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  • Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-up

  • Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

  • Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study
    (10-Jul-2017)
    Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

  • Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients
    (26-Jun-2017)
    They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

  • Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Researcher now probing whether more severe cases of the skin disorder increase odds of heart problems

  • Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey
    (26-Jun-2017)
    Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

  • Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients
    (26-Jun-2017)
    They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

  • Boozing Can Age You Right Down to Your Cells
    (26-Jun-2017)
    DNA studies reveal alcoholics have shorter telomeres, key markers of aging and overall health

  • Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
    (22-Jun-2017)
    It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

  • Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
    (22-Jun-2017)
    It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

  • Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
    (22-Jun-2017)
    It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

  • Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease
    (22-Jun-2017)
    It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

  • Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

  • Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke
    (21-Jun-2017)
    International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

  • Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

  • Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

  • Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

  • Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
    (15-Jun-2017)
    Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
    (25-May-2017)
    Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

  • Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2017)
    Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

  • Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights
    (19-May-2017)
    Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

  • Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health
    (16-May-2017)
    Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

  • Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health
    (16-May-2017)
    Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

  • 'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study
    (15-May-2017)
    This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

  • 'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study
    (15-May-2017)
    This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

  • Timing of Menopause May Affect Heart Failure Risk
    (15-May-2017)
    Women whose periods end early and those who never give birth seem at added risk, research suggests

  • Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?
    (12-May-2017)
    Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

  • Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes
    (12-May-2017)
    Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

  • Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study
    (12-May-2017)
    Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

  • Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study
    (12-May-2017)
    Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

  • Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
    (12-May-2017)
    Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

  • Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?
    (12-May-2017)
    Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

  • Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study
    (12-May-2017)
    Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

  • Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem?
    (12-May-2017)
    Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

  • Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs
    (05-May-2017)
    At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

  • Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs
    (05-May-2017)
    At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

  • Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study
    (03-May-2017)
    Stenting is easy; changing patient behaviors is hard, cardiologist says

  • Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study
    (03-May-2017)
    Stenting is easy; changing patient behaviors is hard, cardiologist says

  • Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery
    (02-May-2017)
    Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

  • Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery
    (02-May-2017)
    Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

  • Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo
    (01-May-2017)
    Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

  • Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends
    (01-May-2017)
    Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

  • Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends
    (01-May-2017)
    Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

  • Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo
    (01-May-2017)
    Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

  • Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

  • Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

  • Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

  • Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart

  • Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

  • Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

  • Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women
    (29-Mar-2017)
    Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

  • Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

  • Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Those with irregular heartbeat are especially vulnerable right after starting the medicine, researcher says

  • Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

  • Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

  • Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • 5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

  • Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report
    (14-Feb-2017)
    American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

  • Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

  • Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report
    (14-Feb-2017)
    American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

  • Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

  • Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List
    (09-Feb-2017)
    Start by loading up with veggies, preferably in a variety of colors, cardiologist says

  • Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

  • Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

  • Know Your Heart's Numbers
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

  • Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble
    (01-Feb-2017)
    Found users were more likely to have early indicators of disease risk

  • Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

  • ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

  • Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

  • ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

  • U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise
    (26-Jan-2017)
    And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

  • Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain?
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

  • High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide
    (10-Jan-2017)
    And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

  • Health Tip: Order a Healthier Breakfast
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Tips for better eating

  • Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

  • Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

  • Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome'
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

  • High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

  • HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

  • High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

  • Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

  • Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

  • Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients
    (12-Dec-2016)
    In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

  • Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

  • Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

  • Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not proven

  • Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

  • Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

  • Is It Really True That Chocolate May Be Good for You?
    (21-Oct-2016)
    A component in cocoa seems to help control blood sugar and inflammation, but there's a caveat

  • Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

  • Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

  • Are Some Blood Pressure Meds Linked to Depression, Bipolar Risk?
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Researchers add the effect was small, and study did not prove cause and effect

  • Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack?
    (10-Oct-2016)
    But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

  • Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
    (19-Sep-2016)
    American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

  • 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

  • Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study
    (15-Sep-2016)
    High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

  • 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

  • Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug
    (14-Sep-2016)
    But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

  • Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

  • Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

  • Drug-Coated Stents Don't Improve Patient Survival, Large Study Reports
    (31-Aug-2016)
    But, the pricier devices do lead to fewer repeat heart procedures

  • Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Smartphones can help keep you on track with lifestyle changes

  • Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

  • Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

  • Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer
    (29-Aug-2016)
    While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

  • Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer
    (29-Aug-2016)
    While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

  • Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Lack of dietary choices tied to early signs of heart disease

  • Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say
    (15-Aug-2016)
    American Heart Association statement says it's not enough to move to boost health, you have to sit less

  • U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
    (11-Aug-2016)
    Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead

  • Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
    (10-Aug-2016)
    High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

  • Even Poorer Nations Not Immune to High Blood Pressure
    (08-Aug-2016)
    Researchers cite aging populations, diet, inactivity and lack of preventive care

  • Health Tip: Get More Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Find them in these nutritious foods

  • Even Your Heart May Benefit From Extra Education
    (20-Jul-2016)
    People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples
    (18-Jul-2016)
    Here's what to include

  • For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

  • For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

  • For Better Heart Care, Get a Pharmacist on Your Team
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Canadian study highlights a potential opportunity to improve public health

  • Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Better control of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure likely behind the change

  • Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills, Study Says
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Abnormal sleep patterns may disrupt body's natural rhythm

  • Severe Obesity May Boost Infection Risk After Heart Surgery
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, study finds

  • Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease
    (17-May-2016)
    Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

  • Joe Montana Scoring Points Against Heart Disease
    (17-May-2016)
    Former Super Bowl MVP focuses on daily exercise and limiting red meat, salty foods

  • Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery
    (11-May-2016)
    Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

  • CPR Help as Near as Your Phone
    (04-May-2016)
    When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

  • Night Shift Work May Be Tough on a Woman's Heart
    (26-Apr-2016)
    But study found the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours

  • Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular Heartbeat
    (20-Apr-2016)
    Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

  • Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your Lifespan
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

  • Delaying 2nd Shock After Cardiac Arrest Won't Boost Survival: Study
    (07-Apr-2016)
    New findings challenge current guidelines

  • Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

  • Treating Depression Might Help Stem Heart Woes: Study
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Effective treatment shown to lower risk of major cardiovascular complications, researchers report

  • Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients
    (28-Mar-2016)
    But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

  • Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

  • Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

  • Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease
    (23-Mar-2016)
    But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

  • Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

  • Women May Not Be Aware of Heart Disease Risks
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Only 16 percent have been told by their doctor they have at least one sign of trouble

  • Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

  • Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

  • A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

  • A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Study found seniors who met more heart-healthy goals showed less decline in thinking skills

  • One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk
    (02-Mar-2016)
    But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

  • Younger Female Heart Patients More Likely to Need Follow-Up Care
    (23-Feb-2016)
    And, that's despite having healthier blood vessels, study says

  • Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

  • Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

  • Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

  • Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress
    (25-Jan-2016)
    American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

  • Slow Heart Rate Doesn't Mean Early Death Risk: Study
    (19-Jan-2016)
    But, there's some concern for those taking medications that slow the heart rate

  • Exercise Regularly and Your Heart Will Thank You
    (18-Jan-2016)
    And the more you do, the better off you'll be, cardiologists say

  • High-Rise Living May Lower Your Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Above the 16th floor, odds of staying alive after heart stops are slim, study finds

  • Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in Mice
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

  • New U.S. Dietary Guidelines: Limit Sugar and Salt, Boost Fruit and Veggie Intake
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Recommendations, revised every 5 years, designed to promote healthier lifestyles

  • Report: DASH Diet Best Overall Eating Plan
    (05-Jan-2016)
    The MIND, Mediterranean and Fertility diets also get high marks for health

  • Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

  • Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study Finds
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

  • Healthy Habits Help Reduce Risk of Heart Failure, Study Finds
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Steps include controlling blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Lowered Risk of Heart Attack, Type 2 Diabetes in Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    British researchers say procedure provides many long-term health benefits

  • Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: Study
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

  • U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart Risk
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

  • Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

  • Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

  • Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Heart attack and stroke are leading causes of death worldwide, too, report finds

  • 1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

  • 1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC
    (01-Dec-2015)
    Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

  • Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level
    (22-Nov-2015)
    Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

  • Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart Woes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

  • Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Treatment improved survival in 'nonshockable' heart cases, researchers say

  • Scientists Pinpoint What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health
    (12-Nov-2015)
    Though it is lower than traditionally thought, many people still deficient, researchers say

  • Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

  • Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients
    (11-Nov-2015)
    Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

  • Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

  • Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

  • Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

  • Football Linemen at Higher Risk for Heart Troubles, Study Finds
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Having to bulk up makes them more vulnerable than other players, experts say

  • Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

  • Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

  • Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

  • Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator
    (09-Nov-2015)
    New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

  • Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

  • Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

  • Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

  • New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

  • New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to Play
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

  • Giving Birth, Breast-feeding May Help Women's Long-Term Health
    (30-Oct-2015)
    Researchers find link between childbirth and lower risk of death from cancer or heart disease

  • Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

  • Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

  • Heart Patients Worldwide Missing Out on Key Drugs
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Study cites problems with availability, affordability

  • Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart Attack
    (13-Oct-2015)
    This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

  • Daily Glass of Wine May Boost Type 2 Diabetics' Heart Health
    (12-Oct-2015)
    People who process alcohol slowly also saw improvements in blood sugar levels, study says

  • Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

  • Short Bursts of Intense Exercise Seems Good for Teen Hearts: Study
    (05-Oct-2015)
    High-power workouts improved blood vessel function, researchers say

  • Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

  • Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Austrian researchers find telltale signs of heart disease in newly diagnosed cancer patients

  • Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for a Lifetime
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Learning how to manage stress effectively might help, experts say

  • Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

  • Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

  • People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Harm the Heart
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Sound slumber 'recharges our batteries,' cardiologist explains

  • Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

  • Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some
    (31-Aug-2015)
    But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

  • Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some
    (31-Aug-2015)
    But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

  • After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life
    (25-Aug-2015)
    People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds

  • Workaholics May Face Higher Stroke Risk: Study
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Lack of exercise, stress and higher drinking rates could be to blame, researchers say

  • Could Your Smartphone Help Boost Your Heart Health?
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Special apps, trackers may boost weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, early studies suggest

  • Jury Still Out on Whether Saturated Fat Is Bad for You, Researchers Say
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But clear link seen between trans fats and heart troubles, early death

  • Screen Teens With Depression for Heart Disease, Experts Say
    (11-Aug-2015)
    New recommendations note these adolescents not recognized as high-risk group

  • More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Avoid diet heavy in fried food, processed meats and sugary drinks, experts advise

  • Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

  • Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Home-based programs could provide alternative for those unable or unwilling to travel, researchers suggest

  • Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

  • Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

  • Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

  • FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

  • Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

  • Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble
    (16-Jul-2015)
    CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

  • Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report
    (14-Jul-2015)
    New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

  • More Evidence a Healthy Diet Can Lower Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Poor adults with good nutrition had 20 percent lower odds of disease-related death during study period

  • 1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

  • Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC
    (09-Jul-2015)
    The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age
    (08-Jul-2015)
    But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

  • How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?
    (07-Jul-2015)
    New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

  • Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device
    (29-Jun-2015)
    If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

  • Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study
    (24-Jun-2015)
    And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

  • Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study
    (24-Jun-2015)
    And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

  • Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study
    (24-Jun-2015)
    And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

  • Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study
    (24-Jun-2015)
    And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

  • Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

  • FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

  • Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

  • Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

  • FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

  • Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study
    (03-Jun-2015)
    European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

  • Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease
    (27-May-2015)
    For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

  • Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators
    (15-May-2015)
    People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

  • Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?
    (14-May-2015)
    Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

  • Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study
    (08-May-2015)
    But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

  • Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients
    (05-May-2015)
    Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

  • 911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

  • Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

  • Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

  • Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

  • Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

  • New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

  • Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

  • Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

  • Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows
    (27-Mar-2015)
    Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

  • FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

  • New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients
    (17-Mar-2015)
    American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

  • New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients
    (17-Mar-2015)
    American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

  • Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure
    (13-Mar-2015)
    Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

  • Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

  • Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack
    (05-Mar-2015)
    That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

  • Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

  • Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack
    (05-Mar-2015)
    That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

  • Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

  • Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

  • Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

  • Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

  • Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study
    (23-Feb-2015)
    Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say

  • Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease
    (23-Feb-2015)
    More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

  • Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

  • Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

  • 'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

  • 'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

  • Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want
    (12-Feb-2015)
    People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

  • Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

  • Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age
    (10-Feb-2015)
    They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

  • U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

  • Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age
    (10-Feb-2015)
    They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

  • A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

  • A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says
    (03-Feb-2015)
    1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

  • Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
    (30-Jan-2015)
    These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

  • Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
    (30-Jan-2015)
    These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

  • Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk
    (27-Jan-2015)
    But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

  • ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

  • Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

  • ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

  • Prolonged High Cholesterol in Middle Age Raises Heart Risk Later: Study
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note

  • Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure
    (14-Jan-2015)
    Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

  • An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

  • Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart
    (12-Jan-2015)
    Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

  • More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

  • Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says

  • Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

  • Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health
    (10-Dec-2014)
    Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

  • Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

  • Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest
    (01-Dec-2014)
    Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

  • A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart
    (20-Nov-2014)
    Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

  • Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind
    (19-Nov-2014)
    But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

  • Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

  • Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

  • Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

  • 'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

  • Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

  • Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Subtle blood flow changes may not show on standard heart test, raising risk of disease or death, researchers find

  • Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

  • Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

  • ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds
    (17-Nov-2014)
    While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

  • More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

  • Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

  • Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

  • Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

  • Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

  • Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

  • Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

  • Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

  • Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

  • Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

  • Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study
    (10-Nov-2014)
    But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

  • Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?
    (04-Nov-2014)
    For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

  • Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

  • Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

  • Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

  • Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

  • Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say
    (29-Sep-2014)
    American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

  • Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
    (19-Sep-2014)
    A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

  • Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart
    (19-Sep-2014)
    A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study
    (15-Sep-2014)
    British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

  • Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study
    (15-Sep-2014)
    British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

  • Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study
    (15-Sep-2014)
    British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

  • Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

  • Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting
    (09-Sep-2014)
    An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

  • Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

  • Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

  • Implantable Heart Devices Work, Regardless of Race: Study
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Previous research into benefits hadn't included large numbers of minorities

  • Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

  • Mutant Gene Spurs Dangerous Heart Condition in Newfoundland Dogs: Study
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Ridge of abnormal tissue forms below the aorta, restricts blood flow and can cause sudden death

  • Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

  • Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

  • Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

  • Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
    (03-Jul-2014)
    Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

  • Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests
    (25-Jun-2014)
    Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

  • Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than Men
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

  • Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery
    (16-Jun-2014)
    But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

  • Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

  • Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

  • Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death
    (28-May-2014)
    Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

  • Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks
    (20-May-2014)
    Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking

  • Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks
    (20-May-2014)
    Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking

  • More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (19-May-2014)
    Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

  • More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (19-May-2014)
    Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

  • Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?
    (14-May-2014)
    Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

  • Resveratrol in Red Wine May Not Be Such a Health Booster, After All
    (12-May-2014)
    Substance doesn't seem to protect people from heart disease, cancer, study says

  • FDA Approves New Type of Anti-Clotting Drug
    (09-May-2014)
    Zontivity, which belongs to a novel class of drugs, reduced heart, stroke, cardiovascular death in patients

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA
    (06-May-2014)
    Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

  • Cheaper Copayments Boost Drug Follow-Up: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Lower medication costs produced better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients

  • Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts
    (05-May-2014)
    Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

  • High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

  • High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

  • Ironclad Findings About Red Meat's Harms?
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Analysis of 21 studies may bolster case against a diet of steak

  • Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

  • For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
    (23-Apr-2014)
    And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

  • Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
    (23-Apr-2014)
    But some believe the study is flawed

  • A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

  • Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
    (01-Apr-2014)
    New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor

  • Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
    (31-Mar-2014)
    More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

  • Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

  • Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

  • Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

  • Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
    (24-Feb-2014)
    40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

  • Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

  • Taking Care of Your Heart
    (15-Feb-2014)
    Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

  • Taking Care of Your Heart
    (15-Feb-2014)
    Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

  • Taking Care of Your Heart
    (15-Feb-2014)
    Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

  • Taking Care of Your Heart
    (15-Feb-2014)
    Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

  • Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

  • Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

  • Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

  • Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

  • Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

  • FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

  • Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (29-Jan-2014)
    Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

  • Minority Patients Less Likely to Stick With Heart Attack Meds: Study
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Black, Hispanic women were least compliant one year out

  • Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying

  • Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says

  • A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines
    (10-Jan-2014)
    For most people with an irregular heartbeat, it's OK to stay active, doctors say

  • Living a Full Life, Irregular Heartbeat and All
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Maryland man still exercises an hour a day

  • Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
    (20-Dec-2013)
    International study looked at fiber from wide range of sources

  • 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

  • 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

  • Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

  • 'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

  • FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however

  • FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Doctors should screen patients before using Lexiscan or Adenoscan, agency says

  • Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

  • Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning

  • Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Despite FDA warning, researchers found no evidence these drugs cause declines in thinking ability

  • Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

  • Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

  • Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines
    (18-Nov-2013)
    They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations

  • New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

  • No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say
    (11-Nov-2013)
    But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

  • Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health
    (08-Nov-2013)
    They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

  • Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study
    (07-Nov-2013)
    But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

  • FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
    (07-Nov-2013)
    The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

  • Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy
    (05-Nov-2013)
    But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements

  • Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

  • Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

  • Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

  • Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
    (13-Sep-2013)
    It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

  • Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (08-Sep-2013)
    Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

  • 200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented: CDC
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Less progress for Americans under 65, among other disparities reported

  • Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial
    (01-Sep-2013)
    U.K. heart study halted early after multiple artery clearings showed strong results

  • Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

  • Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease
    (27-Aug-2013)
    People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

  • New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Device is more durable, making it an alternative for younger patients, researchers say

  • Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
    (20-Aug-2013)
    Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

  • Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness
    (15-Aug-2013)
    Condition can lead to heart attack, stroke and lung problems

  • Sports-Related Sudden Death More Likely to Occur in Men: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Screening for heart problems might need to be tailored to gender, experts say

  • Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

  • Casino Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Colorado county law likely reduced illness from secondhand smoke, study suggests

  • Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (23-Jul-2013)
    Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

  • Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes: Study
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better

  • Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Study of 7,400 people found fewer heart attacks, other conditions among optimists

  • As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

  • Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

  • Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

  • Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
    (02-Jul-2013)
    But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

  • Cooling Treatment for Cardiac Arrest Underused in Hospitals: Study
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Procedure protects brain, improves survival, researchers say

  • Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

  • Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

  • Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

  • James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times
    (20-Jun-2013)
    Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

  • Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study
    (21-May-2013)
    Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

  • Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That
    (17-May-2013)
    Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

  • Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

  • Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study
    (08-May-2013)
    They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

  • Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age

  • More Infants Surviving With Serious Heart Defects, Study Finds
    (26-Apr-2013)
    But death risk still too high, researchers say

  • Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble

  • A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front
    (11-Apr-2013)
    'Fight hard and fast to get past the anger,' and don't forget to keep healthy habits

  • Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2013)
    But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research

  • Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (04-Apr-2013)
    But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research

  • Excess Salt a Factor in 2.3 Million Deaths Annually Worldwide
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Study finds overconsumption may have contributed to 15 percent of heart-related fatalities in 2010

  • Experts Question Use of Ankle Blood Pressure to Gauge Heart Risks
    (18-Mar-2013)
    There isn't enough evidence to support or oppose use of 'ankle brachial index,' U.S.-appointed panel says

  • Relatives Who Witness Loved One's CPR Fare Better: Study
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Researchers found they were less likely to suffer PTSD, depression or anxiety later

  • FDA Renews Heart-Risk Warning for Antibiotic
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Some may develop fatal heart rhythms when taking azithromycin, agency says

  • Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

  • New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials

  • A Cheap, Old Heart Drug May Help Elderly Heart Failure Patients
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Digoxin cuts hospital readmission by more than a third, study finds

  • Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Reasons why it may be performed

  • Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Reasons why it may be performed

  • Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Advanced MRI could become aid in guiding cardiovascular treatment, study authors say

  • Heart-Healthy Habits in Childhood May Prevent Future Disease
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Keys are better food choices, more physical activity and no secondhand smoke, doctor says

  • Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

  • Sibling's Death May Boost Your Own Risk of Dying From Heart Attack: Study
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Stress, unhealthy coping methods can follow after losing a brother or sister

  • Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart
    (26-Feb-2013)
    It beat a low-fat eating plan in helping high-risk people avoid cardiovascular problems

  • Exercise Safety Tips for People With Heart Disease
    (23-Feb-2013)
    Start by talking to your doctor, experts advise

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
    (19-Feb-2013)
    While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

  • Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

  • Re-Analysis Refutes Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Choosing products like safflower oil may be less heart-healthy than believed

  • Heart Attack Patients Do Better if They Had Chest Pain First
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Study found this holds true even with latest cardiac procedures

  • Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

  • Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

  • Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

  • Marriage May Cut Heart Attack Risk for Both Spouses
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Finding lends support for vow to take 'in sickness and in health'

  • Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

  • Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss
    (21-Jan-2013)
    But risk of macular degeneration doesn't outweigh drug's heart benefits, experts say

  • Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

  • Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however

  • Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

  • Healthy Diet May Prevent Additional Heart Trouble
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Study found patients who ate more vegetables, fruits and fish lowered their chances of heart attack, heart failure, stroke

  • Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Study found increased mortality for people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

  • Cardiac Screening for All Young Athletes Carries Big Price Tag: Study
    (26-Nov-2012)
    More than $10 million to save one life in U.S., but critic asks why it needs to cost so much

  • Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers
    (13-Nov-2012)
    'Energy harvester' would be powered by heart's beating, but more research needed

  • Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Small study looked at Transcendental Meditation

  • Women Don't Fare as Well as Men With Implanted Defibrillators: Study
    (07-Nov-2012)
    They were more likely to have complications, die after the heart rhythm devices were implanted

  • Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

  • Winter Brings Rise in Heart-Related Deaths, Study Finds
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Regardless of climate, U.S. areas had same seasonal mortality pattern

  • Hispanics More Heart-Healthy Than Other Americans: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Poor diets and obesity are still common, however

  • Walk Your Way to a Longer Life, Study Says
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Physical activity after age 40 can increase life expectancy by up to 7 years, researchers find

  • Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
    (05-Nov-2012)
    But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

  • Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers' Heart Attacks
    (05-Nov-2012)
    About $8,200 found in worker expenses, $52,000 in employer long-term disability costs

  • Could Cholesterol Treatment Fight Repeat Heart Attack?
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Intravenous therapy aims to clear arteries of buildup

  • Doctors Warn About High Levels of Caffeine in Some Energy Drinks
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Concerns follow reports that Monster beverages may have been linked to five deaths in recent years

  • Doctors Warn About High Levels of Caffeine in Some Energy Drinks
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Concerns follow reports that Monster beverages may have been linked to five deaths in recent years

  • State Regulations Tied to Drop in Common Heart Procedure
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Critics worry that the push for good outcomes may reduce access to care for sickest patients

  • Study: Blood Tests for Inflammation Could Help Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke
    (03-Oct-2012)
    But the tests would uncover risk in relatively few people, evidence review finds

  • New Defibrillator Implanted Just Under the Skin
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But it's still designed to correct an irregular heartbeat

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Antioxidants May Lower Risk of Heart Attack in Women: Study
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Fruits and vegetables particularly good sources of the substances

  • Year of Taking Risky Blood Thinners May Be Unnecessary After Stent Surgery
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Studies suggest it might be safe to stop double anti-platelet therapy sooner

  • Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Costs in diabetes, heart disease, health care dollars will skyrocket if current trends go unchecked

  • Stressful Job Might Be Tough on the Heart
    (14-Sep-2012)
    Demanding work, little control over decision-making boosts risk for heart attack, study suggests

  • Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says
    (11-Sep-2012)
    It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

  • Cholesterol Screenings Up, But Certain Groups Still Lag: CDC
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Younger, less-educated adults and Hispanics not as likely to get blood levels tested

  • It's Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies
    (05-Sep-2012)
    However, some experts contend that being 'fit and fat' is the exception, not the rule

  • Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients
    (20-Aug-2012)
    TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

  • Statins' Heart Benefits Outweigh Diabetes Risk: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Even those at risk from diabetes benefit from lower cholesterol, experts say

  • New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Recommendations mirror those issued in 2004 because science hasn't changed, experts say

  • New Guidelines Say No to Screening EKGs for Low-Risk Patients
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Recommendations mirror those issued in 2004 because science hasn't changed, experts say

  • High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster
    (25-Jul-2012)
    But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure

  • Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (24-Jul-2012)
    Researchers found two of three already had one risk factor for cardiovascular trouble

  • Many Medicaid Patients Skip Drugs That Could Prevent Heart Trouble
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Simple measures can keep patients on track, researchers say

  • The Health Benefits, and Risks, of Alcohol
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Moderate consumption may help the heart, but perils also exist

  • Stressful Jobs Linked to Heart Woes in Women
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Heart attack risk is higher when women have demanding jobs, lack decision-making opportunities

  • 2 New Weight-Loss Drugs Won't Reverse U.S. Obesity Crisis
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Proper nutrition, exercise are key factors that must be part of any diet plan, health experts say

  • Certain Heart Meds May Give Chemo a Boost
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Digitalis, digoxin appear to trigger immune response that helps kill tumor cells, study shows

  • New York's Trans-Fat Ban Is Working: Study
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Customers consumed less heart-harming fat after strict restaurant limits imposed

  • Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

  • Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

  • Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Almost 23 percent of errors were deemed serious, researchers report

  • First Stem Cell Vein Implant Helps Young Girl
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Improved quality of life for 10-year-old with rare condition, researchers report

  • 9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

  • 9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

  • Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

  • Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study
    (05-Jun-2012)
    North Carolina patients were transferred more quickly to hospitals that perform lifesaving procedure

  • Study Spots Early Warning Signal for Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-May-2012)
    Risk higher when electrical impulses travel more slowly through lower chambers of the heart

  • Study Links Antibiotic to Slight Rise in Heart Patients' Death Risk
    (16-May-2012)
    But the finding for azithromycin needs to be confirmed, expert says

  • Palpitations May Signal Future Heart Rhythm Problem
    (16-May-2012)
    Study found greater odds of developing atrial fibrillation

  • U.S. Task Force Issues Blood Pressure Guidelines
    (15-May-2012)
    Patients do better when they receive care from a team of health professionals

  • Sex After Heart Attack? Doc's OK May Be Key
    (11-May-2012)
    However, study found that most patients don't discuss topic with a physician

  • Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study
    (11-May-2012)
    Researchers stress that CPR and defibrillator use are critical before reaching the ER

  • Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study
    (10-May-2012)
    Emergency drug is underused in stroke patients on blood thinners, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure
    (10-May-2012)
    Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

  • Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure
    (10-May-2012)
    Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

  • Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (08-May-2012)
    Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

  • Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival
    (07-May-2012)
    The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

  • Living Near Major Roads May Shorten Heart Attack Survival
    (07-May-2012)
    The closer patients lived to interstates, the greater their risk of dying within 10 years, study finds

  • Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease
    (04-May-2012)
    Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

  • Today's Kids May Be Destined for Adult Heart Disease
    (04-May-2012)
    Solution lies in instilling healthy habits, not adding medication, experts say

  • Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Researchers rule out one possible explanation

  • Dark Chocolate May Lower Risk of Heart Disease
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Study says it reduces levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol, raises good cholesterol levels

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
    (10-Apr-2012)
    It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
    (10-Apr-2012)
    It doubled odds for sudden cardiac death compared to whites, study finds

  • Omega-3 Supplements No Help Against Repeat Heart Trouble: Review
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Second look at 14 studies concluded there was no benefit

  • Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight Patients
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

  • Widespread CPR Training Could Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates
    (27-Mar-2012)
    In Danish study, bystander assistance made difference between life, death for many patients

  • Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found giving it early to heart attack patients halved cardiac arrest rates, death risk

  • Defibrillator Implantation May Be Riskier for Underweight Patients
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests reasons may include frailty, other health conditions

  • Cardiac Cocktail Delivered by Paramedics May Save Lives
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found giving it early to heart attack patients halved cardiac arrest rates, death risk

  • Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Study found that it saved more cardiac muscle than clot extraction technique

  • Showing Patients Images of Their Clogged Arteries a Powerful Wake-Up Call
    (26-Mar-2012)
    They were more likely to take statins, lose weight afterwards, studies find

  • FDA Mulls Expanding Patients' Access to Certain Drugs
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Agency is in 2 days of hearings on whether some prescription meds shift to 'conditional' OTC status

  • New Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack
    (21-Mar-2012)
    In small study, high levels of misshapen cells from vessel walls spelled trouble

  • Less Heart Disease Among Women in Wealthier States: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Poverty levels seem tied to levels of cardiovascular inflammation, researchers say

  • Adrenaline Therapy for Cardiac Arrest Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (20-Mar-2012)
    In short-term, drug still helps restore the pulse, study found

  • Red Meat Can Be Unhealthy, Study Suggests
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Researchers contend diets laden with steaks, burgers boost death rates; beef industry disputes claim

  • Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds
    (02-Mar-2012)
    They include drugs for diabetes, mood disorders and other chronic conditions

  • FDA Adds Safety Warnings to Statins
    (28-Feb-2012)
    But side effects, like increased blood sugar, don't outweigh the cholesterol drugs' benefits, agency says

  • Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

  • Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

  • Many Women Having a Heart Attack Don't Have Chest Pain
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Misinterpreting symptoms may be a reason why women face higher in-hospital death rates, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Treatment Might Reverse Heart Attack Damage
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Patients' own cardiac stem cells reduced scarring in preliminary study

  • Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

  • Big Drop in Americans' Blood Levels of Trans Fats, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2012)
    New findings focus on whites but studies on other groups underway

  • Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

  • Study Finds Link Between Heart Failure, Brain Changes
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Memory, planning problems could make it harder to keep up with heart treatments, researchers say

  • Too Much Fructose Sweetener Tied to Heart Risks in Teens
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Study finds high consumption associated with early signs of diabetes, other health issues

  • Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

  • Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks
    (10-Jan-2012)
    However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

  • New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
    (10-Jan-2012)
    But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks
    (10-Jan-2012)
    However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

  • Too Much Vitamin D Could Be Harmful to Heart
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Higher-than-normal levels can increase cardiac inflammation, study found

  • Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks
    (10-Jan-2012)
    However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

  • New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
    (10-Jan-2012)
    But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Study Challenges Potassium Guidelines for Heart Attack Patients
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Current recommendations for the mineral may be too high, researchers say

  • New Blood Test May Rule Out Heart Attacks More Quickly
    (27-Dec-2011)
    More sensitive troponin screen made the call in three hours, instead of 12-16 hours

  • New Blood Test May Rule Out Heart Attacks More Quickly
    (27-Dec-2011)
    More sensitive troponin screen made the call in three hours, instead of 12-16 hours

  • Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Study found those who took blood pressure meds lived a day longer for every month of treatment

  • Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

  • Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

  • Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

  • Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

  • Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review
    (13-Dec-2011)
    In-hospital death, emergency bypass no more likely in non-specialty centers, researchers say

  • Fish May Cut Threat of Heart Disease in Young Women
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Eating fish once a week may substantially reduce risk, compared to eating no fish, researchers say

  • Clogged Arteries Pose Different Dangers for Men, Women: Study
    (30-Nov-2011)
    Heart treatment might need to take gender into account, researcher says

  • Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day
    (28-Nov-2011)
    In study, early morning hours were the worst time

  • Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day
    (28-Nov-2011)
    In study, early morning hours were the worst time

  • Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study
    (28-Nov-2011)
    That led to improved heart function, researchers said

  • Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day
    (28-Nov-2011)
    In study, early morning hours were the worst time

  • Low-Cal Diet Cuts Fat Around Heart in Obese People: Study
    (28-Nov-2011)
    That led to improved heart function, researchers said

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Safe for Long-Term Use, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Statins reduce heart risks without raising odds of cancer, other illnesses, research shows

  • How Much Salt Is Best for the Heart?
    (22-Nov-2011)
    New study shows fine balance: too much or too little raises death, hospitalization risk

  • Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

  • Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

  • Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

  • Hypertension in Young Adulthood May Mean Trouble Later On
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Higher blood pressures linked to more deaths from cardiovascular and heart disease

  • Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Being out of shape might boost workers' odds for heart attack, researchers say

  • No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    The vitamin may increase stroke risk, researchers find

  • Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

  • Low Vitamin D May Increase Stroke, Heart Attack Risk in Women
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Vitamin has anti-inflammatory effects on the arteries, researchers note

  • Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart Attacks
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Healthier profile might delay cardiac problems until old age, researchers say

  • Blood Thinner Xarelto Shows Promise for Heart Patients
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study found it cut odds of death and heart attack, but bleeding risk needs monitoring, experts say

  • Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol
    (14-Nov-2011)
    In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

  • Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Dronedarone trial cut short after excess of deaths in patients with permanent form of atrial fibrillation

  • Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Problems can emerge even if no weight gain is evident, researcher says

  • Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study of Washington state physicians, high school officials shows not enough are asking the right questions

  • Shot Might One Day Help Lower Cholesterol
    (14-Nov-2011)
    In early trial, it lowered LDL levels by up to 64 percent

  • Shock Fear May Curb Sex for People With Heart Devices
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Anxiety that cardio defibrillator will fire at wrong time inhibits sexual activity, study finds

  • Too Few Doctors Screen Young Athletes for Hidden Heart Trouble
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Study of Washington state physicians, high school officials shows not enough are asking the right questions

  • New Guidelines Urge Cholesterol Check for All Kids Ages 9 to 11
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Recommendations a shift from testing only children with family history of heart disease

  • 'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

  • 'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

  • 'Mini-Strokes' Linked to Earlier Deaths
    (10-Nov-2011)
    The risk is highest among older people and those with a history of heart problems

  • Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk
    (04-Nov-2011)
    One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

  • Rx for Heart Patients: Healthier Living, Medication
    (03-Nov-2011)
    New guidelines on managing heart disease also call for cardiac rehab

  • Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But study finds they have more risk factors for heart disease than men

  • Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

  • Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Waist size predicts fatty buildup in arteries better than weight, study says

