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A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

Mar 19, 2019
The blood pressure-lowering effects of naps may be similar to other lifestyle changes and medication, says Greek study.

Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Mar 14, 2019
Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian study.
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Smartphone App Helps Combat High Blood Pressure

Mar 12, 2019
A smartphone app for blood pressure monitoring shows promise in patients with diabetes.
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Low-Carb Diet Tied to Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Mar 12, 2019
Study suggests using caution when restricting carbohydrates for weight loss due to atrial fibrillation concern.
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Study Links a Hearty Breakfast and Less TV to Healthier Arteries

Mar 12, 2019
Greek study finds adults who ate a high-energy breakfast and spent less time on the sofa had healthier arteries.

Nuts May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Diabetics

Mar 11, 2019

A study of U.S. health professionals found significant benefit from eating five or more servings of nuts a week.

Study Suggests Moderate Drinking Harms, Not Protects, Heart Health

Mar 07, 2019

Consuming 7–13 drinks a week increases risk for high blood pressure, finds study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

Mar 07, 2019

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.

Flu Shot Helps Prevent Heart Attack

Mar 07, 2019
A study of 30 million patients shows the flu vaccination reduces risk for heart attack by 10% in patients after hospitalization.

Study Links Diet Drinks to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Feb 26, 2019
Drinking two or more diet drinks a day increases heart risks for women, study finds.

E-Cigarettes Increase the Odds of Future Cigarette Use in Teens

Feb 20, 2019
E-cigarettes pose public health threat to adolescents, shows U.S survey study.

Latest Statistics Say Nearly Half of Americans Have Some Form of Heart Disease

Feb 19, 2019
An annual report from the American Heart Association explains the rise in heart disease rates and emphasizes prevention.

Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Feb 19, 2019
Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental health.

Study Finds Smoking Increases Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease in Blacks

Feb 07, 2019
Smoking cigarettes is strongly linked to reduced blood flow in the limbs, shows study of more than 5,300 black adults.

Coordinating Care for Patients with Heart Failure and Diabetes

Feb 07, 2019
Diabetes worsens outcomes for people with diastolic heart failure, highlighting the need for coordinated care. 

Smoking, Hypertension and High Cholesterol are Common in Young Adults Suffering First Heart Attack

Feb 07, 2019
Nearly all 1.5 million study participants had at least one modifiable risk factor.

Strong Evidence Links Irregular Heart Rhythm to Dementia

Feb 05, 2019

Experts explore the link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive impairment, as well as opportunities for treatment and prevention.

Experts Address Safety of Heart Medications During Pregnancy

Feb 04, 2019
The use of heart medications takes careful consideration between women and their providers, explain experts.

Study Weighs Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin Use in Patients Without Heart Disease

Feb 01, 2019

Experts recommend a personalized approach when considering daily aspirin for heart disease prevention.

A New Tool Helps Predict Heart-Health Benefits from Diabetes Treatment

Jan 22, 2019
Risk prediction tool could aid patients in treatment decisions for type 2 diabetes.

Experts Stress the Importance of Accurate Blood Pressure Screenings

Jan 22, 2019
Accurate screenings are key to diagnosing and treating patients with high blood pressure, explain experts.

Study Supports Enhanced Screening Prior to Invasive Heart Disease Imaging

Jan 10, 2019

Better screening could reduce unnecessary tests and procedures in patients being evaluated for heart disease, study finds.

Sleep Apnea is Common in Black Adults with Uncontrolled Hypertension

Jan 10, 2019

Treating underlying sleep problems could improve hypertension treatment.

Women Wait Longer to Seek Treatment for Heart Attack, Study Finds

Jan 10, 2019

Experts urge women to call 911 at first signs of heart attack, based on study that highlights delays in treatment.

Obese Mothers are Twice as Likely to Have a Baby with Congenital Heart Defects

Jan 10, 2019

Study confirms the link between maternal obesity and risk of congenital heart defects.