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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healthy Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Patients

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

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.

Inflammation Triggers Heart Problems From Air Pollution

Nov 14, 2016

Chronic inflammation of blood vessels leads to clogged arteries and increased cardiovascular risk.

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.

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.

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.

Low Testosterone is Not an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke, Finds Study

Oct 27, 2016
Researchers question whether treating testosterone level improves heart health.

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.

Despite Mixed Evidence, Half of Americans Take Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

Oct 20, 2016

Experts encourage patients and physicians to review use of supplements as well as medications during office visits.

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.

Enter the "I am CardioSmart" Contest

Oct 17, 2016

Tell us how you are living well with heart disease for a chance to win a trip for two to Washington, D.C., in March 2017!

Statins Aren't the Only Option for Lowering Cholesterol

Oct 10, 2016

Other cholesterol lowering therapies—including a heart-healthy diet—can be similarly effective at lowering cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, finds study.