  • Could HPV Raise Women's Risk for Heart Disease?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests a link, but more research is needed

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC
    (13-Oct-2011)
    But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Keep Falling: CDC
    (13-Oct-2011)
    But certain populations still lag behind trend, especially in the South, experts warn

  • Lasers Safe for Removal of Pacemaker Wires in Elderly: Study
    (11-Oct-2011)
    The procedure, already used in younger patients, helps avoid open-heart surgery, researchers note

  • Healthy Diet May Counteract Heart Disease Gene
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Piling plates with fruit, veggies, berries reduced genetic risk in large study

  • Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers
    (05-Oct-2011)
    And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

  • 3 Hours of Exercise Weekly Can Cut Men's Heart Risks
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Study found lowered risk related to higher levels of 'good' cholesterol

  • Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers
    (05-Oct-2011)
    And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

  • Smokers Have Heart Attacks Earlier Than Nonsmokers
    (05-Oct-2011)
    And women are more likely than men to need emergency treatment 6 months later, study finds

  • Alcohol, Obesity Major Causes of Sudden Heart Death
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Still, most cases of sudden cardiac death are caused by coronary artery disease

  • Overnight Stay May Not Be Necessary for Stenting: Study
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Researchers say doing artery-opening procedure on outpatient basis saves money, is just as safe

  • Experts Point Out Signs of Dangerous Heart Rhythm
    (28-Sep-2011)
    'Fish flop' or 'drumming' feeling in chest can be atrial fibrillation

  • Childless Men May Face Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Study suggests infertility may explain the link

  • Certain Antidepressants With Blood Thinners May Pose Risk for Heart Patients
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Study showed increased chances of bleeding for those taking SSRIS, antiplatelet meds after heart attack

  • Heart Failure Care Influenced by Insurance Coverage
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Study found those on Medicaid, Medicare fared worse than those with private insurance

  • Global Toll of 'Non-Communicable Diseases' -- $47 Trillion by 2030
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year, experts say

  • U.N. Summit Seeks to Tame 'Non-Communicable Diseases'
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and lung disease kill 36 million people every year

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Common in Poorer Neighborhoods
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Study of seven U.S., Canadian cities finds disparities in both countries

  • Erectile Dysfunction May Be Linked With Cardiovascular Trouble
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death, researchers say

  • U.S. Seeks to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (13-Sep-2011)
    New program hopes to get more Americans to live healthier lives

  • Heart Devices Like Pacemakers Linked to Infections
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Complications from these devices put patients at greater risk for death, study suggests

  • U.S. Offers Health-Care Pamphlets in Spanish
    (30-Aug-2011)
    They summarize benefits, risks of heart medications, other health issues

  • Heart Attack Damage Not Reduced by Adding Balloon Pump to Angioplasty
    (30-Aug-2011)
    But some patients with rapid deterioration might still benefit from it, researchers say

  • New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat
    (29-Aug-2011)
    People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

  • New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat
    (29-Aug-2011)
    People with atrial fibrillation fared a bit better when taking experimental drug apixaban, study found

  • Marriage May Do a Heart Good for Bypass Surgery
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Study finds post-op survival rises for those in committed relationships

  • Infections Among Those With Heart Devices Has Doubled: Study
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Researchers suggest growing number of sicker patients explains the increase

  • Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease
    (17-Aug-2011)
    But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

  • The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

  • The Fattier Your Heart, the Greater Your Heart Disease Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Study links buildup of this hidden fat to heart threat, even in people without symptoms

  • Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

  • Smart Food Choices Key to a Healthy Barbeque
    (06-Aug-2011)
    Lean meats, veggies, marinades good options for summer grilling, expert advises

  • Even a Little Exercise Helps the Heart, Study Finds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    And the benefits are greater for women than for men, researchers say

  • Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Severe Bleeding With No Benefit
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Eliquis does not reduce heart attacks, stroke or death in high-risk patients, researchers find

  • Statins Don't Seem to Raise Cancer Risk
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Large study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs don't increase chances of malignancies

  • Controversial Cholesterol Drug Might Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics
    (18-Jul-2011)
    But, torcetrapib, which raises 'good' cholesterol, showed heart risks in earlier trial that was halted

  • Study: Potassium Boosts Heart Health, Salt Harms It
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Combo of high sodium, low potassium called 'double whammy' for cardiovascular risk

  • California's Rural Elderly Have High Rates of Chronic Illness
    (08-Jul-2011)
    Their urban, suburban counterparts enjoy better health, researchers find

  • Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter
    (05-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDS, cox-2 inhibitors have been associated with other cardiovascular problems, researchers say

  • Obesity a Major Cause of Early Death in Women: Study
    (29-Jun-2011)
    And the risk rises as overweight becomes more severe, researchers say

  • Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

  • Study Hints at Why Heart Disease Is More Deadly for Blacks
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Culprit may be certain type of arterial plaque more common among blacks than whites

  • Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Researcher says these territories have been largely neglected in efforts to reduce disparities

  • Delays in Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients May Raise Death Risk
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Study stresses the need to get to centers that can clear blockages quickly

  • Medical Groups Update Heart, Blood Pressure Care Guidelines
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Measures tweak standards last changed in 2005

  • Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

  • Vytorin Lowers Heart Disease Risk in Large Study of Kidney Patients
    (09-Jun-2011)
    Cardiovascular trouble reduced as much as 25 percent by cholesterol drug in this high-risk group

  • Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

  • Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack
    (03-Jun-2011)
    Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

  • Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
    (01-Jun-2011)
    But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

  • Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart
    (24-May-2011)
    Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

  • Cooked Right, Fish Can Help a Woman's Heart
    (24-May-2011)
    Study found eating it broiled or baked reduced risk of heart failure by 30%

  • Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study
    (23-May-2011)
    But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

  • Blood Pressure Drug Helps Those With Mild Heart Failure
    (23-May-2011)
    Inspra reduced cardiovascular complications, including irregular heart rhythm

  • CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms
    (23-May-2011)
    Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

  • Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study
    (23-May-2011)
    But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

  • Blood Pressure Drug Helps Those With Mild Heart Failure
    (23-May-2011)
    Inspra reduced cardiovascular complications, including irregular heart rhythm

  • CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms
    (23-May-2011)
    Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

  • Younger Docs More Likely to Prescribe Drugs for Heart Disease: Study
    (23-May-2011)
    But their patients are not better off than those of older docs who stress lifestyle changes

  • CT Heart Scans No Benefit to Patients Without Symptoms
    (23-May-2011)
    Study suggests it can lead to unneeded aggressive, invasive procedures and treatments

  • Keep MP3 Headphones 2 Centimeters or More From Pacemaker: Study
    (12-May-2011)
    Don't store them in a front pocket if you have a lifesaving cardiac device

  • Fewer Medicare Patients Hospitalized for Heart Trouble
    (11-May-2011)
    10-year review suggests efforts to combat cardiac problems may be paying off

  • Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks
    (10-May-2011)
    Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

  • Anemia Drug May Worsen Heart Attacks
    (10-May-2011)
    Study finds Procrit offers no cardiac protection, may increase risk after acute attack

  • Drug Therapy for Artery Disease Underused, Study Says
    (10-May-2011)
    Before receiving heart stent, fewer than half of patients found to be on recommended medications

  • After Heart Attack, Certain Painkillers May Raise Risk for Recurrence
    (09-May-2011)
    Even a week's worth of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could be hazardous, study finds

  • After Heart Attack, Certain Painkillers May Raise Risk for Recurrence
    (09-May-2011)
    Even a week's worth of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could be hazardous, study finds

  • New Defibrillator Shows Promise in Small Study
    (04-May-2011)
    Leads of the minimally invasive device are just under the skin, reducing infection risk, researchers say

  • Bone Drug Plus Statin Better at Fighting Plaque in Aorta: Study
    (28-Apr-2011)
    But researchers stress people should not take bisphosphonates just to prevent heart disease

  • Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Circadian rhythms may make heart more vulnerable between 6 a.m. and noon, researchers suggest

  • Morning Heart Attacks Cause More Damage, Study Finds
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Circadian rhythms may make heart more vulnerable between 6 a.m. and noon, researchers suggest

  • Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

  • Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

  • Evidence-Based Heart Attack Care Reduces Deaths: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Clot-busting drugs, rapid angioplasty made a significant difference, researchers report

  • Tai Chi May Help Heart Failure Patients
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Ancient Chinese exercise seems to improve quality of life, researchers report

  • Heart-Healthy Omega-3s Not Healthy for Prostate: Study
    (25-Apr-2011)
    High blood levels of the fatty acids linked to increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

  • To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart
    (22-Apr-2011)
    People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

  • Nurse Practitioner Counsels Lifestyle Changes as Key to Heart Health
    (22-Apr-2011)
    It's all about diet and exercise, not medications, she advises

  • To Get Americans Healthier, U.S. Targets the Heart
    (22-Apr-2011)
    People urged to eat better, exercise more before risk factors develop

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Tied to Heart Problems in Elderly
    (21-Apr-2011)
    'Gold standard' needed to estimate prevalence of the disease in those over 80, researchers say

  • Short Bursts of Exercise Good for the Heart: Study
    (08-Apr-2011)
    And it's not as time-consuming as less strenuous workouts, researchers say

  • Racial Disparities Remain for Health Care for Vets
    (07-Apr-2011)
    VA has made improvements, but more needs to be done, study says

  • Two Different Heart Drugs May Work Equally Well for High-Risk Patients
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Study found ARB, calcium channel blocker both helped those with hypertension, glucose intolerance

  • Heart Attack Risk Plagues Post-Katrina New Orleans
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Study finds three times the risk, due to stress, among other factors

  • Minimally Invasive Heart-Valve Procedure Shows Promise: Study
    (04-Apr-2011)
    FDA approval still pending; at least one doctor says it's not ready for widespread use

  • Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients
    (04-Apr-2011)
    It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

  • Bypass Surgery Best for Some Heart Failure Patients
    (04-Apr-2011)
    It may be better than medication alone, researchers report

  • Conflicts of Interest Cloud Heart Treatment Guidelines: Study
    (28-Mar-2011)
    More than half of guideline authors report ties with drug makers, related companies

  • Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

  • Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids
    (22-Mar-2011)
    But testing combo not routinely done in the United States, researchers note

  • Study: Infrequent Sex Can Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Death
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Danger greatest shortly after physical activity, but absolute risk small, research finds

  • Analysis Confirms Diabetes Drug May Harm the Heart
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Latest finding adds to evidence that Avandia raises risk of heart attack, death

  • Fat Alone, Not Where It Sits, May Be Key to Heart Problems
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Study upends long-held belief that apple-shaped people face highest risk

  • Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
    (06-Mar-2011)
    Powerful nutrient is found in fish, poultry, dairy and many fruits and vegetables, researchers say

  • Optimism Is Good for Your Heart
    (28-Feb-2011)
    A bright outlook helps heart disease patients live longer, study finds

  • Early Symptoms in Menopause Might Protect Heart
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Study found having hot flashes, night sweats sooner linked to lower risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Nitroglycerin Ointment Might Strengthen Bones
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Inexpensive heart drug appears to slow bone loss and build new bone, researchers say

  • Clots in Coronary Stents More Likely in Early Morning
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Experts suggest that changing medication dosing times may have protective effect

  • Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Healthy lifestyles may prevent or delay the problem, researchers say

  • Obesity Alone Raises Risk of Fatal Heart Attack, Study Finds
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Analysis suggests something about carrying extra weight is at play

  • Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab
    (14-Feb-2011)
    More frequent referrals, discussions with doctors could change that

  • Too Few Heart Patients Go to Cardiac Rehab
    (14-Feb-2011)
    More frequent referrals, discussions with doctors could change that

  • Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

  • Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

  • Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

  • If Mom Had a Stroke, Daughter May Be Prone to Heart Attack
    (02-Feb-2011)
    Researchers can't say if genes or environment play bigger role to explain the link

  • New Campaign Urges Women to Know Signs of Heart Attack
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Too few women recognize one, U.S. health officials say

  • FDA Panel Recommends Tougher Standards for External Defibrillators
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Recalls, failure to fix problems spurred agency to ask for more oversight

  • Widespread Use of Defibrillators in Public Places Saves Lives: Study
    (26-Jan-2011)
    They're more effective than CPR for sudden cardiac arrest, one expert says

  • U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

  • Lowering BP Can Help Cut Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (24-Jan-2011)
    15-point reduction in systolic blood pressure may aid disease prevention in middle age, study finds

  • U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

  • U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar
    (24-Jan-2011)
    Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts

  • Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

  • Second Heart Attack Not Always Tied to Original Blockage
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Study found it's almost as likely that a new lesion is the culprit

  • Some Antibiotics, Blood Pressure Meds a Bad Mix: Study
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Those taking calcium channel blockers showed raised risk for dangerously low blood pressure

  • Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

  • Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack
    (17-Jan-2011)
    Study finds gene that raises the danger and another, also tied to blood type, that might offer protection

  • Five Steps to a Healthier Heart
    (15-Jan-2011)
    Expert offers simple lifestyle changes to keep cardiovascular disease at bay

  • New Guidelines Released for Stroke Care
    (14-Jan-2011)
    Aim is to reduce deaths by improving lifesaving measures, patient follow-up

  • High Level of 'Good' Cholesterol Alone May Not Protect Heart
    (12-Jan-2011)
    How well HDL functions may matter more than how high the level is, research suggests

  • Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

  • Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

  • Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally
    (11-Jan-2011)
    Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

  • Statins May Be Harmful After Stroke
    (10-Jan-2011)
    But researchers suggest it depends on location of the brain bleed in the brain

  • Fish Oil May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Omega-3 fatty acid supplements seem to boost heart function, study finds

  • Roundup: 2010 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Care
    (28-Dec-2010)
    Improved therapies, research on lifestyle prevention expanded in past year

  • Race, Sex Play Part in Hypertension Risk
    (21-Dec-2010)
    Where you live also factors into the equation, study found

  • Death Rate From Heart Disease, Stroke Drops Off Over Decade
    (15-Dec-2010)
    But success is costly and much too limited, experts say

  • Study Suggests Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Heart Attack Risk
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Odds for those with the illness rises 60 percent higher than for those without it, Swedish researchers say

  • New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk
    (07-Dec-2010)
    High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes

  • Lifestyle Key to Preventing Stroke, Guidelines Say
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Number of strokes rising in U.S., but deaths drop almost one-third

  • Kids Who Eat Fruits, Veggies May Cut Heart Risk
    (29-Nov-2010)
    And threats to heart can be seen in children as young as 9, second study says

  • FDA Pulls Darvon and Companion Drug Due to Heart Risks
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Main ingredient propoxyphene can cause dangerous irregular heartbeat, agency says

  • Experimental Drug Raises Good Cholesterol Levels in Early Trial
    (17-Nov-2010)
    Results need to be confirmed in larger studies, experts note

  • Old Defibrillators Safe for Re-use
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Used, sterilized ICDs didn't cause infections, delivered lifesaving shocks when needed, study finds

  • Shorter Sleep in Men Ups Risk of Heart Disease: Study
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Even an extra hour of sleep was associated with less thickening of the neck arteries, researchers found

  • Gaining Weight Raises Risk of Heart Disease
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Study finds that for every 8.8 pound increase, the risk for narrowed heart arteries rises about 50 percent

  • Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

  • Study Hints at Stem Cells From Belly Fat as Treatment for Heart Attack
    (16-Nov-2010)
    While results are 'promising,' the research is in its early stages, expert says

  • New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

  • Warfarin Patients Often Unaware of Risks from Herbs, Supplement Use
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey shows many don't know combining certain herbs with blood thinner can lead to bleeding, stroke

  • School Programs for Cardiac Arrest Saving Lives
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Students, staff who use AEDs, CPR save up to 45 percent of victims, study finds

  • Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%

  • Device Improves Survival of Heart Failure Patients: Study
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Resynchronization therapy also reduces hospitalizations, researchers say

  • Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

  • External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals
    (15-Nov-2010)
    While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

  • New Blood Thinner a Promising Alternative to Warfarin
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Rivaroxaban did as well or better, with easier dose monitoring, in international study

  • Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

  • Few Make Lifestyle Changes that Could Keep Their Heart Healthy
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Survey found only .01 percent heeded all seven recommendations from heart association

  • Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Research found having mother, father or sibling with it increased chances 40%

  • External Defibrillators Not Much Help in Hospitals
    (15-Nov-2010)
    While effective in public places, study found differently in hospital setting

  • Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

  • Higher Statin Doses Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Stroke
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Strategy reduced risk but increased side effects, researchers found

  • No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

  • No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Extra doses of the B vitamin don't lower risk of stroke, cancer or death, large-scale analysis finds

  • Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Proton-pump inhibitor did not blunt effect of blood thinner in clinical trial

  • Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Proton-pump inhibitor did not blunt effect of blood thinner in clinical trial

  • Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Testosterone Could Boost Health of Heart Failure Patients
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Hormone seemed to help women but more study is needed, researchers say

  • Treat High Blood Pressure in Blacks Aggressively: Experts
    (04-Oct-2010)
    International medical group recommends starting lifestyle changes, drug therapy earlier than usual

  • Doctors' Health, Well-Being Affect Patient Counseling
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Those who live healthy lifestyle more likely to offer beneficial advice, study finds

  • Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

  • Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

  • C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary By Race: Study
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Finding could influence the use of statins to prevent heart disease, researchers suggest

  • New Software for Defibrillators Lowers Risk of Unnecessary Shocks
    (27-Sep-2010)
    Upgraded software can be uploaded into the ICD during routine doctor visit, researchers say

  • Air Pollution Raises Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Study
    (24-Sep-2010)
    Rate rose even when spikes in fine particle levels were below EPA safety threshold, researchers find

  • Clearing Kids for Sports Participation Sparks Conflicts
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Medical experts disagree on how extensively young athletes' hearts should be tested

  • Heart Health Rises With Education in Rich Nations
    (07-Sep-2010)
    But findings don't apply to low- or middle-income countries, study says

  • Winter Sports Tourists at Higher Risk of Heart Attack
    (05-Sep-2010)
    Too little conditioning, cold and high altitude all contribute to hazard, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Heart Arrhythmia May Have Symptoms
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they're normal size

  • Double-Dose Plavix Benefits Certain Patients, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2010)
    And higher-dose aspirin is no more effective than low dose, researchers say

  • Review Finds No Statin-Cancer Link
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Cancer death rates in 26 trials the same as those taking a placebo, researchers find

  • Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

  • Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

  • Study Suggests Statins Could Help Some With Normal Cholesterol
    (25-Aug-2010)
    These people have elevated levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein, researchers say

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations Lowest in Mountain States
    (18-Aug-2010)
    New government report ranks areas where outpatient care prevents more admissions in cardiac cases.

