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Take Our "Thanks for Quitting" Challenge

Nov 01, 2013
CardioSmart's "Thanks for Quitting" Challenge is here to help you become smoke-free on or after the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21.

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Patient Contest

Oct 28, 2013

Tell us how you are CardioSmart and living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip to Washington, DC.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

Oct 23, 2013
The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

American Diabetes Association Revises Nutritional Guidelines

Oct 21, 2013
New guidelines conclude there is no “one size fits all” eating plan for the management of diabetes.

Is Surgery Safe for Stent Patients?

Oct 18, 2013
Study suggests that patients with stents should wait six months to undergo elective surgery to reduce risk of complications.

Widespread CPR Education Improves Survival Rates

Oct 18, 2013
National program in Denmark increased CPR bystander rates and tripled survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.

Comparing Life-Saving Procedures from a Patient Perspective

Oct 18, 2013
Trial compares quality of life in diabetic patients undergoing revascularization procedures CABG and PCI.

Exercise as Effective as Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct 18, 2013
Forget the pills. Study finds exercise helps treat and prevent chronic disease as well as medicine.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Minneapolis

Oct 16, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in Pueblo, CO

Oct 16, 2013
This series of live events provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Risks of Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Vary by Hospital

Oct 09, 2013
Risk of complications from catheter ablation is low among AFib patients, but varies between doctors and hospitals, according to a recent study.

Hormone Therapy: Do Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Oct 09, 2013
Study advises against use of hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention, as it may increase long-term health risks.

Chronic Chest Pain Interferes with Work Ability

Oct 08, 2013
Study finds chest pain causes many patients to file for disability, regardless of a heart disease diagnosis.

Dialysis Patients with Heart Failure May Benefit from Pacemakers

Oct 04, 2013
Despite initial concerns, pacemakers may be safe and effective for treating heart failure in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Few ICD Patients Utilize New Safety Feature

Oct 04, 2013
Study finds less than half of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are using remote patient monitoring.

Flu Shots Vital for People with Heart Disease

Oct 04, 2013
People with heart disease or who have had a stroke face increased chances of developing serious complications from influenza and influenza-related illnesses.

Inflammation Helps Identify Unhealthy Individuals

Oct 04, 2013
Study finds that poor metabolic health is associated with inflammation in obese and non-obese patients.

Aspirin Underutilized in Angioplasty Patients

Oct 03, 2013
Despite its protective effects, many patients undergoing angioplasty don’t receive aspirin.

Popular Estrogen Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Sep 30, 2013
Study finds that the most-prescribed estrogen therapy may increase risk for blood clots and heart attack compared to other medications.

A Healthy Heart in Your Golden Years

Sep 27, 2013
CardioSmart Editor-in-Chief JoAnne Foody writes about a few key steps that we should all take to boost heart health.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Sep 24, 2013
Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron?

Sep 24, 2013
Being more physically fit, having a smaller waistline and having normal blood sugar may help protect some obese individuals from chronic diseases.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

Sep 23, 2013
A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Sep 23, 2013
Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

More Children Severely Obese than Ever Before

Sep 20, 2013
Experts report that 4-6% of children are severely obese, and effective treatments are not well understood.