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Minimally-Invasive Therapies Promising for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation

Dec 06, 2013
Experts provide an overview and recommendations for the use of minimally-invasive procedures as treatment for mitral valve regurgitation.

Blood Clots a Major Concern for Children and Adults with CHD

Dec 06, 2013
American Heart Association releases statement with recommendations for preventing blood clots in patients with congenital heart disease.

Update on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements in the U.S.

Dec 05, 2013
National registry helps assess safety and efficacy of minimally-invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis.

National Efforts to Improve Blood Pressure Control

Dec 05, 2013
Experts release a science advisory, which includes a new approach for the treatment of hypertension.

Does Chest Pain Differ Among Men and Women During a Heart Attack?

Dec 05, 2013
Study finds small differences in characteristics of chest pain by gender.

Magnesium Helps Keep Arteries Healthy

Nov 27, 2013
People with higher magnesium intake have healthier arteries, study finds.
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Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Improve Blood Pressure

Nov 26, 2013
Clinical trial cut short after finding no association between vitamin D supplements and blood pressure control.
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Taking Aspirin at Bedtime Decreases Heart Attack Risk

Nov 26, 2013
Taking aspirin before bed helps prevent blood clotting and reduces cardiovascular risk in heart attack patients.

Nut Consumption Linked to Longevity

Nov 26, 2013
Study finds that regular consumption of nuts could lower risk of death by as much as 20%.

Vitamin D Test Misdiagnoses African-Americans

Nov 26, 2013
Standard test wrongly labels most African-Americans as vitamin D deficient.
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It's Easier to Lose Weight with Family and Friends, Study Finds

Nov 25, 2013
Weight loss interventions in social networks are more effective than standard care.
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Preschoolers Learn Heart-Healthy Lessons with 'Sesame Street'

Nov 25, 2013
Study finds heart-health messages in “Sesame Street” promote healthier behavior in preschool children.

10 Steps for Treating Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with CHD

Nov 18, 2013
New study outlines optimal treatment of patients with congenital heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

New and Emerging Research on Tetralogy of Fallot

Nov 18, 2013
Paper outlines “hot topics” that may further our understanding of the rare birth defect.

Registry Programs Improve Quality of Care and Outcomes

Nov 18, 2013
Lessons learned from the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program.

Sleep Apnea Hinders Recovery After Heart Attack

Nov 18, 2013
Study finds sleep-disordered breathing impairs healing after a heart attack.

New Guidelines for Treating Older Patients with Heart Disease

Nov 18, 2013
Scientific statement from the American Heart Association updates guidelines for secondary prevention in older adults.

Obesity, Alone, Increases Heart Disease Risk

Nov 13, 2013
Study finds carrying extra weight increases risk for heart disease, regardless of other medical conditions.

Sudden Cardiac Death Rare in Women

Nov 13, 2013
Study finds that sports-related sudden cardiac death is much lower in women compared to men.

FDA Targets Trans Fat in Processed Foods

Nov 07, 2013
The FDA has issued a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils—the major dietary source of trans fat in processed food—are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

Heart Failure Patients Have Everything to Gain from Cardiac Rehab

Nov 07, 2013
Although chronic heart failure can limit endurance, exercise may be just what the doctor ordered to help patients feel better and live longer.

Radiation Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients

Nov 06, 2013
Dosage and location or position of treatment can slightly increase heart disease risk in some women.

Peripheral Artery Disease: A Global Problem

Nov 06, 2013
Recent study estimates the worldwide impact of PAD in low, middle and high-income countries.

Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Vigorous Exercise

Nov 06, 2013
High-intensity exercise programs are safe and improve fitness in heart failure patients, according to Australian research study.

First-Ever Trial Comparing Angioplasty Strategies

Nov 06, 2013
Study finds that accessing arteries through the wrist for angioplasty is just as safe and effective in women as traditional access point in the leg.