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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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A National Plan to Get America Moving

May 11, 2015

Proposed changes to our physical and social environments encourage regular physical activity for Americans throughout the course of the day.

Exercise Helps Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

May 04, 2015
Staying fit reduces risk for atrial fibrillation.

Depression Takes a Greater Toll on African-Americans with Heart Failure

May 04, 2015

Research findings warn against ignoring depressive symptoms in this population already at greater risk for the condition.

Those Born with Heart Defects Living Longer, Healthier Lives

May 02, 2015
A recent scientific statement highlights the importance of managing heart defects in older adults.

Air Pollution from Major Roads Increases Risk of Stroke

May 02, 2015

Air pollution may cause the brain to age more quickly and impact its structure.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

May 02, 2015

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Study Helps Patients Understand Risks of Non-Surgical Valve Replacement

May 01, 2015

New data will help patients better understand risks tied to factors like age, gender and existing medical conditions.

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

May 01, 2015
Addressing sleep apnea may be the key to treating many patients with high blood pressure.

Sleep Apnea Device Benefits Patients with AFib

Apr 28, 2015

Breathing device used at night helps cut AFib episodes in half, according to a review of recent studies.

Moderate Drinking Lowers Heart Failure Risk

Apr 28, 2015

One or two drinks a day may help protect the heart, according to a study of more than 33,000 Swedish men.

Childhood Abuse and Neglect Raise Blood Pressure Prematurely

Apr 28, 2015
Traumatic experiences in childhood impact heart health by causing higher blood pressure earlier in life.

Sports May Be Safe for Children with Long QT Syndrome

Apr 24, 2015
Contrary to current guidelines, exercise may not be problematic for children with this congenital heart condition.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rare for Adults Engaged in Sports

Apr 23, 2015

Study highlights the benefits of exercise and sports in middle-aged adults, as well as CPR training.

Is There an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Longer Life?

Apr 23, 2015
Two large-scale studies take a close look at meeting or exceeding current exercise guidelines, but one thing is clear: Any physical activity is far better than none.

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.