  • Small Amounts of Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Heart Failure
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Study found Swedish women who ate it a few times a month were protected

  • Red Meat May Boost Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (16-Aug-2010)
    Eating fish, poultry, nuts and low-fat dairy lowers the chances, study shows

  • Generics As Good As Costly Blood Pressure Meds, Study Finds
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Plus, fewer deaths seen in group taking no-brand-name diuretics after 8 to 13 years

  • Colder Weather Boosts Heart Attack Risk
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Even slight dip in temperature raises odds in following weeks, study finds

  • Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

  • Many Stroke Patients Stop Taking Meds, Study Shows
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Second report finds many heart failure patients not even prescribed recommended medications

  • Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

  • Wider Waist May Raise Death Risk Later in Life
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Study suggests it increases chances of heart trouble, cancer, respiratory disease, independent of weight

  • Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
    (30-Jul-2010)
    People should get needed mineral through their diet, researchers say

  • Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
    (30-Jul-2010)
    People should get needed mineral through their diet, researchers say

  • Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

  • Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

  • Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

  • Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

  • Some on Statins May Not Need Boost in 'Good' Cholesterol
    (22-Jul-2010)
    High-dose users with very low 'bad' cholesterol don't benefit, researchers say

  • Diabetics Urged to Confer With Their Doctor About Avandia Use
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Health risks posed by an unauthorized change of medications could be great, experts say

  • Screening Guidelines Miss Many Kids With High Cholesterol
    (12-Jul-2010)
    Researchers suggest that universal testing may be a better option

  • Cumulative Radiation Doses Seen in Cardiac Imaging
    (09-Jul-2010)
    But experts say heart tests save lives

  • Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Eastern 'exercises' may aid heart, immune system, balance, bone health and quality of life, researchers say

  • Heart Beat Could Provide Marker for Kidney Health: Study
    (08-Jul-2010)
    High resting heart rate and low variability in beat rates may hint at future renal disease, researchers say

  • Benefits of Implantable Defibrillators May Differ by Gender
    (08-Jul-2010)
    Women, less likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, received fewer lifesaving 'shocks,' study found

  • Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

  • Anxiety Disorders, Heart Disease a Bad Combination: Study
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Anxiety seems to up odds for heart attack, death in people with cardiovascular trouble

  • Tight Blood Pressure Control Doesn't Help All Diabetics: Study
    (06-Jul-2010)
    In those with coronary disease, it would be better to focus on other heart risk factors, researcher advises

  • Antibiotic May Up Risk of Dangerous Potassium Levels in Seniors
    (01-Jul-2010)
    TMP-SMX combo is used to treat urinary tract infections, researchers say

  • Fetal Genes May Be Linked to Certain Heart Disease in Adults
    (30-Jun-2010)
    Enzyme could play key role in onset of dangerous heart enlargement, study shows

  • Statins May Lower Rates of Prostate Cancer Recurrence
    (28-Jun-2010)
    But connection needs to be confirmed by future study, researcher says

  • Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease
    (28-Jun-2010)
    There's little evidence that they actually prevent the condition, researchers say

  • Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'
    (28-Jun-2010)
    New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

  • Gender-Specific Formula for Women's Peak Heart Rate 'More Accurate'
    (28-Jun-2010)
    New model better predicts risk of heart-related death, researchers say

  • Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease
    (28-Jun-2010)
    There's little evidence that they actually prevent the condition, researchers say

  • No Omega-3 Heart Benefit Seen in Women With Type 1 Diabetes
    (26-Jun-2010)
    But men with condition who consumed the most had lower incidence of heart disease, study found

  • Abuse May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Migraine Sufferers
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Mistreatment, neglect in childhood increased chances of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

  • Most Heart Patients Skimp on Exercise After Rehab
    (19-Jun-2010)
    A year later, only 37 percent were doing cardio exercises 3 times a week, study finds

  • Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

  • Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Jun-2010)
    And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

  • Moderate Coffee, Tea Drinking Lowers Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Jun-2010)
    And moderate to high tea consumption cuts risk of dying from the condition, study finds

  • Ninety Percent of Stroke Risk Due to 10 Risk Factors
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Eighty percent of stroke risk due to five lifestyle factors, international study finds

  • 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Now Tied to Lower Cancer Risk
    (14-Jun-2010)
    But finding is an association and doesn't prove cause-and-effect, researchers say

  • Warfarin Safe During Heart Device Surgery: Study
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Continuing to give the drug may even be beneficial, researchers say

  • Shortness Boosts Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Short people face 1.5 times greater chance of cardiovascular trouble, Finnish researchers say

  • Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

  • 40-Year-Old Gout Drug Shows Promise Against Angina
    (08-Jun-2010)
    Could be a less expensive treatment for the painful heart condition, study says

  • Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Boost Fracture Risk
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Study found treatment hiked hip fractures by 58 percent

  • Dual Therapy Best for Preventing Bleeding After Heart Procedures
    (01-Jun-2010)
    But combined techniques less likely to be used for those at highest risk, study finds

  • Surviving Cardiac Arrest Depends on Your Location
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Study found death rate up to three times higher in poorer neighborhoods

  • Shorter Hospital Stays May Hinder Heart Failure Patients
    (01-Jun-2010)
    Quicker discharge tied to more readmissions, at-home deaths, study finds

  • Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
    (28-May-2010)
    Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

  • Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair
    (28-May-2010)
    Amniotic membrane used by Japanese researchers to rejuvenate damaged heart muscle in rats

  • Fit People Release More Fat-Burning Molecules During Exercise
    (27-May-2010)
    And marathon runners generate far more than those who do moderate exercise, study shows

  • Progress Made Against Once-Fatal Heart Defect
    (26-May-2010)
    Implanted devices help babies survive, thrive into adulthood, study shows

  • Heart Drugs Safe for Lungs, Study Finds
    (24-May-2010)
    Fears about beta blockers making COPD worse are unfounded, experts say

  • Statin Use Tied to Eye, Kidney, Liver Troubles
    (21-May-2010)
    But heart-healthy benefits of the cholesterol drugs outweigh these risks, experts say

  • Talk With Doctor Helps Heart Attack Patients Resume Sex
    (21-May-2010)
    But study finds that many don't get counseling on when it's safe to do so

  • Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs
    (20-May-2010)
    Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

  • More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
    (20-May-2010)
    Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

  • Medical Devices Driving Up Heart Care Costs
    (20-May-2010)
    Drug-coated stents, implanted defibrillators add more than $4 billion to U.S. health bill, study shows

  • Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2010)
    Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

  • Study Challenges Notion That Moderate Drinking Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2010)
    Higher social status, better overall health could explain the link, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care
    (17-May-2010)
    But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

  • Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care
    (17-May-2010)
    But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

  • As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?
    (14-May-2010)
    New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

  • Herbal Supplements, Warfarin Can Be Hazardous Mix
    (13-May-2010)
    Garlic, ginkgo, St John's Wort could all upset bleeding/clotting balance, study found

  • Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's
    (13-May-2010)
    Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note

  • New Implanted Defibrillator May Be Simpler, Safer
    (12-May-2010)
    Device does away with wires that can cause trouble, experts say

  • Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths
    (11-May-2010)
    But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

  • Barbara Walters' Prognosis Is Excellent, Doctors Say
    (11-May-2010)
    Increasingly common surgery will replace aortic valve to improve blood flow

  • Prevention Gets Credit for Fewer Heart Deaths
    (11-May-2010)
    But increases in diabetes and obesity could reverse the trend, experts warn

  • Bran Intake Helps Those With Diabetes
    (10-May-2010)
    Study finds lower death rates among women who ate the most whole grains

  • Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease
    (07-May-2010)
    Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

  • Genes Tie Blood Fat to Heart Disease
    (07-May-2010)
    Mutation can increase risk by up to 40 percent, researchers say

  • Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants
    (05-May-2010)
    Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

  • Hospitals Falling Short on Heart Patients' Follow-Up Care
    (04-May-2010)
    Not tracking heart failure outcomes after discharge leads to readmissions, study finds

  • Health Tip: Use Warfarin Safely
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Drug that makes your blood less likely to clot

  • Calcium Scan Improves Heart Risk Prediction
    (27-Apr-2010)
    It may give doctors new tool in treating and managing heart disease, experts say

  • Calcium Scan Improves Heart Risk Prediction
    (27-Apr-2010)
    It may give doctors new tool in treating and managing heart disease, experts say

  • Antidepressants May Improve Heart Health
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Patients taking SSRIs had reduced risk of blood clots, hardened arteries, study found

  • Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

  • Magnetic Fields Concentrate Drug Delivery
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Medicine-loaded particles delivered directly to stents, researchers say

  • Many Don't Take Blood Thinner After Getting Stents
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Serious risks double by waiting even a day after discharge, study finds

  • Many Don't Take Blood Thinner After Getting Stents
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Serious risks double by waiting even a day after discharge, study finds

  • Statins Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs may even raise risk of precancerous polyps, study finds

  • Do Statins Lower Male Sex Drive?
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Italian study says yes, but earlier U.S. study had different conclusion

  • B-Vitamins Help Protect Against Stroke, Heart Disease
    (15-Apr-2010)
    People with a diet rich in folate and B-6 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Malpractice Fears Can Influence Medical Practice
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Peer pressure also plays a role, study shows

  • Malpractice Fears Can Influence Medical Practice
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Peer pressure also plays a role, study shows

  • Study Questions Use of Heart Device Implants in the Very Old
    (12-Apr-2010)
    One-fifth of procedures performed in patients aged 80 and older, researchers say

  • Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery
    (07-Apr-2010)
    No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

  • Poor More Likely to Die Following Heart Surgery
    (07-Apr-2010)
    No matter what race or gender, poor people have higher death rates than rich within first decade

  • New Insights Into Who's At Risk With Angioplasty
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Guidelines based on national data point to those heart patients needing closest monitoring

  • Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Cardiac patients walking back to health with shelter dogs

  • Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

  • New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

  • Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals
    (24-Mar-2010)
    However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

  • Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals
    (24-Mar-2010)
    However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

  • Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
    (23-Mar-2010)
    Study might offer proof at last that replacing saturated fats has heart benefits

  • Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study
    (16-Mar-2010)
    That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

  • Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study
    (16-Mar-2010)
    That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

  • Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
    (15-Mar-2010)
    In those with low levels to start, odds eased for diabetes, cardio woes, study found

  • Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-Mar-2010)
    New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

  • Marathoners Face Greater Risk of Artery Problems
    (15-Mar-2010)
    And this could lead to high blood pressure, heart attack, even death, study suggests

  • Freezing, Medicating Away a Dangerous Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-Mar-2010)
    New studies suggest promising new ways to ease atrial fibrillation

  • Plavix Less Effective in Some Patients
    (12-Mar-2010)
    FDA calls for 'black box' warning to alert those who don't metabolize drug well

  • Alternative to Statins Shows Promise
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Broader study needed to check for possible long-term effects, experts say

  • Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

  • Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

  • Bleeding Alert Sounded for Stroke Drugs
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Medication combination raises risk 10-fold, small study finds

  • Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

  • Increasing Soda Consumption Fuels Rise in Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Finding suggests new health policies could make a dent in the problem, researcher says

  • Processed Meat May Harm the Heart
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Salt and preservatives may be the culprits, researchers suggest

  • Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

  • Air Travel Could Raise Risk for Heartbeat Irregularities
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Older people with heart disease most susceptible to potential problems, small study suggests

  • Hearts of Hospice Patients Being Needlessly Shocked
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Researchers say defibrillators can be turned off on admission

  • Coffee Is Generally Heart-Friendly
    (03-Mar-2010)
    But it may be linked to a slight rise in high blood pressure, researchers say

  • Newer Blood Test Predicts Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (03-Mar-2010)
    A1C outperforms fasting glucose in predicting heart disease and stroke risk, study finds

  • Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

  • Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

  • Tests to Measure Safety of Anti-Clotting Drugs of Limited Value
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Can't predict which patients are at risk for excessive bleeding during surgery, study finds

  • Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Women's Heart Risks
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Study reports little coronary benefit, regardless of when treatment begins

  • Genetic Risk Score Doesn't Spot Heart Trouble in Women
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But family history of early cardiovascular disease a risk factor, study found

  • Women Need More Help After Heart Attack
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Quality of life in first year's aftermath impacted by lack of social support

  • Bill Clinton Back Home After Heart Procedure
    (12-Feb-2010)
    His doctor says ex-president could be back to work by Monday, four days after having stents inserted into clogged coronary artery

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Women's Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
    (10-Feb-2010)
    More than 40 percent of women don't know it is leading killer, survey finds

  • Human Pacemakers Offer Hope to Ailing Dogs
    (05-Feb-2010)
    The surgically implanted devices can add years to a hound's life

  • Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems
    (01-Feb-2010)
    They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

  • Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems
    (01-Feb-2010)
    They interfere with effects of prescription drugs for heart troubles, researcher says

  • More Proof Exercise Leads to Healthier Aging
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Good for the mind and body, series of studies finds

  • Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
    (20-Jan-2010)
    U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

  • Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
    (20-Jan-2010)
    U.S. study found just 3 fewer grams a day slashed heart disease, death rates

  • Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Reduced blood supply is probable cause, expert says

  • Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart
    (19-Jan-2010)
    The greater the consumption, the less shrinkage of chromosome component, research shows

  • Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

  • For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Cholesterol levels, while important, shouldn't be overriding concern, study says

  • Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Corn oil contains saturated fat, known to contribute to heart disease, researchers say

  • Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Experts urge more doctors to ask simple question of male patients

  • Health Agencies Express Concern Over BPA
    (15-Jan-2010)
    HHS, FDA pledge funds for more research on the common plastics chemical

  • More Evidence That Statins Cut Stroke Risk
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Benefit linked to cholesterol-lowering effect, study suggests

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Outperforms Plavix
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Trial shows Brilinta boosts patient outcomes with no added bleeding risk

  • Mail-Order May Help People Stick to Med Regimens
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Streamlined approach leads more to take drugs as prescribed, study finds

  • Faster Heart Rate May Raise Risk of Heart Attack Death
    (12-Jan-2010)
    But for women, exercise cuts that risk significantly, study finds

  • Could a Bigger Bottom Boost Health?
    (12-Jan-2010)
    Derriere fat curbs inflammatory processes linked to heart disease, experts say

  • Common Radio Frequency Tag Readers Might Trouble Pacemakers
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Found in store security tags, hotel keycards, toll booth sensors, researchers say

  • EPA Unveils Stricter Smog Standards
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Move would improve air quality and benefit people with asthma, heart and lung disease, among others, agency says

  • Procedure Boosts Outcomes in Implantable Defibrillator Patients
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Catheter-based cardiac tissue clearing cuts recurrence of a dangerous heart arrhythmia, study finds

  • Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obese' Man
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Heart risks may take years to show up, but they're there, study finds

  • Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Lab study finds that glycosides kill cancer cells

  • Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Treatments have improved, but Americans fall down on prevention, experts say

  • Implanted Defibrillator Might Extend Life
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Age should not be determining factor for use, expert says

  • Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

  • Normal Cholesterol Doesn't Guarantee Healthy Heart
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Screening for inflammatory marker may spot people in need of statins, researchers say

  • Menopause Often Means Worsening Cholesterol
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Studies also report on statin dosages and lifestyle factors that affect the heart

  • New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

  • New Blood Thinner Could Replace Warfarin to Fight Venous Clots
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Dabigatran equals older anti-clotting drug, with fewer hassles, study finds

