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Cardiac Rehab is Lifesaving for Heart Patients

Jan 10, 2016

Exercise-based rehab programs reduce risk for heart-related death by 26%.

Heart Disease Remains Top Killer in the United States

Jan 10, 2016

Heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths, highlighting an urgent need for prevention and treatment.

Limiting Salt Could Harm, Not Help, Heart Failure Patients

Jan 09, 2016
Those with heart failure should work closely with their health care providers to determine what is best for their individual case.

Women with Diabetes at Greater Risk for Heart Disease than Men

Jan 09, 2016

Experts highlight the need to better address increased cardiovascular risk in women with diabetes.

A Healthy Lifestyle is Key to Prevention and Management of AFib

Dec 18, 2015
Simple lifestyle choices can go a long way toward feeling your best with atrial fibrillation.

Optimism Protects Patients from Hospital Readmission After Heart Attack

Dec 16, 2015
Having a positive attitude may be an important part of recovery.

Bilingual Patients Have Better Outcomes After Stroke

Dec 15, 2015
Switching from one language to another stimulates the brain and is likely to help with improved brain function after stroke.

Negative Press for Statins Discourages Patients from Taking Their Meds

Dec 11, 2015

Not taking cholesterol-lowering statins as prescribed means higher risk for heart attack and death.

Fit Young Adults Have Lower Risk for Heart Disease Later in Life

Dec 10, 2015

Maintaining one’s fitness level is the key to a lower risk profile.

Women with Diabetes Especially Vulnerable to Heart Risks from Air Pollution

Dec 09, 2015
Fine particulate matter is unhealthy for all but especially for women with diabetes.

Stroke Risk High Among Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Dec 09, 2015
Having a heart defect at birth also means up to 12 times higher risk of stroke than the general population.

CardioSmart's Heart Forum on Managing Cholesterol

Dec 04, 2015

Join the CardioSmart Team on Dec. 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a free online webinar on managing cholesterol.

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Regular Exercise Prevents Heart Disease in Elderly Adults

Dec 02, 2015

You’re never too old to exercise, according to a study linking regular physical activity to reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and death in adults over 75.

Sex Differences in Blood Thinner Treatment for AFib

Nov 20, 2015

Despite the drug’s benefits, women are less likely to receive optimal dose of dabigatran.

Sugary Drinks Boost Heart Failure Risk

Nov 19, 2015
Two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day increase risk for heart failure in men, study finds.

Teens Enticed to Smoke with Flavored Tobacco

Nov 19, 2015

Study finds 8 out of 10 teens use flavored products when trying tobacco for the first time.

Declines in U.S. Death Rates Have Slowed

Nov 19, 2015
Researchers measure progress on heart disease and other leading causes of death, and identify areas for improvement.

Low-Fat Diets Not the Best Weight Loss Solution

Nov 19, 2015

A review of more than 50 clinical trials comparing low- versus higher-fat diets shows no significant difference in weight loss results.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Reduce Future Heart Risk

Nov 10, 2015
Eating fruits and veggies in your 20s and 30s reduces risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Botox Prevents Abnormal Heart Rhythm After Open Heart Surgery

Nov 09, 2015
Botox injections help prevent surgery complications for atrial fibrillation patients.

High Blood Pressure Overlooked in Many Patients

Nov 09, 2015
Study highlights risks associated with white coat and masked hypertension.

The More Exercise the Better to Prevent Heart Failure

Nov 05, 2015
Exceeding the recommended levels of physical activity may reduce heart failure risk by up to 35%.

Sedentary Time is a Major Health Concern for Latinos

Oct 29, 2015

Study finds Latinos spend three-fourths of the day sedentary, which takes a toll on heart health.

Non-statin Cholesterol Therapy Declining Among Older Adults

Oct 27, 2015

Fewer older adults are on non-statin lipid therapy due to concerns raised by recent clinical trials, finds study.

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Have Atrial Fibrillation? Blood Thinners Can Prevent Strokes, Save Lives

Oct 27, 2015
Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, reduce the chance of a stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by 50% to 60%. That’s why almost all patients with atrial fibrillation should take them, according to the FDA.