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Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2018

Dec 13, 2018

This year's most read patient summaries worth a second look.

Post-Pregnancy Monitoring is Critical for Women with Blood Pressure Disorders

Dec 12, 2018

Pregnant women with conditions like preeclampsia face increased risk for stroke both during and after delivery.

Study Confirms Link Between Lead Exposure and Hypertension

Dec 12, 2018

Low levels of lead exposure may increase risk for hard-to-treat hypertension, a Boston study finds.

Exercise is Recommended for Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

Dec 12, 2018
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps protect against heart failure and improve outcomes, explain experts.

Stricter Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Finds

Dec 07, 2018

National analysis highlights the risks and benefits of tighter blood pressure guidelines.

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Study Questions the Benefits of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements

Nov 13, 2018

Five-year study finds vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not reduce risk for heart events and cancer in healthy adults.

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Why Women Are Less Likely to Receive CPR During Cardiac Arrest

Nov 06, 2018
Studies explore why women are less likely to receive lifesaving CPR when collapsing in public.
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Opioids May Increase Risk for Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Nov 06, 2018
Study adds to growing concerns about prescription opioid use and heart health.
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Spikes in Violent Crime Linked to Increased Blood Pressure

Nov 06, 2018

Study links 2015 Chicago crime surge to increased risk for high blood pressure, even in low-crime areas.

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Big Evening Meals Increase Risk for Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure

Nov 06, 2018
Eating earlier in the day could be better for heart health, finds study of Hispanic adults.

Poor Fitness Doubles Risk of Heart-Related Death

Oct 31, 2018

Study finds that healthy, middle-aged adults with poor fitness had up to twofold greater risk of death than those who were physically fit.

Study Confirms the Link Between Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure

Oct 31, 2018

Gum disease may make it harder to treat high blood pressure, finds study of 3,600 U.S. adults.

One in Three Teens Have Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Oct 31, 2018

E-cigarettes pose an increasing health threat to America’s youth, shows survey study of California teens.

Church Program Helps African-Americans Improve Blood Pressure Control

Oct 31, 2018

Health programming delivered in New York City churches shows promise for black adults with high blood pressure.  

Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Oct 23, 2018

Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million adults.

Controlling Blood Sugar is Important for Heart Health

Oct 23, 2018
Managing blood sugar should be a key goal for patients with type 2 diabetes, explain experts.

Comprehensive Weight-Loss Programs are Recommended for Obese Adults

Oct 09, 2018

Obese patients should be routinely referred to potential weight-loss programs, experts recommend.

Financial Incentives for Controlling High Cholesterol: Are They Worth It?

Oct 04, 2018

Incentives that encourage better management of high cholesterol appear cost-effective, based on expert models.


Experts Stress the Importance of Exercise for the Prevention of Heart Disease

Oct 03, 2018
A health promotion series highlights the role of physical activity in staying heart-healthy.

Two Daily Servings of Dairy Helps Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 03, 2018
Global study finds that consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt helps reduce cardiovascular risk, regardless of fat content.

Optimism and Happiness Aid in Heart Disease Prevention

Sep 20, 2018

Health promotion series highlights the importance of positive thinking for improving heart health.

Racial Health Disparities Persist at Hospitals Across the Country

Sep 20, 2018

Analysis of U.S. hospital data shows that systemic issues may be to blame for health care disparities.

Breastfeeding Helps Protect Women Against Future Strokes

Sep 19, 2018

U.S. study finds breastfeeding significantly reduces stroke, especially for those at higher risk.

Anxiety and Depression Boost Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Sep 19, 2018
Australian study finds that adults with high levels of anxiety and depression are at greater risk of life-threatening heart events.
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New Drug Offers Hope for Patients with a Rare Form of Cardiomyopathy

Sep 19, 2018

Breakthrough therapy appears both safe and effective in patients with a rare and fatal heart condition called transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy.