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More Research Needed to Achieve Health Equity in Preventive Care

Jan 26, 2020

Experts identify gaps in knowledge about how to put proven services into practice.

Quality Comes First in Carbs vs. Fats Debate

Jan 26, 2020
Healthy low-carbohydrate diet and healthy low-fat diet are linked to decreased mortality, study shows.

Women with Heart Failure Face Greater Risk of Death After Surgery than Men

Jan 08, 2020
Women tend to fare better after surgery, except in study patients with heart failure. 

Receiving a Heart Transplant in Your Region's Leading Center Can Improve Survival

Jan 08, 2020
Heart transplants should be performed in high-volume hospitals to improve outcomes, suggests U.S. study.

Study Supports Treatment of Lipoprotein(a) to Reduce Heart Risks

Jan 07, 2020
Study confirms link between lipoprotein(a) and heart disease, highlighting benefits of treatment.
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Long Work Hours Linked to High Blood Pressure

Dec 27, 2019
Working more than 40 hours a week may increase risk of high blood pressure, finds study of white-collar workers. 
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Cholesterol Experts Recommend Focusing on a Healthy Overall Diet

Dec 27, 2019
Experts recommend choosing healthy foods, rather than cutting cholesterol from our diet, to promote heart health.

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2019

Dec 18, 2019

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

Substance Use More Likely in Children Whose Parents Use Marijuana

Dec 13, 2019
National survey shows that children whose parents use marijuana are more likely to use drugs and alcohol.

Experts Explore Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Damage from Vaping

Dec 13, 2019

A study of 60 patients sheds light on symptoms and treatment of vaping-associated lung illness.

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Atrial Fibrillation With Moderate Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a moderate risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.

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Atrial Fibrillation With High Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between no treatment and treatment with blood thinners.

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Atrial Fibrillation With Very High Risk for Stroke

Dec 02, 2019

If you have atrial fibrillation and have a very high risk for stroke, watch this video to help you decide between treatment with blood thinners or a left atrial appendage closure device.

Statins Don't Cause Memory Decline in Elderly Adults

Nov 27, 2019

Study offers reassurance about the effects of statins on memory and cognitive function.

Infections After Valve Replacements are Rare but Life-Threatening

Nov 26, 2019

Even with non-surgical procedures, valve replacements carry a small but serious risk of infection.

Study Questions the Safety of a Common Procedure for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Nov 15, 2019

Mortality rates are found to be higher at medical centers that perform fewer catheter ablations than larger hospitals.

Wearable Monitors Show Promise for Heart Failure Management

Nov 15, 2019

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be the future of heart failure management.

Medications Boost Survival After Open Heart Surgery

Nov 14, 2019
Study confirms benefits of blood pressure, cholesterol and anti-clotting medications after open heart surgery. 

Experts Advise on Blood Thinner Use in Patients with Kidney Disease and AFib

Nov 07, 2019
Experts recommend an individualized approach for stroke prevention treatment.

Study Identifies Optimal Blood Thinners for Bone Health

Oct 28, 2019
Newer blood thinners may carry a lower risk for broken bones in elderly adults with abnormal heart rhythm.

Study Probes the Benefits of Routine Depression Screening in Heart Attack Survivors

Oct 28, 2019
Screening and treatment fails to improve outcomes among heart attack survivors.

A Look at Long-Term Health Effects of Weight Loss

Oct 21, 2019

Maintaining weight loss is key in reducing major risk factors for heart disease.

Dog Owners Recover Better After Heart Events, Study Shows

Oct 21, 2019

The social support and physical activity that come with dog ownership can lead to better health outcomes after heart attack or stroke.

Less Than Six Hours of Sleep a Night Could Shorten Your Lifespan

Oct 14, 2019

Adequate sleep is especially important in patients with or at risk for heart disease.

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Oct 07, 2019

Study confirms cardiovascular benefits of lowering triglycerides with therapies including an omega-3 fatty acid.