used to treat high cholesterol, the B vitamin can cause serious side effects and complications.

Roots of Heart Disease Found in Mummies Dating Back 4,000 Years

Mar 26, 2013
Atherosclerosis is evident in one-third of mummies, across all populations in the study.

Heart Attacks Triple After Hurricane Katrina

Mar 10, 2013
Researchers say psychosocial effects of the disaster play an important role.

Money Motivates People to Lose Weight

Mar 10, 2013

Weight-loss programs with cash incentives and penalties yield better participation and greater weight loss than those without.

Despite Lifesaving Benefits, Fewer Women Than Men Get Cardiac Rehab

Mar 09, 2013
Women with coronary artery disease can improve their heart health and reduce their risk of dying from heart disease by attending cardiac rehabilitation.

Cutting Salt Intake Could Save More Than One Million Lives

Mar 07, 2013
According to researchers, if Americans reduced their daily sodium intake, between 850,000 to 1.2 million lives could be saved over a decade.

Sitting Less Reduces Risk for Diabetes

Mar 07, 2013
Researchers have found that people with more sedentary time have poorer blood sugar control and higher cholesterol compared to those who are less sedentary, even after accounting for physical activity.

Belly Fat Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Mar 06, 2013
Do you have a healthy BMI? Where we carry weight may determine our health more accurately than our BMI suggests.

Duo of Anticoagulants Could Help Patients after 'Mini' Stroke

Mar 06, 2013
A Chinese study finds that combining aspirin with clopidrogel (Plavix) after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) helped reduce the risk of having a subsequent stroke.

Marriage Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Mar 06, 2013
A Finnish study finds that unmarried men and women were much more likely to have a heart attack than their married peers.

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

Mar 06, 2013
According to a recent study, the Mediterranean diet, which is full of healthy fats, lowered the risk of heart attack, stroke and death by about 30% among middle-aged adults.

Southern Diet Explains the 'Stroke Belt'

Mar 06, 2013
A new study finds that a Southern-style diet filled with fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks can increase stroke risk.

Blood Pressure Medication Improves Walking Ability in PAD Patients

Feb 21, 2013
A study of Australian patients with peripheral arterial disease finds that ramipril (Altace) can boost mobility and quality of life.

Do Financial Conflicts of Interest Impact Study Results?

Feb 21, 2013
According to a recent study, funding sources and conflicts of interest have no impact on the outcome of medical studies and trials.

Baby Boomers Less Healthy Than Previous Generation

Feb 19, 2013
A recent study finds baby boomers have higher rates of chronic disease, higher levels of disability and lower self-rated health than those born a generation prior.

Calcium Supplements May Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Men

Feb 19, 2013
While more research is needed, new findings show how calcium supplements could affect heart health in men.

CardioSmart Partners with Hospitals for National Heart Health Screening Day

Feb 14, 2013
CardioSmart is collaborating with hospitals nationwide to offer free heart health screenings to local residents.

American College of Cardiology Spotlights Heart Health Through Fashion

Feb 05, 2013
Live stream the Red Dress Collection Fashion Show and participate in other events for this national heart health awareness movement.

Patients with AFib Can Benefit Greatly From Yoga

Feb 05, 2013
According to a recent study, yoga may work especially well at improving heart rhythm and quality of life for those with atrial fibrillation.
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Spirit of the Heart—Helping Improve Your Community's Heart Health

Jan 29, 2013

Spirit of the Heart events offer heart disease screening and events in underserved communities.

CABG Superior to PCI in Patients with Diabetes

Nov 28, 2012

PCI is still risky for patients with diabetes, even with drug-eluting stents.

Heart-Related Deaths Increase in Winter, but Not Due to Cold Weather

Nov 28, 2012

Climate is not to blame for the increase in cardiovascular deaths in winter.