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Staying Young at Heart: It's Never Too Early to Start Healthy Habits

Oct 03, 2019

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Sep 29, 2019
Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

High Blood Pressure a Growing Concern Among Pregnant Women

Sep 29, 2019
Large-scale study shows a dramatic rise in high blood pressure rates among pregnant women.

Too Much and Too Little Sleep Increases Heart Attack Risk

Sep 17, 2019

Getting six to nine hours of sleep a night may reduce risk for heart attack.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Sep 17, 2019

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Sep 13, 2019
Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Beneficial in Black Adults

Sep 12, 2019
Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office may help further identify those at high risk for heart events. 

Group Exercise Helps Patients Recover After Stroke

Sep 12, 2019
Analysis of 19 studies shows that stroke survivors benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.
Heart Failure

Learning to Live With Heart Failure

Sep 10, 2019

If you just found out you have heart failure, you may feel scared or overwhelmed. And that's OK.

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 them 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.

CardioSmart News

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.