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New, Sex-Specific Calculator Refines Heart Patients' Mortality Risk

Nov 17, 2016

Used with exercise stress tests, the new calculator better predicts mortality risk for both women and men.

Healthy Lifestyle Helps Offset Genetic Risk for Heart Disease

Nov 15, 2016
For patients with high genetic risk for heart disease, healthy lifestyle choices nearly cut risk in half, finds study.

Experts Clarify Definition of a Heart-Healthy Diet

Nov 14, 2016

The key to improving one’s diet lies in adapting recommendations based on cultural, economic and taste preferences.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Nov 14, 2016

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

Calcium Has No Impact—Good or Bad—On Heart Health

Nov 14, 2016

Despite mixed findings, experts offer guidelines on calcium intake for adults without heart disease.

Study Casts Doubt on Protective Role of Good Cholesterol

Nov 11, 2016

It’s unlikely that HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for heart disease.

Study Questions Effects of White Coat Hypertension

Nov 10, 2016
Spikes in blood pressure at the doctor’s office are not directly to blame for increased cardiovascular risk, finds study.

A New Strategy to Prevent One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Nov 04, 2016
Experts hope to reduce heart attack and stroke rates by coupling a new risk estimation tool with a new insurance model.

Experts Highlight the Importance of Managing Drug Interactions with Statins

Oct 28, 2016

Widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statins brings the issue to light.

Despite Concerns, Caffeine is OK for Patients with Heart Failure

Oct 28, 2016

Moderate caffeine consumption may not be as dangerous as initially believed.

Low Testosterone is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke, Finds Study

Oct 27, 2016
Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

Aspirin Use Remains Controversial in Patients without Heart Disease

Oct 27, 2016

Weighing risks and benefits of daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart disease remains challenging.

Flu Vaccine Critical for People with Heart Disease

Oct 25, 2016
Experts argue that the flu vaccine could be life-saving.

Flu Vaccine Helps Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

Oct 20, 2016
British study offers strong support for annual flu vaccine.

Exercising While Angry Increases Risk for Heart Attack

Oct 20, 2016

The effects of extreme emotion and vigorous exercise on the heart are multiplied when combined.

Despite Mixed Evidence, Half of Americans Take Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Oct 20, 2016

Experts encourage patients and physicians to review use of supplements as well as medications during office visits.

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Contest

Oct 17, 2016

Tell us how you are living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip for two to Washington, D.C., in March 2017!

Statins Aren't the Only Option for Lowering Cholesterol

Oct 10, 2016

Other cholesterol lowering therapies—including a heart-healthy diet—can be similarly effective at lowering cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, finds study.

Getting Enough Sleep Is Critical for Good Health, Argue Experts

Oct 10, 2016
Getting the right amount of sleep should be added to the list of heart-healthy behaviors.

Adding Incentives and Restrictions to Food Assistance Programs Promotes a Healthier Diet

Oct 07, 2016

Key changes to the SNAP program could improve participants’ eating patterns.

New Technology Versus Tried and True Weight Loss Strategies

Oct 07, 2016
In this two-year study, wearable devices offered no advantage over standard approaches.

Experts Warn About the Lifetime Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Children

Oct 05, 2016
American Heart Association demands a zero-tolerance policy for childhood exposure to secondhand smoke.

Study Confirms Benefits of Limiting Sodium Intake

Oct 03, 2016
Lowering salt intake remains an important lifestyle change for adults with elevated blood pressure, confirms study.

Young Adults May Lose Interest in Sex After Heart Attack

Oct 01, 2016
High stress levels and diabetes significantly increased patients’ chances of experiencing sex problems in the year after heart attack.

Children Should Consume No More Than Six Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

Sep 22, 2016

By reducing added sugar consumption, risk for health problems that lead to heart disease is lowered, and children can develop healthier lifelong eating habits.