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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.

Flu Vaccination Boosts Survival for Patients with Heart Failure

Jan 10, 2019
The flu shot reduced risk of death by 18% in patients with heart failure, Danish study finds.

Vaping Marijuana Has Stronger Effects Than Smoking, Study Finds

Jan 02, 2019
Marijuana and driving are a dangerous mix, based on results that show smoking and vaping impair cognitive, motor and other functioning.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Early Childhood

Jan 02, 2019
Experts encourage early adoption of healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular risk later in life.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Events in Women

Dec 19, 2018
Study finds that the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by minimizing inflammation, controlling blood sugar and promoting a healthy weight.

Study Supports BMI as a Screening Tool for Heart Health

Dec 19, 2018

The simple ratio of height to weight can identify young adults with increased health risks.

Women with Heart Disease Report Worse Treatment and Patient Satisfaction Than Men

Dec 19, 2018

Women are less likely to be taking preventive medicines and seek care at the ER more frequently.

Top CardioSmart News Articles of 2018

Dec 13, 2018

This year's most read patient summaries worth a second look.

Post-Pregnancy Monitoring is Critical for Women with Blood Pressure Disorders

Dec 12, 2018

Pregnant women with conditions like preeclampsia face increased risk for stroke both during and after delivery.

Study Confirms Link Between Lead Exposure and Hypertension

Dec 12, 2018

Low levels of lead exposure may increase risk for hard-to-treat hypertension, a Boston study finds.

Exercise is Recommended for Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

Dec 12, 2018
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps protect against heart failure and improve outcomes, explain experts.

Stricter Blood Pressure Guidelines Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Finds

Dec 07, 2018

National analysis highlights the risks and benefits of tighter blood pressure guidelines.

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Study Questions the Benefits of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Supplements

Nov 13, 2018

Five-year study finds vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not reduce risk for heart events and cancer in healthy adults.

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Why Women Are Less Likely to Receive CPR During Cardiac Arrest

Nov 06, 2018
Studies explore why women are less likely to receive lifesaving CPR when collapsing in public.
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Opioids May Increase Risk for Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Nov 06, 2018
Study adds to growing concerns about prescription opioid use and heart health.
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Spikes in Violent Crime Linked to Increased Blood Pressure

Nov 06, 2018

Study links 2015 Chicago crime surge to increased risk for high blood pressure, even in low-crime areas.

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Big Evening Meals Increase Risk for Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure

Nov 06, 2018
Eating earlier in the day could be better for heart health, finds study of Hispanic adults.