  • Adult Stem Cells Can Repair Damaged Heart
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Small study found they spurred blood vessel growth after heart attack

  • Exercise May Lead to a Smarter, More Successful You
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Stronger cardiovascular system tied to academic achievement, study finds

  • Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

  • Smokers Double Their Risk for Heart Disease
    (24-Nov-2009)
    Study finds that quitting improves heart prospects, but cancer risk remains

  • Diet, Cognitive Ability May Play Role in Heart Disease
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Study finds fewer deaths among higher-functioning seniors who eat lots of fruits, vegetables

  • Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart
    (19-Nov-2009)
    But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking Guards the Heart
    (19-Nov-2009)
    But protective effect can wear off at higher levels in men, study finds

  • Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

  • Niacin Adds No Benefit for Statin Patients: Study
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Taking the B vitamin didn't reverse or stall carotid artery disease

  • Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Treatment of heart patients no better after performance data released to public, researchers find

  • New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

  • Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Studies found warfarin, Plavix bested by latest anti-clotting alternatives

  • New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination
    (18-Nov-2009)
    Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

  • Biotech Soybeans Good Source of Omega-3
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Oil from engineered beans might help reduce heart attacks, researchers say

  • Benefits of Eating Fish May Depend on Preparation
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Baked or boiled beats fried or dried for heart health, researchers say

  • Rapid Cooling Might Help Heart Attack Patients
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Pumping coolant into the nose right away seems to prevent brain damage, study finds

  • Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes' Hearts
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Inexpensive EKGs would reduce risk of sudden death, study finds

  • New Wiring Adds Risk When Replacing Pacemaker
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Complications most likely when new lead is needed in heart devices, researchers find

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
    (16-Nov-2009)
    But further trials are needed to prove this conclusively, researchers say

  • Sudden Cardiac Death Much More Likely to Strike Men
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Males have triple the odds than women, study finds, and black men are especially prone

  • Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia
    (16-Nov-2009)
    It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or Niaspan

  • Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks
    (16-Nov-2009)
    People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

  • Moderate-Fat Diet May Be Better at Reducing Heart Risks
    (16-Nov-2009)
    People with metabolic syndrome should steer clear of low-fat meal plans, study says

  • Why Watching TV Sports Increases Heart Attacks
    (16-Nov-2009)
    For those who've had an attack already, stressful games raise blood pressure, study finds

  • No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

  • No Gender Gap Found for Clot-Busting Drug
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Plavix helped men and women almost equally, study finds

  • Obesity Seems to Alter Heart Structure
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Result may be left atrial enlargement, study finds

  • Poorer Outcomes After 'Off-Pump' Bypass Surgery
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Keeping patients on the heart-lung machine improved survival, study found

  • Statins May Worsen Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients
    (03-Nov-2009)
    But no one's suggesting the drugs should be stopped

  • Science Finds Healing in Halloween Horrors
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vampire bats, spiders and even a monster have sparked new treatments

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths
    (29-Oct-2009)
    But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

  • Adding Drug Doesn't Help Control Blood Pressure
    (23-Oct-2009)
    No risk reduction for heart patients when ARB added to ACE inhibitor therapy, study finds

  • Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
    (18-Oct-2009)
    Despite potential heart benefits, other risks await, experts warn

  • Stem Cells Grow Heart Tissue in Lab
    (15-Oct-2009)
    New technique described as a Band-Aid for damaged muscle

  • Smoking Bans Good for Non-Smokers' Hearts: Study
    (15-Oct-2009)
    Report could get more states to pass laws to curtail secondhand smoke, experts say

  • American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

  • Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference
    (07-Oct-2009)
    But new study design might change response times, researcher says

  • Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off
    (07-Oct-2009)
    European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

  • Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference
    (07-Oct-2009)
    But new study design might change response times, researcher says

  • Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
    (05-Oct-2009)
    But researcher downplays importance of effect

  • Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (02-Oct-2009)
    'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

  • Drug Combo May Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (02-Oct-2009)
    'Inexpensive, well-proven medications' could have huge impact, expert says

  • Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

  • Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

  • Heart-Pacing Devices Hold Promise for Heart Failure
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Defibrillators, pacemakers offer benefits for patients with milder forms of the condition, study suggests

  • Clot-Busting Therapy Under Review
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Cardiologists looking at new generation of drugs as Plavix trial shows double dosage best for angioplasty

  • Irregular Heartbeat Risk Higher in Women With Type 2 Diabetes
    (28-Sep-2009)
    Reason behind gender difference isn't clear, researchers say

  • Preventing Second Stroke May Stave Off Dementia
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Not all agree, though, that biggest risk factor is the brain attack itself

  • Study Suggests a Wider Use for Statins
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Drugs could help those who only have high levels of inflammation, experts say

  • Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

  • Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

  • Diabetes Medications Don't Lower Inflammation
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Metformin, insulin have little effect on risk factor for heart disease, study finds

  • Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

  • Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

  • Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

  • Most Adult Americans at Some Risk for Heart Disease
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Surging obesity rates have reversed gains, study finds

  • Implantable Defibrillators May Not Help Women With Heart Failure
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Analysis of previous research found little benefit for female patients

  • U.S. Faces Shortage of Heart Surgeons
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Too many aging Americans, too few new doctors spell trouble, experts say

  • U.S. Faces Shortage of Heart Surgeons
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Too many aging Americans, too few new doctors spell trouble, experts say

  • Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives
    (09-Sep-2009)
    To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms

  • Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications
    (02-Sep-2009)
    Problems halved in patients getting blood-vessel repairs done, study finds

  • Statins Before Vascular Surgery Cut Deaths, Complications
    (02-Sep-2009)
    Problems halved in patients getting blood-vessel repairs done, study finds

  • Government Best Source for U.S. Hospital Data, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Magazines that rank facilities don't take all measurements into account

  • Sometimes Angioplasty Can Wait
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Artery-opening procedure can be done up to 21 hours later with milder heart attacks, study shows

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Brilinta prevents heart attacks and improves survival, researchers say

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Beats Plavix
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Brilinta prevents heart attacks and improves survival, researchers say

  • Newer, Better Tests for Heart Attacks
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Troponin assays speed diagnosis, studies show

  • Testosterone Therapy May Help Men With Heart Failure
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Injections of male hormone boosted cardiac performance in Italian study

  • Americans Are Urged to Cut Sugar Intake
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average person now consumes

  • Medication Review May Help With Heart Failure
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Hospitalizations decline when doctors, pharmacists collaborate, study finds

  • Avandia Raises Heart Failure Risk More Than Actos
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Diabetes drug shouldn't be used when there's a safer alternative, study says

  • Stenting a Good Option for Left Main Heart Artery
    (19-Aug-2009)
    As effective as standard of bypass surgery, Polish study finds

  • Worries May Worsen Peripheral Arterial Disease
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Distressed 'type D' personality associated with mortality risk, study suggests

  • Device May Offer Alternative to Warfarin for Arrhythmia
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Implantation in people at risk for stroke could reduce medication use, study suggests

  • How Weight Loss Helps the Heart
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

  • How Weight Loss Helps the Heart
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Study found it reversed structural abnormalities seen among the obese

  • Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

  • Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

  • Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Doubled rate of heart attack, tripled rate of death seen in study

  • Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Paradox found in guidelines study

  • Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Review of studies involving 40,000 people points up benefits

  • Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Paradox found in guidelines study

  • Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

  • Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

  • Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble
    (29-Jul-2009)
    Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease

  • Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Fast dissemination of data may become main stimulus for change, experts say

  • More Dairy, Calcium in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Study beginning in 1930s suggests link, but experts unsure

  • Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

  • Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

  • Injection May Heal Damaged Heart
    (23-Jul-2009)
    In mouse study, injured tissue and coronary function are restored

  • FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says

  • Lower IQ Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Deaths
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Public health messages should be simplified, study finds

  • Walking, Biking to Work Pays Off
    (14-Jul-2009)
    Active commuters are slimmer and fitter, study finds

  • On Memory, Older Americans Outsmart the English
    (03-Jul-2009)
    Education, income and health care may explain results, study says

  • Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified
    (01-Jul-2009)
    Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ

  • Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment
    (30-Jun-2009)
    CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

  • Newer Blood Tests May Not Improve Heart Risk Assessment
    (30-Jun-2009)
    CRP, other disease-linked factors don't perform better than standard criteria, study finds

  • U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say

  • Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

  • Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

  • Depression, Anxiety Bad for the Heart
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Two new studies show effects on angina and mortality

  • Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    (28-Jun-2009)
    It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim

  • Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

  • Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

  • Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment

  • Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today
    (21-Jun-2009)
    Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

  • Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today
    (21-Jun-2009)
    Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Might Curb Depression in Heart Patients
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Study found low levels in bloodstream correlated with increased risk

  • New Anticoagulant Pill Works Well in Trial
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Lower doses safe and effective after heart attack and stroke

  • Calling All Heart Patients
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

  • Newest Coated Stent Does Well in Real-World Trial
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Safe and effective in an 'all-comer population,' researchers say

  • Calling All Heart Patients
    (17-Jun-2009)
    Phone, Internet interventions can improve prognosis for cardiac disease, researchers say

  • Heart Association Warns of Surgery Risks in Obese
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Complications may include wound infections, heart problems, new advisory says

  • Reduced-Radiation Heart Scans Don't Compromise on Quality
    (09-Jun-2009)
    New techniques bring equivalent results without the potential dangers, study shows

  • Another Blood Fat Fuels Heart Attack Risk
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Danish study fingers high levels of lipoprotein(a)

  • Know Your Odds for Heart Failure
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

  • Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Study finds medicines typically do as well as surgery, especially in less severe cases

  • Know Your Odds for Heart Failure
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Lifestyle plays key role, study confirms, and a new 'calculator' helps gauge risk

  • Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Specialists should consider risks vs. benefits, researcher says

  • Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
    (29-May-2009)
    Research finds it improves blood flow and may help ward off high blood pressure

  • Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link
    (26-May-2009)
    Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

  • Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries
    (19-May-2009)
    Injections into heart restore blood flow in small study

  • Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
    (19-May-2009)
    Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

  • Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease
    (18-May-2009)
    Still, it's best to lose that excess weight, review says

  • Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed
    (15-May-2009)
    Study suggests higher levels found in bloodstream could improve heart attack treatments

  • Chewable Aspirin More Readily Absorbed
    (15-May-2009)
    Study suggests higher levels found in bloodstream could improve heart attack treatments

  • Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
    (14-May-2009)
    Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

  • Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival
    (14-May-2009)
    Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds

  • Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk
    (14-May-2009)
    But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

  • Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation
    (14-May-2009)
    Burning faulty tissue better than meds for irregular heartbeat, study suggests

  • Risk Factor for Stroke More Common Among Whites
    (14-May-2009)
    Despite risk factors, blacks less likely to suffer atrial fibrillation

  • Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
    (14-May-2009)
    Publicly accessible devices prevent heart-attack deaths, study finds

  • 'Stun Gun' Deaths Rarely Caused by Ventricular Fibrillation
    (14-May-2009)
    Other heart irregularities more likely to blame, study says

  • Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk
    (14-May-2009)
    But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note

  • Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
    (12-May-2009)
    Too much or too little of the hormone, though, can be damaging, study finds

  • Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
    (11-May-2009)
    Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs

  • CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
    (06-May-2009)
    Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions

  • Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open
    (06-May-2009)
    But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show

  • Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky
    (05-May-2009)
    Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

  • Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky
    (05-May-2009)
    Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

  • Black Youths With High BP May Face Elevated Heart Risks
    (03-May-2009)
    They also had raised cholesterol, so study suggests better screening for hypertension

  • Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

  • Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Noninvasive method detects dangerous levels of artery-blocking proteins

  • Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet

  • Many Who Should Use Statins Don't
    (25-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

  • Many Who Should Use Statins Don't
    (25-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds lack of access to medical care a big factor in trend

  • Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

  • Work Strife Stresses the Heart
    (24-Apr-2009)
    The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

  • Limited English May Be Life-Threatening
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

  • Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

  • Reduce Suffering, Urge Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Survey finds that psychological needs are going unmet

  • Work Strife Stresses the Heart
    (24-Apr-2009)
    The link seems certain but solutions less so, experts say

  • Limited English May Be Life-Threatening
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Study finds lower survival among less-fluent heart attack victims

  • Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment
    (24-Apr-2009)
    Experts urge establishment of more regional networks

  • Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

  • Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit from consuming just one serving a week

  • Doctor's Training Affects Defibrillator Implant Results
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Study finds fewer complications with electrophysiologists

  • Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
    (20-Apr-2009)
    But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

  • Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
    (20-Apr-2009)
    But glucose-based beverages may not have same impact, study finds

  • 'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Since they leave few signs, imaging reveals patients at much greater risk for death

  • NIH May Ease Some, But Not All, Stem Cell Restrictions
    (17-Apr-2009)
    Agency says cells should come from fertility clinic embryos that otherwise would be discarded

  • Soothing Songs Please the Heart
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Particularly when patients pick the tunes, study suggests

  • Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (14-Apr-2009)
    And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

  • Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics
    (14-Apr-2009)
    Imaging test doesn't single out those at high risk of trouble, study found

  • Former Inmates at Increased Risk for High Blood Pressure
    (14-Apr-2009)
    And they're more likely to lack treatment for it years after freedom, study finds

  • Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

  • Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

  • Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Vegetables, nuts, and 'Mediterranean' fare most beneficial, researchers find

  • Heart Disease and Depression Up Heart Failure Risk
    (13-Apr-2009)
    Use of antidepressants makes little difference, study finds

  • Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
    (10-Apr-2009)
    Even walking half an hour a day can boost longevity, study finds

  • Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Waist size important in women, not men, researchers report

  • Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure
    (07-Apr-2009)
    Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says

  • Human Heart Can Make New Cells
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Discovery could lead to ways of regrowing damaged cardiac tissue, experts say

  • Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

  • Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found worse cholesterol, blood vessel health than with South Beach, Ornish regimens

  • Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

  • Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

  • Patient's Own Stem Cells Might Treat Heart Attack
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Infusing cells into damaged area helped restore blood flow, researchers say

  • Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Clot-busting combo can boost outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation, study finds

  • Effort Could Lead to Blood Tests for Heart Problems
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Framingham researchers and private sector biotech scientists will collaborate

  • Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

  • Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

  • New Surgery for Heart Failure Proves Ineffective
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Isolating damaged heart tissue does not produce better outcomes, study finds

  • Hormone Reduces Mortality in Heart Patients With High BP
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Relaxin cuts shortness of breath and trimmed hospital stays, phase 2 study concludes

  • Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Study found death rates rose after a defeat, and dropped after a victory

  • No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Risk appears the same for bare metal or drug-eluting devices, study found

  • Statins May Help Before Artery-Opening Surgery
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Italian studies report fewer heart attacks after procedures

  • Omega-3s of No Added Benefit to Heart Attack Patients
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Standard therapy wipes out any protection the supplement might provide, study finds

  • Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Early study finds improved ability to exercise within 6 months

  • New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks

  • Using Too Much Salt Is Common in U.S., CDC Says
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Report finds that average sodium intake far exceeds recommendations, raising health risks

  • Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

  • New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks

  • Faulty Household Wiring Can Trigger a Heart Defibrillator
    (25-Mar-2009)
    Several cases of inappropriate shocks from appliances have been reported

  • Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

  • Study IDs Gene Variants Tied to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding could prevent fatal arrhythmias by limiting meds in those with risk factor

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
    (23-Mar-2009)
    And those fats, called triglycerides, may contribute to heart risk, study says

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • Genetics Should Decide Warfarin Dose, Study Reiterates
    (20-Mar-2009)
    What works for some people might be dangerous for others

  • Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins
    (19-Mar-2009)
    New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

  • Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men

  • Study Finds Millions More May Benefit From Statins
    (19-Mar-2009)
    New prescribing criteria could prevent thousands of heart attacks

  • Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

  • Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Atherosclerosis
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Pactimibe also was associated with more risk of major heart problems, study finds

  • Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

  • Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

  • Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

  • Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

  • Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
    (16-Mar-2009)
    But inactivity makes benefit vanish quickly, researchers say

  • Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

  • Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Elderly need to make tough choice on whether it's worthwhile, expert says

  • Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Experts cite smoke, eating habits and sleep patterns as potential causes

  • Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors

  • Investigational Drug May Help Avert Blood Clots
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Researchers say it works even when common blood thinners also are taken

  • Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women
    (13-Mar-2009)
    And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows

  • Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Most important, expert says, is to aggressively try to reduce risk factors

  • Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Blood pressure and cholesterol should be controlled more aggressively, study suggests

  • Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

  • Some Elderly Heart Failure Patients Get Little Help From Meds, Study Finds
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Experts say new drugs and guidelines are needed to treat diastolic dysfunction

  • Slight Cut in Salt Intake Would Mean Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Just 1 less gram a day could produce dramatic results, study says

  • Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk
    (11-Mar-2009)
    It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

  • New Test Seems to Spot Deadly Heart Condition
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Promises to make diagnosis simpler for disease than can strike younger adults

  • Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk
    (11-Mar-2009)
    It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

  • Neck Fat a Measure of Heart Risk
    (11-Mar-2009)
    It signals danger independently of stomach fat, researchers report

  • Antidepressant Use Tied to Cardiac Death in Women
    (10-Mar-2009)
    But the drugs may indicate more severe depression, rather than direct cause-and-effect, researchers say

  • Antidepressant Use Tied to Cardiac Death in Women
    (10-Mar-2009)
    But the drugs may indicate more severe depression, rather than direct cause-and-effect, researchers say

  • Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Scientists applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Obama to End Stem Cell Ban Monday
    (08-Mar-2009)
    Researchers applaud his action, which is expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

  • Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Many patients not getting services they need to prevent another attack, researchers say

  • U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Doctors urge all levels of society to encourage good eating habits, cut coronary risks

  • Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

  • Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (27-Feb-2009)
    Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

  • Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Untreated, one throat strain can lead to damaging fever, physicians warn

  • Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

  • Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

  • Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

  • Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds
    (25-Feb-2009)
    Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

  • Genetics May Help Fine-Tune Warfarin Dosage
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Formula that includes DNA data proves faster, more accurate in early tests

  • Is Bypass Truly Better than Stenting?
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Read the fine print, experts say in disputing new study's finding

  • Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

  • Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
    (16-Feb-2009)
    Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

  • Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense
    (15-Feb-2009)
    Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

  • Being Heart Smart Just Makes Sense
    (15-Feb-2009)
    Knowing the early warning signs of an attack can greatly increase survival, group says

  • Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

  • Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

  • Skin Cells Turned Into Working Heart Muscle
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Research could lead to new treatments for organ's diseases that have genetic cause

  • Study Brings Value of Echocardiography Into Focus
    (12-Feb-2009)
    The imaging technique leads to better diagnosis, treatment for heart patients

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

  • New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality
    (11-Feb-2009)
    Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

  • Mediterranean Diet Aids the Aging Brain: Study
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Eating plan seems to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, dementia

  • Scientists Heartened at Prospect of End to Stem Cell Ban
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Move by Obama expected to kick-start efforts to unlock therapeutic potential

  • Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works
    (09-Feb-2009)
    International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

  • Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works
    (09-Feb-2009)
    International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

  • Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy
    (07-Feb-2009)
    Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

  • Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Study finds wide variation in exposure, depending on several factors

  • Experts Urge Limits on Use of Cardiac CT Scans
    (02-Feb-2009)
    Radiation-linked cancer risks are small, but need to be considered, AHA panel says

  • Inflammation May Play Role in Sleep Duration
    (02-Feb-2009)
    Stress, mood affect cytokine regulators underlying resting habits, study says

  • Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

  • Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease
    (30-Jan-2009)
    Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

  • Top 10 Heart-Stroke Advances for 2008
    (30-Jan-2009)
    AHA says research looked at smoking bans, acute care, diabetes control and childhood obesity

  • Some Heart Failure Meds May Raise Fracture Risk in Women
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Long-term use of loop diuretics tied to drop in bone density but short-term use safe, researchers say

  • Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes
    (27-Jan-2009)
    Study finds just watching symptoms leads to similar survival rates in older patients

  • 60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

  • 60 Million Worldwide Carry Heart Disease Mutation
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Muscle protein variant, most common in India, leaves carriers with little warning of dangers

  • Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Care varies for men and women, and by male and female doctors, study finds

  • Gender May Influence Heart Failure Treatment
    (22-Jan-2009)
    Care varies for men and women, and by male and female doctors, study finds

  • Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx
    (20-Jan-2009)
    The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

  • MRI Scans Reveal Post-Heart Attack Bleeding
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Images could offer doctors a better assessment of patient's condition, chances of recovery

  • Study Weighs Cost, Benefit of Gene Tests Before Warfarin Rx
    (20-Jan-2009)
    The screens resulted in better patient outcomes but at high price, researchers say

  • Abnormal Heart Function Reduces Exercise Capacity
    (20-Jan-2009)
    Older patients were more affected, study found

  • Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions
    (19-Jan-2009)
    Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

  • Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

  • Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

  • Sleep Apnea Seems to Wear Down the Brain
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Repeated blood flow changes may be at the root of higher stroke risk, study says

  • Newer Antipsychotics Pose Cardiac Risk: Study
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Patients advised to avoid the drugs in some cases

  • Diet, Exercise Cuts Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

  • Women With Heart Attack Symptoms See Delays in Care
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Differences in initial symptoms could explain discrepancy, study suggests

  • Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

  • Sodium, Potassium Intake Tied to Heart Disease
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Study finds 24% greater risk per unit increase in salt-to-mineral ratio

  • Studies Challenge Framingham Risk Score
    (09-Jan-2009)
    The long-standing assessment for heart risk may not be accurate in some cases

  • Doctors Urged to Screen Diabetics for Sleep Apnea
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Treatment may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Guidelines Unveiled for Treating Clogged Heart Arteries
    (08-Jan-2009)
    A key deciding factor should be that benefits outweigh risks, experts say

  • FDA Backs Cholesterol Drug Vytorin
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Review says it lowered bad cholesterol more effectively than Zocor

  • Heart Drug May Be a Cancer Fighter
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Digoxin, used to treat heart failure, slowed cell growth, study says

  • Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People
    (06-Jan-2009)
    Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says

  • Viagra May Shield Heart From Blood Pressure Damage
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Sildenafil appears to delay dangerous heart muscle expansion in mice

  • When the Heart Stops Beating
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Survivors tell their stories of sudden cardiac arrest

  • Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
    (24-Dec-2008)
    Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

  • Gene Ups Risk for Those on Blood-Thinner Plavix
    (23-Dec-2008)
    Younger patients with the mutation faced higher odds of heart attack, death, studies found

  • Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run
    (18-Dec-2008)
    But slightly higher mortality rates showed up after 3 years, study finds

  • Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients
    (17-Dec-2008)
    In study, those with pulmonary clots saw benefit

  • Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

  • Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

  • Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

  • Cost of Hospital Cardiac Care on the Rise
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Overall expenditure is up despite a slowing in the number of cases, report notes

  • Fast Heart Rate Warns of Obesity, Diabetes
    (11-Dec-2008)
    And those conditions take toll on the heart, study says

  • Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Finding challenges idea that the heart rhythm disorder is an electrical problem

  • Lung Disease Tied to Increased Risk for Cardiac Events
    (05-Dec-2008)
    IPF patients 3 times more likely to suffer heart problems, study says

  • Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Review found most were as effective, despite editorials urging opposite

  • Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women
    (02-Dec-2008)
    But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

  • Vitamin D Vital for the Heart
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Lack of the sunlight-derived nutrient tied to increased cardiovascular events

  • Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking
    (30-Nov-2008)
    Exposure to air pollution is linked to hardening of the arteries

  • Religion May Help Extend Your Life
    (26-Nov-2008)
    Regular attendance is key, researchers say, but they don't know why

  • Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks
    (25-Nov-2008)
    But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

  • Depression's Behavior Changes Linked to Heart Risks
    (25-Nov-2008)
    But lifestyle modifications, especially exercise, can cut the odds, study says

  • Ultrasound Can Help Break Up DVTs
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Adding it to clot-busting drug eased the blockages, study found

  • Avandia's Heart Risk Higher Than Others in Its Class
    (24-Nov-2008)
    A similar diabetes drug, Actos, doesn't seem to carry same dangers, study finds

  • Gasping Is Good When It Comes to Cardiac Arrest
    (24-Nov-2008)
    Those who do have better survival odds, but swift action is needed

  • Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring Predicts Risks
    (24-Nov-2008)
    'Ambulatory' measures are better than readings in doctor's office, study says

  • High Blood Pressure Stalks Many Americans
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Seven in 10 don't do enough to protect themselves from stroke, heart attack

  • Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks
    (20-Nov-2008)
    More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to danger, study finds

  • Vitamin D Deficit Could Lead to Heart Woes
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Winter's lack of sun means adults at risk should be monitored, experts say

  • EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Adds little to other diagnostic measures, British researchers report

  • EKG Not Strong Predictor of Heart Risk
    (14-Nov-2008)
    Adds little to other diagnostic measures, British researchers report

  • Angioplasty Not Always Worth the Price
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Cost analysis finds procedure often doesn't bring enough benefit to offset expense

  • Heart Failure Accounts for 37% of Medicare Spending
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Patients with the condition see doctors far more frequently, study finds

  • Gender Matches Benefit Heart Transplants
    (12-Nov-2008)
    Best results achieved with male-to-male surgeries, study finds

  • Death Rates Higher for Minority Children Awaiting Heart Transplant
    (12-Nov-2008)
    14% for whites, 19% for blacks, 21% for Hispanics and 27% for others, study says

  • Beta Blocker Use Questioned in Non-Heart Surgery
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Increased risk of stroke a major issue in analysis of 33 research projects

  • Obese Kids Have Old Arteries
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

  • Long-Term Help Regimen Cut Heart Attack Recurrence
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Italian study shows that gains with shorter intervention programs aren't sustained

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study finds it leads to improved blood flow

  • Gains Against Heart Failure Reported
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Exercise, medications prove worth against the condition, doctors say

  • Obese Kids Have Old Arteries
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

  • Long-Term Help Regimen Cut Heart Attack Recurrence
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Italian study shows that gains with shorter intervention programs aren't sustained

  • Study Upholds Stopping Plavix Use Before Surgery
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Taken less than 5 days before operation leads to more bleeding, longer hospital stay, study finds

  • Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either

  • Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations Up Sharply
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Epidemic linked to hypertension, obesity, diabetes, study shows

  • Statin Might Help More People Fight Heart Disease Than Thought
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Crestor worked well in those with normal LDL but slightly elevated CRP levels, study finds

  • Aspirin Doesn't Guard Diabetics Against Heart Disease
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Second study found vitamins E, C did little to protect healthy men, either

  • Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers
    (10-Nov-2008)
    British researchers suggest harnessing that energy could lead to cardiac devices that last longer, do more

  • Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

  • Heartbeat Might One Day Power Pacemakers
    (10-Nov-2008)
    British researchers suggest harnessing that energy could lead to cardiac devices that last longer, do more

  • Speed Not Always of the Essence With Heart Cases in ER
    (10-Nov-2008)
    Study found some low-risk patients can wait for tests

  • Written Instructions Cut Bleeding Risk for Blood Thinner Use
    (08-Nov-2008)
    Study found additional guidance led to fewer side effects

  • 'Scaffold' Could One Day Repair Damaged Hearts
    (07-Nov-2008)
    It's the first to match structural, mechanical properties of heart tissue, scientists say

  • Pediatric Heart Surgeons May Be Best Choice for Adults
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Study finds these doctors have better results, including survival rates

  • ER Physicians Press for New Cardiac Arrest Strategies
    (07-Nov-2008)
    More bystander CPR, faster patient-to-doctor time would boost survival rates, survey finds

  • Banned Obesity Drug Tied to Heart Risks Long After Use
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Study shows appetite suppressant fenfluramine may damage cardiac valves years later

  • Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

  • Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

  • Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

  • Sudden Death Risk Highest 30 Days After Heart Attack
    (04-Nov-2008)
    But mortality rate has declined over past 3 decades, study shows

  • Semi-Annual Time Changes May Affect the Heart
    (01-Nov-2008)
    Swedish researchers say heart attack rates change when clocks are adjusted

  • Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

  • Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

  • Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (31-Oct-2008)
    Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group

  • Major Illnesses in U.S. Seniors Cost $196 Billion Annually
    (30-Oct-2008)
    These include lung diseases, heart disease, pneumonia and gastrointestinal woes

  • Statins Lower Blood Marker for Prostate Cancer
    (30-Oct-2008)
    But it's not clear if the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect against the disease

  • Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease
    (29-Oct-2008)
    CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

  • Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Once-daily dose of the ED drug delayed disease progression, researchers found

  • Statins Reduced Death Risk From Pneumonia
    (28-Oct-2008)
    One-third lower mortality for hospitalized patients, study found

  • Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

  • Osteoporosis Meds Linked to Heart Problem
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Bisphosphonates may up rate of serious atrial fibrillation, review finds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Greater risk of heart attack, and more complications later, studies find

  • Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Study finds tart powder reduced inflammation, cholesterol and belly fat

  • Even Mild Sleep Apnea Hikes Heart Risk
    (24-Oct-2008)
    It can lead to stiffening of arteries, study says

  • Speedy Care After Heart Attack Key to Survival
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Heart association says cooling body, checking arteries lowers risk of further injury

  • Health Insurance Rules Affect Medical Outcomes
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Better results came when clot-busting drug was easily available, Canadian study shows

  • Health Insurance Rules Affect Medical Outcomes
    (22-Oct-2008)
    Better results came when clot-busting drug was easily available, Canadian study shows

  • Questions Continue About Using Beta Blockers Before Surgery
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Study finds increased risk of death, heart attacks

  • Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%
    (20-Oct-2008)
    But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

  • Western Diet Boosts Global Heart Attack Risk 30%
    (20-Oct-2008)
    But study also finds 'Oriental' pattern little benefit either way because of salty sauces

  • Heart Failure Raises Risk of Fractures
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Researchers say finding calls for better osteoporosis screening, treatment in these patients

  • Aspirin Doesn't Prevent First Heart Attack, Stroke
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Study contradicts current recommendations; expert suggests change

  • Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

  • Warfarin Underused in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Study says blood thinner not prescribed often enough, but notes it's hard to manage

  • A One-Man History of Cardiac Advances
    (14-Oct-2008)
    New Jersey man, 84, has benefited from 40 years of heart breakthroughs

  • Heart Docs Often Fail to Order Tests Before Angioplasty
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Cardiac stress tests show whether a patient even needs the procedure, experts say

  • Little-Known Fat Can Be a Heartbreaker
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Elevated lipoprotein (a) levels boost cardiovascular disease risk for some

  • Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin
    (09-Oct-2008)
    But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

  • Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin
    (09-Oct-2008)
    But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

  • Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients
    (09-Oct-2008)
    They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

  • Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin
    (09-Oct-2008)
    But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

  • Beta Blockers May Cut Mortality in COPD Patients After Surgery
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Preoperative use was well-tolerated without adverse respiratory effects, study finds

  • Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients
    (01-Oct-2008)
    They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

  • Group Urges Depression Screening for Heart Patients
    (01-Oct-2008)
    They face twice the risk of second cardiac event 1 to 2 years later

  • Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding
    (29-Sep-2008)
    That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

  • Physical Exam as Good as High Tech in Assessing Heart Failure
    (26-Sep-2008)
    Estimates of fluid in body compared favorably to results of invasive procedure, study finds

  • Statins Can Hinder Muscle Repair
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Small number of patients taking them will experience damage, experts say

  • Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

  • Surgery Unneeded in Most Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Cases
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Study says drug therapy better option for 95% of patients, since stroke risk is low

  • Angioplasty Not Cost-Effective for Chronic Coronary Disease
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Study finds it could add $10,000 to treatment 'without significant gain' in quality of life

  • Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

  • Stroke Prevalence Higher, Deadlier Among American Indians
    (23-Sep-2008)
    More smoking, hypertension, diabetes may explain statistics, study says

  • Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger

  • Low Thyroid Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Researchers pinpoint what level signals danger

  • Women's Peripheral Artery Disease Tied to Secondhand Smoke
    (22-Sep-2008)
    They face 69% increased risk for heart disease, 56% risk of ischemic stroke, study finds

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

  • Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

  • Survival Rate Little Changed With Aortic Valve Disorder
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Young adults with the common congenital heart defect don't have worse outcomes, study says

  • Thumbs Down on Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure
    (15-Sep-2008)
    No more effective than other drugs, increased stroke risk, study finds

  • Thumbs Down on Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure
    (15-Sep-2008)
    No more effective than other drugs, increased stroke risk, study finds

  • Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk
    (15-Sep-2008)
    But condition doesn't hasten hardening of arteries, researchers say

  • Thumbs Down on Beta Blockers for High Blood Pressure
    (15-Sep-2008)
    No more effective than other drugs, increased stroke risk, study finds

  • Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble
    (13-Sep-2008)
    And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

  • Too Few People Know Symptoms of Heart Trouble
    (13-Sep-2008)
    And that lack of knowledge could cost you your life

  • An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Researchers study interaction of mouth bacteria and blood cells

  • Heavier People Have Heart Attacks Earlier
    (09-Sep-2008)
    12 years sooner for the most obese, new research finds

  • Air Pollution Harms Patients After Heart Attack
    (09-Sep-2008)
    Particles can cripple heart's electrical functioning, researchers say

  • 2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing
    (06-Sep-2008)
    Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

  • For Even Healthy Men, Alcohol Seems to Lower Heart Attack Risk
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Moderate drinking appears to be beneficial, but doctors are cautious

  • Artery Plaque Rupture Can Occur Without Symptoms
    (05-Sep-2008)
    But this makes build-up more vulnerable to future bursts, researchers find

  • Defibrillators Don't Diminish Quality of Life
    (03-Sep-2008)
    But the shocks they produce can signal danger, researchers say

  • New Type of Stent Appears Safe, Effective
    (02-Sep-2008)
    Artery-opening device emits drug from a biodegradable polymer

  • Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
    (01-Sep-2008)
    Study found a small but significant reduction in deaths; parallel study on cholesterol-lowering statin found no beneficial effect.

