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Sleep Apnea Device Benefits AFib Patients

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Fluctuating LDL & Likelihood of a Heart Event

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Heart Attack Risk Especially High Among Divorced Women

Apr 17, 2015
Even women who remarried had 35% greater heart attack risk than those who were continuously married.

Every Hour Spent Watching TV Increases Diabetes Risk

Apr 14, 2015
More evidence points to sitting as a contributor to heart disease risk.

Consistently Low Cholesterol is Key to a Healthy Heart

Apr 14, 2015
Study links fluctuation in LDL levels and the likelihood of a heart event.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Boston

Apr 10, 2015
This series of live programs provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Despite Common Fears, Exercise Safe for Patients with ICDs

Apr 07, 2015
Exercise is not only safe but improves heart health of patients with ICDs, says study.

Strategies for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Apr 07, 2015
Early lifestyle interventions are urgently needed to stop growing childhood obesity rates.

Children of Smokers Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Apr 03, 2015

Quitting is the best approach for the health of the family, but limiting children’s exposure to smoke can help.

Having a Sense of Purpose Protects Against Stroke

Apr 03, 2015
Maintaining a sense of purpose as we age imparts important health benefits.

Exercise Prevents Fall Injuries in Older Women

Apr 03, 2015

Finnish study assesses the effects of Vitamin D and strength training in women prone to falling.

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The Latest on High Blood Pressure Treatment

Mar 31, 2015
Experts highlight important steps for reducing risk for heart attack and stroke in patients with high blood pressure.
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Short Hospital Stays after Angioplasty Are Often Sufficient for Older Patients

Mar 31, 2015
Study finds patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four-to-five days.
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Combined Drug Therapy Cuts Risk of Second Heart Attack

Mar 23, 2015

Study addresses the benefits of adding blood thinner ticagrelor to a preventive daily aspirin regimen.

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Invasive Tests May Benefit Elderly Heart Patients

Mar 23, 2015
More conservative therapy isn’t necessarily the best option in older patients experiencing chest pain or heart attack.
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3-D Imaging Improves Heart Disease Diagnosis and Outcomes

Mar 23, 2015

Cardiac CT helps doctors diagnose heart disease more accurately than standard exams, says study.

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Heart Imaging Called Into Question for Mild Chest Pain

Mar 19, 2015

3-D imaging and stress tests work equally well in assessing chest pain, says study.

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Promising Treatments for High Cholesterol

Mar 19, 2015
New research highlights heart-health benefits of cholesterol-lowering medications.
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Weight Loss Helps Control Atrial Fibrillation

Mar 16, 2015
Shedding 10% of body weight promotes a regular heartbeat and minimizes symptoms in patients living with AFib.
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Delays in Treatment Worsen Heart Attack Outcomes in Women

Mar 16, 2015

Women having heart attacks take longer to seek help and face greater risk of death than men.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking After Heart Surgery

Mar 16, 2015
Not smoking after heart surgery reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
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Antidepressants Cut Heart Risks in Half

Mar 15, 2015
Study analyzes benefits of treatment for moderate to severe depression with and without statins.

What Kind of Exercise is Best for Waist Size?

Mar 13, 2015
Both low- and high-impact exercise help us lose weight, but each provides different types of added benefits.
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Keeping Heart Failure at Bay

Mar 13, 2015
Preventing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes could delay development of heart failure by up to 13 years.
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Same-Day Discharge after ICD Placement Shown to be Safe

Mar 11, 2015

With appropriate follow-up, eligible patients released the same day do just as well as those kept overnight.

Frailty Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Mar 10, 2015
Addressing early signs of frailty could help ward off heart conditions later in life.

Peanuts: A Low-Cost Food with a High Impact on Health

Mar 10, 2015
The humble legume offers heart-health benefits on par with more expensive nuts.