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Measuring Calcium Build-Up Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Oct 07, 2015
New risk calculations include coronary artery calcification in addition to factors like age, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status.

Coronary Artery Calcium Helps Identify Patients Eligible for Statins

Oct 07, 2015
Calcium build-up in the heart’s main arteries helps identify individuals most in need of the cholesterol-lowering medication.

Risk of Sudden Death Very Low in Children Born with Heart Defects

Oct 06, 2015
Sudden cardiac death is very rare in children with heart defects and rarely occurs during physical activity.

Blacks Have Shorter Life Expectancy After Heart Attack Than Whites

Oct 06, 2015
The largest gaps in life expectancy among study participants occurred in higher income areas.
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Providers and Patients Miss the Mark in Referrals and Participation in Cardiac Rehab

Oct 05, 2015

Even when heart attack patients are referred to cardiac rehabilitation, few complete the program.

Managing Your Heart Health: Cholesterol event in Atlanta

Oct 05, 2015

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

Study Shows That Small Quantities of Trans Fats From Dairy and Meat May Be Safe

Oct 01, 2015
Despite concerns about trans fats and increased cardiovascular risk, study confirms trans fats are safe in small quantities.

Impact of Global Food System on Heart Health

Oct 01, 2015
Experts say our food supply has taken a toll on global cardiovascular health.

Preschool Program Instills Healthy Habits in Young Children

Sep 30, 2015
Experts hope encouraging healthy habits early on will help improve heart health in adulthood.