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Addressing Side Effects of Statins

Mar 04, 2015

Experts offer strategies for easing muscle pain sometimes associated with statin use.

Duration and Effectiveness of Nicotine Patch Use

Mar 04, 2015

Using the patch longer than six months has no added benefit for quitting smoking.

Moderate Physical Activity Benefits the Heart the Most

Feb 27, 2015

Study finds that women who exercise moderately—not strenuously—a few times a week have lower risk for heart attack and stroke.

Sauna Use Linked to Improved Heart Health

Feb 27, 2015
Study follows sauna bathers for over two decades and finds lower rates of sudden cardiac death among most frequent users.

Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke After Open Heart Surgery

Feb 24, 2015

After open heart surgery, patients must work with their care teams to manage health risks.

Gastric Bypass Helps Reverse Damage to Arteries

Feb 24, 2015
Weight loss surgery improves function of the heart and vessels in obese patients.

Smoking Cessation Aid Helps Ease Smokers Into Quitting

Feb 24, 2015

Varenicline (Chantix) offers an effective treatment option for smokers that want to gradually kick the habit.

Underestimating a Rare Heart Condition in Pregnant Women

Feb 17, 2015
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is underdiagnosed and may be more common than previously estimated.

Smoking Kills More Americans Than Estimates Suggest

Feb 17, 2015
New study identifies several new smoking-related diseases, increasing the death toll from cigarette smoking.

Best and Worst Devices and Apps for Tracking Steps

Feb 17, 2015
Wearable devices and smartphone apps used to track physical activity may vary in accuracy but are useful overall, says recent study.
CardioSmart News

Angioplasty for Patients with Chronic Blockages Underutilized

Feb 17, 2015
Researchers in an almost 4-year study found that angioplasty for patients with chronic blockages made up only 3.8% of the total number of angioplasties performed for stable heart disease.

Blood Pressure Meds Life-Saving for Patients with Diabetes

Feb 13, 2015
Reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg lowers risk for heart disease.

Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Stroke

Feb 10, 2015

The protective benefit of healthier eating is seen even when incorporating only parts of the diet.

Heavy Drinking Increases Stroke Risk

Feb 10, 2015
Consuming more than two alcoholic drinks daily was linked to a 30% greater risk for stroke among study participants.

Stress Hinders Heart Attack Recovery in Women

Feb 10, 2015

Stress helps explain differences in heart attack outcomes among men and women.

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Prefers Shorter Life to Daily Pill

Feb 06, 2015

Researchers explore the uptake of a preventive heart disease medicine.

Study Uses Health Records to Help Smokers Quit

Feb 06, 2015
Using electronic health records to identify and support low-income smokers highlights the ability to reduce disparities and improve public health.

Living with Atrial Fibrillation Event in San Diego

Feb 04, 2015
This series of live programs provides educational and peer-support resources on AFib for patients and caregivers.

Dietary Counseling Beginning in Infancy Improves Adult Heart Health

Feb 03, 2015
Young adults taught healthy eating habits as babies and throughout their lives were half as likely to develop metabolic syndrome compared to those receiving standard care.

Modest Drinking May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

Feb 03, 2015
Men and women consuming up to one drink a day have lower risk of heart failure compared to non-drinkers.

Teleconferencing Improves Stroke Treatment in Rural Settings

Feb 03, 2015
Virtual medical consultations enable care from specialists in areas without comprehensive stroke centers.

Running for Health? Moderation is Key

Feb 02, 2015

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to reap full benefits, according to a new study.

Managing Cholesterol for a Healthy Heart Event in Pueblo, Colo.

Feb 02, 2015

This program provides educational and peer-support resources on managing and preventing high cholesterol for patients and caregivers.

Study Questions Strict Sodium Guidelines for Older Adults

Jan 28, 2015

Reducing sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg a day may be excessive for older adults.

Upcoming Events

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Atlanta

Emory University (Winship Ballroom)
Atlanta, GA 30322
Oct 30, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM