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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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The Bulk of U.S. Salt Intake Comes From Processed Foods

Jun 15, 2017
Salt added during cooking and at the table accounted for a small percentage of daily sodium intake.

Lack of Evidence on Herbal Remedies and Heart Disease

Jun 15, 2017
Experts urge more research on the risks and benefits of Chinese herbal remedies for heart health.

Diabetes Drug Protects Heart Health in Prediabetic Men

Jun 15, 2017
Metformin helps prevent calcium build-up in men with prediabetes.

Study Questions the Use of Vitamin D Supplements in Heart Failure Patients

Jun 15, 2017
Experts urge caution with daily high-dose vitamin D supplements.

Chocolate Consumption Protects Against Irregular Heart Rhythm

Jun 15, 2017
Study suggests that chocolate may ward off atrial fibrillation.

Non-caffeine Ingredients in Energy Drinks Linked to Negative Heart Effects

Jun 06, 2017
Study suggests it’s the added ingredients in energy drinks that may be harmful to health.

Fasting Every Other is Day No Better Than Traditional Diet

Jun 06, 2017
Participants on the alternate-day fasting plan lost the same amount of weight as those restricting calories daily.

Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Harmful for Patients with Heart Disease

Jun 06, 2017
Study links body weight fluctuation to increased risk for heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease.
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A Healthy Lifestyle Could Add Quality Years to Your Life

Jun 06, 2017
Study finds middle-aged adults with no cardiovascular risk factors live longer, healthier lives.

Coronary Artery Calcification Likely the Best Marker of Heart Health

May 16, 2017

Checking for calcium build-up in the heart’s arteries identifies patients at increased risk for heart disease, finds study.

Quality of Life as a Key Goal for Older Adults with Heart Disease

May 10, 2017

Maintaining independence should be a key goal of treatment, argue experts.

Gum Disease and Tooth Loss Linked to Heart Risks in Older Women

May 10, 2017

Maintaining healthy gums may help reduce risk for heart disease.

Belly Fat Increases Risk for High Blood Pressure

May 10, 2017
A Chinese study of men and women assesses abdominal obesity and blood pressure.
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Study Tests Safety and Efficacy of Exercise in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

May 09, 2017
Individuals with HCM benefited from tailored, moderate-intensity exercise programs.
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Prescription Blood Thinners Recommended Over Aspirin in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism

May 09, 2017

Study finds rivaroxaban to be nearly three times as effective at reducing risk for venous thromboembolism compared to aspirin.

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Promising Data for a Minimally-Invasive Device that Treats Mitral Regurgitation

May 09, 2017
The MitraClip procedure is generally successful in elderly patients with leaky heart valves.
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Web-Based Counseling Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Apr 18, 2017
Online counseling is a great addition to blood pressure-lowering medication.
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Replacing Aspirin with Prescription Blood Thinner Appears Safe after Heart Attack

Apr 18, 2017

A stronger combination of blood thinners may be safe in heart attack patients, finds study.

Experts Help Clarify Who Should Take Fish Oil Supplements

Apr 13, 2017

Current research shows a lack of evidence to recommend fish oil supplements to the general population.

New Tool Helps Predict Heart Risks in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Apr 13, 2017

New tool to guide treatment in patients with a genetic disorder causing dangerously high cholesterol levels.

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South American Tribe Has World's Healthiest Arteries, Study Finds

Mar 31, 2017
What we can learn from the Tsimane tribe, in which heart disease hardly exists.
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise for Patients with Heart Disease

Mar 28, 2017

PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL and risk for heart complications, but access to the drug is an issue for many.

Public Health Campaign Helps Decrease Sales of Sugary Beverages

Mar 24, 2017
A three-year study links public health campaign to decreased sugary beverage sales in Howard County, Maryland.

Excess Sodium is Leading Dietary Cause of Heart-Related Deaths

Mar 24, 2017

Consuming too much salt has a strong impact on mortality risk from heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Heavy Drinking Increases Heart Risks in Men

Mar 17, 2017

Study links heavy drinking to stiffened arteries in men.