News & Events

Filter News & Events
-
COVID-19 symptoms

Coronavirus and Your Heart

May 25, 2020

This video explains the main symptoms of COVID-19 and how the new coronavirus might make existing heart conditions worse.

Extra Tax on Sugary Drinks Cuts Consumer Purchases by 21%

May 19, 2020
One county’s short-term soda tax resulted in a dramatic drop in sugar-sweetened beverage sales.

Managing Cholesterol to Prevent Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

May 15, 2020

This article summarizes the current information about how to treat patients with high lipid levels.

COVID-19: When to Call 911

COVID-19: When to Call 911

May 08, 2020

Many people around the world are concerned about the new coronavirus. While it is important to protect yourself from infection, heart attacks and strokes do not stop during a pandemic.

videos

COVID-19: Call 911 for Heart Attack or Stroke Symptoms

Apr 23, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still important to call 911 if you or someone you know is experiencing warning signs of a heart attack or stroke.

webinar

Coronavirus and People With Heart Conditions: What You Need to Know | Webinar

Apr 06, 2020

In this Mended Hearts webinar, CardioSmart Editor-in-Chief Martha Gulati offers advice on what you can do to protect your heart during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

More Research Needed to Understand Role of Statins in COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

If you are taking a statin for an underlying heart condition or to lower your chance of developing heart disease, continue to do so unless directed otherwise by your health care professional.

Protein

For Older Women, a Little More Protein Each Day Could Keep AFib at Bay

Mar 25, 2020
Eating 1-2 more servings of protein could cut the chance of developing atrial fibrillation by 5%, study shows.
Cancer treatment

Statins for Breast Cancer? Maybe for Some.

Mar 23, 2020

Popular cholesterol-lowering drug linked to a lower chance of treatment-related heart failure.

High blood pressure

Alarming Uptick in Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure, Study Shows

Mar 23, 2020
Rising death rates affect all demographic groups, with the rural South hardest hit.
CardioSmart News

Patients Urged to Continue Blood Pressure and Heart Failure Medications Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 18, 2020

The HFSA/ACC/AHA issued a joint statement about COVID-19 and a group of drugs used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

Coronavirus

Heart Patients Warned of Risks from Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

People with heart disease seem to be at higher risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Use Olive Oil Instead of Saturated Fats for Heart Health, Study Suggests

Mar 05, 2020
Olive oil linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease in analysis of more than 90,000 U.S. adults.
Man taking medicine

Do Preventive Medicines Undermine Healthy Habits?

Mar 04, 2020
People who start taking medicines to prevent heart disease might benefit from added support to keep up healthy habits.

Long-Term Use of Evolocumab to Treat FH is Safe and Effective, Study Shows

Mar 02, 2020
New type of treatment, called a PCSK-9 inhibitor, can lower cholesterol in people with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Eating Meat Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Feb 13, 2020
Fish seems to be heart healthier choice of protein, study suggests.
Glass of milk

Skip Milk? Opinions Vary on Its Benefits

Feb 12, 2020
The dietary guideline urging most Americans to drink three glasses of milk a day isn’t justified, according to authors of a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Marijuana

Highlighting the Concerns of Marijuana's Effects on the Heart

Feb 07, 2020
Marijuana use is associated with cardiovascular problems and can interfere with common heart medications, according to a review article.

A Closer Look at How to Manage Heart Failure

Jan 30, 2020
Evidence-based dietary and medication changes can help promote recovery and a higher quality of life. 

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.

Fish, fruit, vegetables

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.

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.