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Heart Failure in Young Adults

Aug 16, 2019

Study finds that young patients with heart failure face lower risk of death but poorer quality of life than the elderly.

Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Aug 16, 2019

Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting patients at increased risk for heart events.


E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit But Increase Chance of Relapse, Study Finds

Aug 08, 2019

E-cigarettes are not a long-term solution for quitting smoking, study finds.

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Heart Disease and Aortic Stenosis Remain a Challenging Combination

Aug 05, 2019

Experts address challenges in performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with heart disease.

Experts Recommend Lifelong Monitoring in Patients After Fontan Procedure

Aug 03, 2019
The American Heart Association has developed a toolkit for managing patients with a rare congenital heart defect.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol in Early Adulthood Shape Future Heart Health

Aug 03, 2019
Risk factors in early adulthood have long-lasting effects on heart health as we age.

Belly Fat Increases Heart Risks Even In Healthy Weight Adults

Aug 02, 2019

Extra weight carried in the abdomen, as opposed to the legs, more than triples risk for heart disease.

New Drugs Offer Better Treatment Options for Patients with AFib and Liver Disease

Aug 01, 2019

Study confirms safety and efficacy of new drugs in liver patients with an abnormal heart rhythm.

Binge Watching TV is Worse for the Heart Than a Desk Job

Jul 15, 2019

Study links TV watching, but not seated work, to increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Three Prevention Efforts Could Save 94 Million Lives Over 25 Years

Jul 11, 2019

Global analysis shows that improving blood pressure and diet could save millions of lives over the next few decades.

Healthy Arteries are Linked to Better Heart Function in Middle Age

Jul 11, 2019

Developing heart-healthy habits as a young adult helps keep your heart strong in middle age.

Long Workdays Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

Jul 11, 2019

French study links 10-hour workdays to stronger likelihood of stroke among men and women alike.

Decades of Health Gains Lost After Cutbacks in Low-Income, Rural Maine

Jul 07, 2019

Study suggests continued health programming is needed to reduce health disparities in low-income communities.

Being Overweight and Obese Damages Heart Muscle

Jun 21, 2019

Swedish study links carrying excess weight to a weaker heart and heart failure later in life.

Energy Drinks Quickly Affect the Heart

Jun 21, 2019

Study finds energy drinks cause changes in heartbeat and blood pressure within hours.

Study Questions Long-Term Heart Benefits of Tight Blood Sugar Control

Jun 21, 2019

Tight blood pressure control in military veterans study failed to reduce heart risks years after treatment.

Experts Provide Guidance on Managing Diabetes and Heart Failure

Jun 20, 2019

Treating diabetes and heart failure together should be handled differently than managing each condition alone.

Cholesterol Disorder Overlooked in Many Young Heart Attack Patients

Jun 19, 2019

Familial hypercholesterolemia is overlooked and undertreated.

Air Pollution Shortens Lifespan by Two Years

Jun 19, 2019

A new model suggests that death toll from air pollution is twice as high as initial estimates.

It's Wise to Limit Sugary Drinks, Including Fruit Juices

Jun 18, 2019
Study of 13,000 U.S. adults links consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, to increased risk of death.

Bringing Cardiac Rehabilitation Out of Clinics and Into Homes

Jun 17, 2019

A scientific statement explores the potential of at-home cardiac rehab programs.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Jun 04, 2019
Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 03, 2019
Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Jun 03, 2019

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

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Exercise Helps Minimize Health Effects of Too Much Sitting

May 22, 2019
Australian study finds five hours of exercise a week helps eliminate mortality risk associated with sedentary time.