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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.

Getting Enough Sleep Is Critical for Good Health, Argue Experts

Oct 10, 2016
Getting the right amount of sleep should be added to the list of heart-healthy behaviors.

New Technology Versus Tried and True Weight Loss Strategies

Oct 07, 2016
In this two-year study, wearable devices offered no advantage over standard approaches.

Adding Incentives and Restrictions to Food Assistance Programs Promotes a Healthier Diet

Oct 07, 2016

Key changes to the SNAP program could improve participants’ eating patterns.

Experts Warn About the Lifetime Effects of Secondhand Smoke in Children

Oct 05, 2016
American Heart Association demands a zero-tolerance policy for childhood exposure to secondhand smoke.

Study Confirms Benefits of Limiting Sodium Intake

Oct 03, 2016
Lowering salt intake remains an important lifestyle change for adults with elevated blood pressure, confirms study.

Young Adults May Lose Interest in Sex After Heart Attack

Oct 01, 2016
High stress levels and diabetes significantly increased patients’ chances of experiencing sex problems in the year after heart attack.

Children Should Consume No More Than Six Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

Sep 22, 2016

By reducing added sugar consumption, risk for health problems that lead to heart disease is lowered, and children can develop healthier lifelong eating habits.

Experts Advise Caution with Blood Pressure Treatment in Patients with Heart Disease

Sep 21, 2016

Study links strict blood pressure control to increased cardiovascular risk in patients with heart disease.

Not All Heart Failure Patients Benefit Equally From ICDs

Sep 20, 2016

Implantable devices that help prevent sudden cardiac death don’t extend the lives of all patients with heart failure.

ACC Partners with Google to Share Reliable Heart Health Information

Sep 20, 2016
“Ask a Doctor” feature promotes patient-provider engagement.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Children

Sep 17, 2016
Experts highlight early education about heart health for prevention later in life.

Living Farther from Cigarette Outlets Increases Chances of Quitting Smoking

Sep 16, 2016
In this study, every one-third mile increase in the distance from home to tobacco retailer was associated with a 16% increase in chances of quitting.

Many Patients Quit Their Jobs After Heart Failure Diagnosis

Sep 14, 2016
One in three patients doesn’t keep his or her job, finds study.

Task Force Finds Lack of Evidence to Support Childhood Lipid Screenings

Aug 27, 2016

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force maintains that there’s not enough evidence to support universal cholesterol screenings in children.

Despite Statins, Familial Hypercholesterolemia Doubles Risk for Second Heart Attack

Aug 27, 2016

Study authors emphasize screening for the genetic disorder that causes dangerously high cholesterol.

Surgery Becoming Safer, More Effective for Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Aug 27, 2016
Analysis of Finnish registries shows significant improvement in survival rates for children undergoing surgery for heart defects.

One Hour of Exercise Can Offset Health Risks of Sedentary Time

Aug 27, 2016
One-quarter of adults worldwide don’t get enough physical activity.

Effects of Weight Loss Drugs on Heart Health Remain Unclear, Finds Study

Aug 24, 2016
While weight loss drugs show promise, additional studies are needed to understand long-term impact on heart health.

Heart Forum Webinar: Managing Congenital Heart Defects

Aug 22, 2016
Adults with congenital heart defects face unique challenges. Learn the importance of follow-up care and tips for coping.