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  • New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean More Statins

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Coca-Cola Family Field Day in Atlanta

Aug 09, 2013

Members of the CardioSmart team will be in Atlanta on Aug. 17 to help promote an active lifestyle and provide tips on heart health.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Aug 09, 2013
Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Fertility Treatments Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Aug 06, 2013
Study appeases concerns about the long-term impact of fertility medications on heart health.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Jul 30, 2013
Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Jul 30, 2013
Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

Sodium Levels Remain High in Popular Foods

Jul 30, 2013
Study finds little progress in reducing sodium levels of common processed and restaurant foods since 2005.

Skipping Blood Pressure Medication Increases Stroke Risk

Jul 23, 2013
Poor adherence or non-adherence to medication drastically increases stroke risk in patients with high blood pressure.

Noisy Airports May Impact Heart Health of Nearby Residents

Jul 23, 2013
Study shows noise from planes may disrupt sleep, worsening cardiovascular health.

Experts Recognize Obesity as a Disease

Jul 22, 2013
The American Medical Association joins health organizations in acknowledging obesity as a disease, deserving of proper treatment and prevention.

Weight Loss Program Fails to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Diabetes

Jul 22, 2013
13-year study cut short after weight loss intervention didn’t reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Coffee and Heart Health

Jul 18, 2013
Studies suggest coffee helps protect our hearts, rather than harm them.

A Stark Reminder of Americans' Widespread Heart Disease Risk

Jul 15, 2013
Beloved actor James Gandolfini’s early death is a wake-up call to the millions of Americans at risk for heart disease.

Air Pollution Worsens Heart Failure

Jul 10, 2013
Common forms of air pollution can seriously affect heart failure patients.
The Fischer family enjoys a bike ride.

Staying Fit as a Family with CardioSmart

Jul 09, 2013
A family in Maryland uses CardioSmart's online incentive program to track activity and keep motivation high.

Perception of Stress Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Jun 27, 2013

Study shows that people who believe stress negatively impacts their health are at increased risk for heart attack.

Air Pollution Triggers Irregular Heartbeat

Jun 26, 2013
Fine particles in the air may trigger irregular heartbeat in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Could a Lack of Vitamin D Increase Risk for Heart Disease?

Jun 26, 2013
Research suggests link between vitamin D deficiencies and increased cardiovascular risk.

Red Meat Consumption Increases Diabetes Risk

Jun 26, 2013
Recent study shows upping the amount of red meat in your diet increases risk for type 2 diabetes.

Pregnant, Obese Women at Increased Risk for Early Delivery

Jun 18, 2013
The more excess weight pregnant women carry, the greater their risk for preterm delivery, study shows.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Directly Linked to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Jun 11, 2013
A common sleep disorder may significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death.

Inflammation Associated With Cardiac Syndrome X

Jun 10, 2013
Study shows inflammation may play important role in patients with unexplained chest pain.

Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Disease Risk, Study Shows

Jun 10, 2013
Exposure to secondhand smoke promotes build-up of calcium deposits in the arteries.

Common Painkillers Increase Heart Risks

Jun 07, 2013

Study finds that taking high doses of NSAIDs for prolonged periods of time increases risk for heart attack and stroke.

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

Jun 05, 2013
New research confirms that vegetarian dietary patterns can extend longevity.

Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent Memory Loss

Jun 05, 2013
In addition to being heart-healthy, the Mediterranean diet may also help protect our minds.