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Heavy Drinking Linked to Stiffened Arteries in Men
Stroke Survivors Largely Unaware of Heart Risks
Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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  • Poor Medication Adherence Affects Treatment
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Experts Raise Awareness of a New Lipid Disorder

Feb 06, 2017
Treating a lesser-known lipid disorder may help patients reduce risk for heart disease.

Heart Failure Rates on the Rise, Show Latest Statistics

Feb 01, 2017

While heart failure has become an increasing concern, overall death rates from heart disease declined by 25% in recent years.

Study Helps Identify High-Risk Patients with a Complication from Congenital Heart Defects

Jan 27, 2017

Experts hope these findings will help improve outcomes for patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.

Raising Awareness for Early Signs of Heart Attack

Jan 27, 2017

Most younger heart patients experience warning signs in the week before a heart attack but few take action, finds study.

Managing Heart Failure: A Program for Patients and Caregivers

Jan 23, 2017
Watch this program to learn about heart failure and resources to help you or a loved one manage the condition.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

Jan 21, 2017
Eating healthy and staying active help stroke survivors reduce blood pressure.

Alcohol Abuse Doubles Risk for Heart Disease

Jan 21, 2017

The negative health effects of alcohol abuse are similar to that of traditional cardiovascular risk factors, finds study.

Study Questions Usefulness of Financial Penalties to Improve Quality of Care

Jan 21, 2017

Financial incentives to improve heart failure care not as effective as policy makers had hoped, finds study.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Wards off Heart Failure Later in Life

Jan 21, 2017

Being free of heart risk factors like high blood pressure at midlife helps delay heart failure by 15 years.

The Global Burden of High Blood Pressure

Dec 08, 2016

Data from 200 countries shows growing rates of high blood pressure in the poorest countries.

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.