  • Angioplasty Scoring System Predicts Risk of Death
    (27-Aug-2008)
    Clinicians use 7 simple variables to gauge in-hospital mortality after coronary intervention

  • Ultrasound Used to Predict Heart Attack Risk
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Provides noninvasive way to identify plaques, improve effectiveness of therapy

  • Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist
    (19-Aug-2008)
    Though procedure is used less often, it reduces bleeding problems, study finds

  • Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

  • Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

  • Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery
    (15-Aug-2008)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows

  • Heart Drug Used in Ambulance Boosts Survival
    (14-Aug-2008)
    High dose of tirofiban plus standard therapy had lower overall mortality, study finds

  • Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

  • Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

  • Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Beijing Olympics focuses attention on health problems outside the lungs, researchers say

  • Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Benefit disappears within three years, study finds

  • U.S. Hospitals Underutilize Proven Heart Failure Therapy
    (11-Aug-2008)
    They don't use CRT pacing devices as they should or follow published guidelines, study finds

  • U.S. Hospitals Underutilize Proven Heart Failure Therapy
    (11-Aug-2008)
    They don't use CRT pacing devices as they should or follow published guidelines, study finds

  • Studies Refine Obesity's Risk for Heart Troubles
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Not all overweight in metabolic danger, but waist size a factor even in the normal-weight

  • Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

  • Too Much Salt Boosts Blood Pressure
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Study rules out the effect of one genetic variation

  • Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Abnormal beating a marker for those most likely to die suddenly, study says

  • Fat Cell Protein Boosts Heart Attack Risk in Elderly
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Higher adiponectin levels may indicate underlying disease, study finds

  • Turbulence Predicts Death Risk for Heart Failure Patients
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Abnormal beating a marker for those most likely to die suddenly, study says

  • Fat Deposits Boost Heart Attack Risk
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Globules around organ more dangerous than thick waist or high body mass, study suggests

  • Light Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Walking a few blocks or gardening protects against the abnormal heartbeat, study finds

  • Excessive Drinking Boosts Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
    (04-Aug-2008)
    More than 2 a day for men, 1 for women, increases odds of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Researchers Push Aggressive Cholesterol Control in Kids
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Rather than drugs, they urge early lifestyle, dietary changes

  • Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment
    (03-Aug-2008)
    Using audio, imaging, telemedicine proves superior tool for decisions in remote areas

  • Taking Depression to Heart
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Physical symptoms of the mood disorder are linked to thickening arteries

  • Gene Test Could Catch Deadly Heart Problem
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Tear in the aorta is unpredictable and often fatal, researchers say

  • Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

  • Public Smoking Bans Work Across the Board
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Study finds hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome down for smokers, nonsmokers

  • Secondhand Smoke Raises Stroke Risk for Spouses
    (29-Jul-2008)
    But researchers note risk dissipates quickly once smoking spouse quits

  • Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Long-term omega-3 consumption appears to combat some traditional risk factors, study finds

  • Exercise Testing for Cancer Fails to Follow Guidelines
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Study urges national, international standards to ensure safety, reliable results

  • Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
    (29-Jul-2008)
    Long-term omega-3 consumption appears to combat some traditional risk factors, study finds

  • Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Skyrocketing
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Tripled in past 26 years, government report shows

  • Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Skyrocketing
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Tripled in past 26 years, government report shows

  • Experts Urge Research on Sleep Apnea-Heart Disease Link
    (28-Jul-2008)
    With obesity rising, troubled nighttime breathing will become even bigger problem, AHA warns

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Extends Survival After Cardiac Arrest
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Working with pigs, doctors almost double revival time after hearts stopped beating

  • Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found
    (23-Jul-2008)
    British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high doses

  • Genetic Cause of Statin-Related Muscle Pain Found
    (23-Jul-2008)
    British researchers identify variant that increases risk of myopathy at high doses

  • Coronary Disease Dulls Cognitive Skills
    (23-Jul-2008)
    Large study found the longer person had heart trouble, the worse their performance

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Night Heart Attacks
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Breathing problem often goes undetected, researcher notes

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Night Heart Attacks
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Breathing problem often goes undetected, researcher notes

  • Kidney Patients Less Likely to Get Heart Attack Meds
    (21-Jul-2008)
    Health service delivery may be a factor is lowered use of beta blockers and statins

  • Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Could offer a future alternative to bypass surgery, researchers say

  • Many Women Struggle With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (16-Jul-2008)
    But medications and lifestyle changes can head off threats like heart attack and stroke

  • Warfarin Safer Than Heparin for Some Strokes
    (14-Jul-2008)
    When clot forms in heart and travels to the brain, heparin more risky, study finds

  • Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition
    (14-Jul-2008)
    CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

  • Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Even patients without diabetes face 4-fold increase in death, major complications

  • For Young Adults, Borderline High Blood Pressure a Threat
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study says it leads to damaged heart arteries later in life

  • Coronary Heart Disease Not a Cheery Condition
    (14-Jul-2008)
    CDC survey found heart patients report lower quality of life, poorer outlook

  • Optimism About Heart Risk Pays Off
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Study finds lower death rate for men with upbeat outlook, but same did not hold true for women

  • Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

  • Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

  • Beta Blockers Help Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Continuing treatment reduces death risk, rehospitalization rates, study finds

  • ELS Plus CPR Boosts Blood Flow After Cardiac Arrest
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Catheter procedure keeps heart tissue alive, benefits other organs, study finds

  • Assisted Breathing Eases Lung Symptoms for Heart Patients
    (09-Jul-2008)
    But it doesn't improve death rates, study finds

  • Kids' Obesity May Lead to Epidemic of Adult Diabetes
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Impact has yet to be felt, since type 2 course may take 10 years to show, study says

  • Healthier Lifestyles Would Lengthen American Lives
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Major study suggests slimming down, quitting smoking would boost average life span by 1.3 years

  • Pediatricians Recommend Cholesterol Drugs for Some Kids
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Children as young as 2 should be tested for high cholesterol, group says

  • Get Healthy: Your Middle-Aged Heart Will Thank You
    (05-Jul-2008)
    It's never too late to start eating better, losing weight and exercising, studies find

  • FDA Panel Calls for More Testing of Diabetes Drugs
    (03-Jul-2008)
    Wants long-term studies to assure medications don't raise cardiovascular risks

  • Screening Athletes Could Cut Sudden Cardiac Death Risk
    (03-Jul-2008)
    But ECG use controversial because of cost, number of false positives, study says

  • Two-Drug Treatment Didn't Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates
    (02-Jul-2008)
    But the case isn't closed, American cardiologists say

  • Smoke-Free Policies Prove Effective
    (01-Jul-2008)
    They not only cut secondhand exposure but also helped current users cut back, study finds

  • New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

  • New Molecular Trigger Described for Hypertension, Diabetes
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Out-of-control enzymes do damage in both conditions, study finds

  • Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

  • Fatty Liver Disease Ups Heart Risks for Obese Kids
    (30-Jun-2008)
    As many as 6 million U.S. youngsters have the condition, researchers warn

  • Mom's Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Rats fed junk food had higher cholesterol, blood fats into adulthood, British study finds

  • Education, Income Affect Heart Attack Survival Rates
    (25-Jun-2008)
    More schooling, more money linked to improved outcomes, study concludes

  • Drug-Coated Stents Reduce Repeat Artery Procedures
    (25-Jun-2008)
    But sicker patients may be getting bare metal devices, study suggests

  • Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise for Marfan Syndrome
    (25-Jun-2008)
    Losartan slowed aortic enlargement, most life-threatening defect of condition

  • New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

  • Arterial Calcium Scans Can Predict Death Risk
    (23-Jun-2008)
    But the test's cost may still be prohibitive, experts say

  • Healthy Diet Lowers Death Risk for Women
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Study found eating fruits, veggies, whole grains most protective against heart disease

  • Low Vitamin D Could Raise Death Risk
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Study is among the first to show such an effect from a nutrient, experts say

  • Low Blood Sodium Predicts Mortality in PAH Patients
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Routine measurement could be a vital indicator for treating narrowing of lung arteries

  • Drug Effective Against Heart-Lung Disorder
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Bosentan slowed decline linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension, study found

  • Cardiologists Spot Best Treatment for a Deadly Duo
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Controlling heart rate is key when heart failure, irregular heartbeat combine, study finds

  • Tracking Top Number in Blood Pressure May Be Enough
    (17-Jun-2008)
    For those over 50, high systolic pressure is by far the greater threat, experts say

  • Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer
    (16-Jun-2008)
    For women, especially, the brew could boost heart health, study finds

  • Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
    (13-Jun-2008)
    It significantly lowers cholesterol, researchers say

  • Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk
    (13-Jun-2008)
    European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

  • Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Heart Risk
    (13-Jun-2008)
    European program shows improvement in diet and other factors

  • ECG Reading May Predict Death, Rehospitalization Risk
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Measurement is inexpensive, simple to perform, yields instant result, study says

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

  • Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

  • Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Findings suggest current dietary requirements need to be increased

  • Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

  • Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Study finds improvement for both genders over 25-year period

  • Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting
    (08-Jun-2008)
    Finding could speed new tissue-engineered stem cell bypass procedures, study says

  • Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

  • Low-Salt Diet May Not Be Best for Heart
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Study finding contradicts conventional wisdom

  • Heart Failure Patients Overestimate Their Life Expectancy
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Statistical survey indicates doctors need to be more clear in explaining realities

  • Black Athletes' Hearts May Differ From Those of Whites
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Abnormal electrical patterns more common in black football players, but they aren't necessarily dangerous, experts say

  • Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

  • Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

  • Genetic Disorder Drug Helps Reverse Heart Muscle Enlargement
    (30-May-2008)
    Mice given BH4 had lower production of toxic free radicals from hypertension, study finds

  • New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks
    (27-May-2008)
    Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

  • Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack
    (27-May-2008)
    More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

  • New Calcium Measure Better Predictor of Heart Risks
    (27-May-2008)
    Method gauges distribution of mineral in arteries rather than amount

  • Many With Heart Disease Don't Know Signs of Heart Attack
    (27-May-2008)
    More than half don't see themselves at any increased risk, researchers find

  • Carbon Monoxide May Help Bypass Surgery Patients
    (23-May-2008)
    Low doses of gas found in car exhaust provides anti-inflammatory effects in lungs

  • 'Net, Video Tools Successful in Lung Disease Management
    (22-May-2008)
    Canada's TELEHEALTH program improved conditions for patients in rural and remote areas

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    (22-May-2008)
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Cholesterol Test Spots When HRT Raises Heart Risks
    (22-May-2008)
    Ratio of 'good' to 'bad' cholesterol determined chances of trouble in postmenopausal women, study shows

  • Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks
    (21-May-2008)
    One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

  • Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results
    (21-May-2008)
    One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Heart Risks in Children
    (21-May-2008)
    The condition produces inflammation, potential cardiovascular problems, study says

  • Combo Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Boosts Survival in Diabetics
    (21-May-2008)
    Type 1 patients did better than those having kidney replacement alone

  • Day of Admission Dictates Length of Stay for Heart Failure
    (21-May-2008)
    Patients admitted to a hospital on Thursdays or Fridays have longer stays, study found

  • Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks
    (21-May-2008)
    One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

  • Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
    (21-May-2008)
    But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

  • Two Drugs for Heart Failure Show Mixed Results
    (21-May-2008)
    One drug should be used more often and the other not at all, researchers report

  • Mixed Results for Anti-Clotting Drugs in Heart Attacks
    (21-May-2008)
    One therapy works, while another doesn't, studies find

  • Metabolic Syndrome Foretells Diabetes in Elderly
    (21-May-2008)
    But increased cardiovascular risk less certain, researchers find

  • Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble
    (19-May-2008)
    Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

  • Sleep Disorders Put Stroke, Blood Pressure Patients at Risk
    (19-May-2008)
    Treating obstructive apnea could cut chances of early death, studies find

  • Minneapolis Tops List of Heart-Friendly Cities for Women
    (19-May-2008)
    Nashville, St. Louis, and Detroit bring up the rear, survey says

  • Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble
    (19-May-2008)
    Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

  • Erectile Dysfunction a Strong Harbinger of Heart Trouble
    (19-May-2008)
    Studies found having ED increased risk in diabetic men

  • Air Travel Taxes Hearts of People With Sleep Apnea
    (18-May-2008)
    They experience higher heart rates and more demand for oxygen, study found

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Heart Trouble
    (16-May-2008)
    Problems surface at younger age than in people who didn't have cancer as children, study finds

  • Statins May Help Older Women Control Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-May-2008)
    The cholesterol-lowering drugs showed some benefits in preliminary trial

  • Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls
    (15-May-2008)
    Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find

  • New Guidelines Issued for Implanted Heart Devices
    (15-May-2008)
    Prevention is as important as intervention, specialists say

  • Heart Device Recipients Often Not Aware of Recalls
    (15-May-2008)
    Some not clear on risks of problems, two surveys find

  • Aspirin at Bedtime Lowers Blood Pressure
    (14-May-2008)
    No benefit seen for prehypertensive people in morning use, researchers report

  • Excess Drinking Boosts Cardiovascular Disease Risk
    (14-May-2008)
    Especially for women, heavy consumption tied to arterial stiffening, enlarged hearts

  • Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths
    (14-May-2008)
    Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

  • Heart Disease Starts Early in Life
    (14-May-2008)
    And childhood obesity is a key culprit, study says

  • Biomarkers Predict Heart Deaths
    (14-May-2008)
    Studies find they might add to traditional risk factors

  • Women Who Quit Smoking Lower Heart Risks Quickly
    (13-May-2008)
    Study saw significant declines in several death risks within 5 years of stopping

  • Marijuana Use May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (13-May-2008)
    Study finds higher levels of protein that increases levels of damaging blood fats in users

  • Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

  • High Blood Pressure Still Slipping Past Doctors
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds little more than half of patients were checked, only 39% met treatment goals

  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
    (12-May-2008)
    Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

  • Viagra May Protect Hearts of Some Muscular Dystrophy Patients
    (12-May-2008)
    In study with mice, drug prevented heart failure in those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

  • Drugs Alone Don't Lower Heart Disease Risks for Overweight Americans
    (12-May-2008)
    Study finds signs of trouble show up even when statins, blood pressure meds are used

  • High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Associated With Eye Disease
    (12-May-2008)
    Risk for retinal vein blockage more than doubles when these conditions go untreated

  • Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death
    (08-May-2008)
    Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

  • Study Offers Clues to Link Between Arrhythmia, Sudden Death
    (08-May-2008)
    Uncovering molecular underpinnings could lead to new, genetically targeted therapies

  • Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks
    (06-May-2008)
    Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

  • Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart
    (06-May-2008)
    Long-term study, involving women, deals another blow to homocysteine theory

  • Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks
    (06-May-2008)
    Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says

  • Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke
    (05-May-2008)
    Cilostazol also resulted in fewer brain bleeds than aspirin, study finds

  • Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack
    (02-May-2008)
    Small study found they attributed symptoms to stress, indigestion and fatigue

  • Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack
    (02-May-2008)
    Small study found they attributed symptoms to stress, indigestion and fatigue

  • Home Monitoring Program Improves Outcomes for Heart Patients
    (01-May-2008)
    Remote screening cut hospital readmissions, provided timely intervention

  • Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients
    (01-May-2008)
    Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

  • Incubators Affect Newborns' Heart Rates
    (01-May-2008)
    Electromagnetic fields seem to cause drop in heart rate variability, researchers report

  • Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells
    (30-Apr-2008)
    New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

  • Secondhand Smoke Blocks Artery Repair
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Toxins' effect on heart health may be worse than thought, study suggests

  • Exercise Cuts Women's Risk of Heart Disease
    (29-Apr-2008)
    But without losing pounds, activity alone unlikely to reverse dangers for overweight

  • Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • Infection, Cardiac Woes Send Heart Failure Patients to the Hospital
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Pneumonia, arrhythmias, poor blood flow blamed for almost 2 of every 3 admissions

  • Diluted Seawater Boosts Nutritional Content of Tomatoes
    (25-Apr-2008)
    A 12% solution increased levels of antioxidants, researchers say

  • New Heart Disease Markers Discovered
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

  • New Heart Disease Markers Discovered
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Genes associated with elevated CRP levels play role in metabolic syndrome, studies say

  • Sleep Apnea Screening Cuts Surgical Complications
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Canadian team develops simple test to identify those at risk

  • Cutting Phosphate May Protect Kidney Patients From Heart Trouble
    (23-Apr-2008)
    High levels are major source of cardiovascular death risk in those with chronic disease

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells
    (23-Apr-2008)
    When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

  • Quality Care, Not Number of Procedures, Determines Bypass Results
    (22-Apr-2008)
    As the number of heart surgeries has declined, so has death rate, study finds

  • Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Has same effect as beta blocker drugs in 40% of blacks, study finds

  • Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty
    (21-Apr-2008)
    But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred

  • New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Called a 'box lesion,' it helps isolate electrical impulses causing irregular heartbeat

  • Gene Variant Protects Black Heart Failure Patients
    (21-Apr-2008)
    Has same effect as beta blocker drugs in 40% of blacks, study finds

  • Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

  • Metabolic Syndrome Triggered by Overeating, Not Obesity
    (18-Apr-2008)
    Mouse study concludes weight gain is an early symptom, not a direct cause

  • Skin Test Spots Heart Risks in Healthy People
    (17-Apr-2008)
    No blood sample required with noninvasive cholesterol test, study shows

  • Cardiac Patients Admitted During Week More Likely to Survive
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Those going to hospital on weekend faced 13.4% lower chance of recovery, study finds

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages
    (16-Apr-2008)
    But doctors are divided on whether supplements are a good option

  • Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study found women with risk factors who took it early in menopause did not have diminished vessel function

  • Timing of HRT May Influence Heart Risks
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Study found women with risk factors who took it early in menopause did not have diminished vessel function

  • Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Avoiding food during religious holidays such as Ramadan increased risk almost 3-fold

  • Diabetic Eye Problem Linked to Heart Failure
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Retinopathy more than doubled the risk of heart problems, study found

  • Hormone Replacement May Cut Risk for Age-Linked Eye Disease
    (14-Apr-2008)
    Estrogen may prevent advanced macular degeneration, study finds

  • Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests

  • Atherosclerosis May Also Harm Vital Organs
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Toxic byproduct of plaque formation wreaks havoc on heart, lungs and liver, study suggests

  • Egg Consumption Poses Risks for Diabetic Men: Study
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Study of doctors shows 7 eggs a week raise risk of dying

  • Birth Size, Early Weight Gain Tied to Boost in Heart Risks
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Finnish study says early start to healthy lifestyles can pay big dividends later

  • Postmenopausal Women's Sexual Dissatisfaction Not Linked to Heart Troubles
    (10-Apr-2008)
    Study did see modest tie between displeasure, peripheral artery disease

  • Gene Mutations for Rare Heart Disease Also Found in Kids
    (09-Apr-2008)
    Test for adults with muscle-thickening disorder may also identify children at risk

  • Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
    (08-Apr-2008)
    But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

  • Kidney Dysfunction Puts Women at Risk of Sudden Death
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Cardiac threat more than 3 times higher for those with advanced disease, study contends

  • Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit
    (08-Apr-2008)
    But jury still out on whether it makes difference in high-risk groups, study finds

  • New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

  • New Guidelines Tackle Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Multi-drug regimens, dose timing, adherence to therapy all matter, heart association says

  • Psoriasis Poses Danger for More Serious Complications
    (03-Apr-2008)
    At-risk patients need care to avoid heart disease, cancer, task force report says

  • Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass
    (01-Apr-2008)
    MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

  • Avandia May Slow Atherosclerosis After Bypass Surgery
    (01-Apr-2008)
    But this new study of diabetes drug doesn't prove it's safe, critics say

  • Drug Failed to Reduce Heart Attack Risk After Bypass
    (01-Apr-2008)
    MC-1 had no benefit for postoperative stroke, atrial fibrillation or kidney function

  • Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight
    (01-Apr-2008)
    Many have high percentages of body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes

  • Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

  • Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

  • Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

  • Angioplasty Proves Reasonable Alternative to Bypass Surgery
    (31-Mar-2008)
    But patients who received stents required more procedures to reopen arteries, study found

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for High Blood Pressure
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Pairing ACE inhibitor with calcium channel blocker beat pairing it with diuretic; Celebrex study finds dose related to heart risk

  • Diabetics Face Doubled Risk of Heart Attack
    (31-Mar-2008)
    Danger level same as non-diabetics who already have had a heart attack, study says

  • Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty
    (30-Mar-2008)
    Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones

  • Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack
    (30-Mar-2008)
    Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability

  • Combining Internet With Office Visits Cut Heart Attack Risks
    (30-Mar-2008)
    Enhanced doctor-patient communication showed big drops in blood pressure, disease scores

  • Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players
    (30-Mar-2008)
    Screening should begin in high school, researchers say

  • Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty
    (30-Mar-2008)
    Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones

  • New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows

  • Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

  • Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

  • New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows

  • Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

  • Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Treatment of anxiety can reduce threat from disease, study says

  • Anniversary of Parent's Passing Can Trigger Death
    (29-Mar-2008)
    Sudden death occurred in 13 percent of fatal coronaries in study

  • Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack
    (28-Mar-2008)
    Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

  • Toxic Sewer Gas Induces Suspended Metabolism in Mice
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Heart rate dropped 50% while maintaining blood pressure

  • Heart Failure Raises Risks After Non-Cardiac Surgeries
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Post-op odds of dying increased for patients with the common condition, study found

  • Pacemakers Change Biology of the Heart
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Study with dogs shows devices much more than a mechanical fix for ailing patients

  • Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

  • Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most
    (21-Mar-2008)
    Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

  • Happy Marriage, Happy Heart
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Study finds contented mates enjoy lower blood pressure

  • Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

  • Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

  • Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke
    (19-Mar-2008)
    Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

  • The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

  • Genetic Medicine Making Inroads Against Disease
    (18-Mar-2008)
    Advances against PTSD, bone loss and heart woes cited in new research

  • Some Imperfect Hearts OK for Transplant
    (17-Mar-2008)
    Ventricular thickening didn't affect outcomes, could expand donor pool, experts say

  • Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients
    (17-Mar-2008)
    It's important that doctors ask about drug use upfront, experts say

  • White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

  • White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

  • Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks
    (14-Mar-2008)
    The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

  • Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

  • Blood-Thinner Contaminant Traced to Chinese Plant
    (14-Mar-2008)
    As a result, FDA to require testing of all imported heparin

  • White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

  • Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks
    (14-Mar-2008)
    The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

  • Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

  • Caring for Heart Patients Can Strain Hearts
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Caregivers were stressed, ate poorly, study found

  • Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

  • Heparin Problems Reported in Germany
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Adverse reactions similar to those in U.S., but product source is different, FDA says

  • Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Study finds long-lasting increased risk of death, but no clear explanation why

  • Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Wine is better than liquor, study says; a healthy lifestyle is even better, doctor adds

  • Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
    (05-Mar-2008)
    Using it could save money and lives, expert says

  • FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products
    (05-Mar-2008)
    But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

  • Genetic Test Predicts Response to Warfarin
    (05-Mar-2008)
    Using it could save money and lives, expert says

  • FDA Finds Contaminant in Baxter's Recalled Heparin Products
    (05-Mar-2008)
    But officials can't say if it's responsible for adverse events, deaths reported

  • Genetic Factors for Smoking Boost Chronic Bronchitis Risk
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Swedish study says it's first to quantify heritability of the disease

  • Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

  • Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

  • Overweight Hispanic Kids Show Early Markers for Diabetes
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Blood vessel damage sets stage for insulin resistance, heart disease, study finds

  • Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

  • Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease
    (26-Feb-2008)
    Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

  • National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients
    (26-Feb-2008)
    American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

  • National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients
    (26-Feb-2008)
    American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

  • National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients
    (26-Feb-2008)
    American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

  • Many Patients Fail to Take Drugs After Heart Attack
    (25-Feb-2008)
    One in five prescriptions were never filled after hospital discharge, study found

  • Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows
    (25-Feb-2008)
    But author of one of studies in the review challenges the finding

  • More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure
    (25-Feb-2008)
    Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

  • Heart Disease Deaths Over-Reported in New York City
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study says doctors overestimated in-hospital mortality by 51%

  • Stroke More Prevalent in U.S. Than in Europe
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Poor Americans fare worse; risks, health-care system cited as factors

  • Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Amid flurry of studies, certain advice emerging for heart patients

  • Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.
    (21-Feb-2008)
    But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

  • Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

  • Cats Help Shield Owners From Heart Attack
    (21-Feb-2008)
    Study finds 30% risk reduction when felines are in the home

  • Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.
    (21-Feb-2008)
    But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

  • Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.
    (21-Feb-2008)
    But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

  • More Evidence of Danger From Heart Surgery Drug
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Anti-bleeding agent Trasylol tied to increased death, complications, studies find

  • Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Study finds enhanced alertness, mood in those who listened just a few hours a day

  • Cognitive Impairment Declining in Older Adults
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Education, wealth play big part in downward trend, study suggests

  • Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

  • Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Study suggests staffing, systemic issues behind difference in mortality rates

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Ease Irregular Heartbeat
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Statins effective against atrial fibrillation, analysis shows

  • Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives
    (18-Feb-2008)
    More patients would take recommended medications, study says

  • One Drink May Help Heart, But Two Is Too Many
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Extra glass negates immediate benefits to circulation, Canadian study says

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Ease Irregular Heartbeat
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Statins effective against atrial fibrillation, analysis shows

  • Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives
    (18-Feb-2008)
    More patients would take recommended medications, study says

  • One Drink May Help Heart, But Two Is Too Many
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Extra glass negates immediate benefits to circulation, Canadian study says

  • Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

  • Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack
    (14-Feb-2008)
    Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

  • Kidney Cancer Drug Linked to Higher Rate of Heart Problems
    (13-Feb-2008)
    But Sutent's benefits may still outweigh its risks for many patients, experts say

  • Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure
    (12-Feb-2008)
    It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

  • Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

  • Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure
    (12-Feb-2008)
    It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

  • High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women
    (11-Feb-2008)
    State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

  • Heart Attack Seldom Leads to Healthier Diet
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Most patients were still eating poorly one year later, study found

  • Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

  • Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks
    (07-Feb-2008)
    British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

  • Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks
    (07-Feb-2008)
    British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

  • Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

  • Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

  • Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

  • Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

  • Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

  • First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

  • First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

  • First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous
    (05-Feb-2008)
    Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

  • Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

  • Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

  • Stars Don Red to Raise Awareness of Women's Heart Risk
    (02-Feb-2008)
    Dress show is kickoff to campaign on nation's top killer

  • Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals
    (30-Jan-2008)
    Johns Hopkins researchers question government decision to lower requirements for designation

  • Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding
    (30-Jan-2008)
    German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

  • Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding
    (30-Jan-2008)
    German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

  • Anti-Clotting Drug Helps Infants With Heart Ills
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Study shows use for small doses of Plavix in children under 2

  • Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery
    (29-Jan-2008)
    But experts question results of small Polish study

  • Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated

  • Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery
    (29-Jan-2008)
    But experts question results of small Polish study

  • Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

  • Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

  • Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

  • Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages
    (23-Jan-2008)
    Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

  • U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke
    (22-Jan-2008)
    But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

  • 'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

  • Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most
    (19-Jan-2008)
    Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

  • Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most
    (19-Jan-2008)
    Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

  • Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients
    (18-Jan-2008)
    They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

  • Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

  • Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients
    (18-Jan-2008)
    They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

  • Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients
    (18-Jan-2008)
    But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

  • Latest Study Says Statins Don't Slow Alzheimer's
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Final answer may depend on outcomes of ongoing clinical trials, expert says

  • Statin Therapy Helps Diabetic Patients
    (11-Jan-2008)
    British study finds cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of major vascular events

  • Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart
    (09-Jan-2008)
    The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

  • Test Finds Rare Heart Defect in Some Young Athletes
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding may fuel debate about screening for cardiovascular problems

  • Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart
    (09-Jan-2008)
    The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

  • Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

  • Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk
    (08-Jan-2008)
    Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

  • Defibrillation Comes Late in 30 Percent of Hospital Cases
    (03-Jan-2008)
    Heart treatment doesn't always begin in recommended 2 minutes, study shows

  • Lower Body Temps Increase Blood Loss During Surgery
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Analysis of 40 years' data shows somewhat risky transfusions often necessary

  • Heart Procedure Reduces Need for Defibrillator Shocks
    (26-Dec-2007)
    While study results are promising, they don't address benefits of drug therapy

  • U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling
    (18-Dec-2007)
    But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

  • Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

  • U.S. Heart Disease Death Rates Falling
    (18-Dec-2007)
    But cardiovascular disease remains America's No. 1 killer, AHA says

  • Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

  • FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin
    (14-Dec-2007)
    They cite concerns that consumers wouldn't use the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor safely

  • New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

  • FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin
    (14-Dec-2007)
    They cite concerns that consumers wouldn't use the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor safely

  • New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

  • Statins Can Boost Brain Hemorrhage Risk After Stroke
    (12-Dec-2007)
    For most patients, small risk is outweighed by the benefits, experts say

  • High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

  • Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

  • Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

  • Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

  • Coronary Artery Calcium May Raise Women's Heart Risk
    (10-Dec-2007)
    New study challenges traditional assessment of risk

  • Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors
    (06-Dec-2007)
    Studies in mice suggest they might prevent cardiac arrest

  • Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

  • Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

  • Overweight Kids Often Become Obese, Unhealthy Adults
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Experts warn of surge in cardiovascular troubles by 2035

  • Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

  • 2-in-1 Test Signals Risk After Heart Attack
    (04-Dec-2007)
    It measures nervous system and heart's electrical system

  • Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs
    (29-Nov-2007)
    In study, users were informed of their odds for cardiovascular disease

  • Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Glucose, insulin and potassium mix spells trouble in first three days, study shows

  • Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Glucose, insulin and potassium mix spells trouble in first three days, study shows

  • Infusion Therapy Raises Death Risk for Some Heart Patients
    (27-Nov-2007)
    Glucose, insulin and potassium mix spells trouble in first three days, study shows

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Heart Disease Threat
    (09-Nov-2007)
    But checking typical risk factors can help head off problems, research says

  • Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Corrective cardiac surgery is not to blame, study suggests

  • Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation
    (07-Nov-2007)
    2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

  • Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation
    (07-Nov-2007)
    2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

  • Regular Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure
    (07-Nov-2007)
    It stimulates tissue repair better than drugs, study finds

  • Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems
    (07-Nov-2007)
    But far more research is needed to benefit heart attack patients, studies show

  • Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Tezosentan didn't change outcomes for patients with sudden, life-threatening attacks, trial shows

  • Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk
    (06-Nov-2007)
    The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

  • Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Tezosentan didn't change outcomes for patients with sudden, life-threatening attacks, trial shows

  • Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

  • Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart
    (06-Nov-2007)
    But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

  • Cardiac Device Won't Help Some Heart Failure Patients
    (06-Nov-2007)
    They performed no better with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

  • Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

  • CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

  • Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group

  • Blood-Incompatible Heart Transplants Safe for Infants
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Study data shows mortality could be reduced 20% for those awaiting new organ

  • Breast-Feeding Confers Long-Term Heart Benefits
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Lower body mass, high levels of good cholesterol combat cardiovascular disease, study says

  • Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

  • New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries
    (05-Nov-2007)
    They could eliminate need for invasive procedures for some patients, study says

  • Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life
    (05-Nov-2007)
    Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

  • Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Doctors need to do more to erase racial disparities, study suggests

  • Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

  • New Heart Pump Helps Women Awaiting Transplants
    (04-Nov-2007)
    It's smaller than the first-generation device, researchers report

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

  • Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

  • New Measures Improve Heart Care
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

  • New Measures Improve Heart Care
    (04-Nov-2007)
    Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

  • Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

  • Just Anticipating a Nap May Be Good for the Heart
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Expectation produced small drops in blood pressure, but more study needed, researchers say

  • Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

  • Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk
    (02-Nov-2007)
    Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

  • Test Spots Who Should Get Implanted Defibrillator
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Not every patient needs the expensive but lifesaving devices, experts note

  • Siblings Often Share Heart Risks
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Brothers, especially, may be most affected, study finds

  • Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives
    (29-Oct-2007)
    American Academy of Pediatrics says heart problems in kids have been underestimated

  • Study Supports Controversial Heart Failure Drug
    (29-Oct-2007)
    But small, short-term trial is unlikely to quiet Natrecor's critics

  • Obesity Can Hurt Kids' Hearts
    (24-Oct-2007)
    Early signs of cardiovascular disease are there, researchers say

  • Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says

  • Overweight Now a Global Problem
    (22-Oct-2007)
    About a quarter of the world's adults are obese, study finds

  • Whole Grains Do a Heart Good
    (22-Oct-2007)
    Cereal cuts cardiovascular risk, as do fruits, veggies, research shows

  • Garlic May Ward Off Heart Woes
    (16-Oct-2007)
    It spurs a chemical linked to healthy blood vessels, study finds

  • Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Survival rates virtually the same, but some people may prefer one option over the other

  • Defib Wire Warning Shouldn't Worry Most Users: Experts
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Overall risk is low, but patients should consult with their doctors

  • Chest Compressions Key to Revised CPR Guidelines
    (14-Oct-2007)
    Keeping blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs is critical for survival, experts say

  • Chronic Illness Often a Taboo Subject: Survey
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Just a third of U.S. adults feel comfortable discussing it

  • Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart
    (09-Oct-2007)
    High anxiety, low control double recurrent heart attack risk, study finds

  • Family Infighting Hurts the Heart
    (08-Oct-2007)
    Spats with spouse, kids, others boosts cardiovascular dangers, study finds

  • Erectile Dysfunction: A Harbinger of Heart Trouble
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Studies link this common problem with vascular disease

  • Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too
    (05-Oct-2007)
    They help ward off osteoarthritis, study suggests

  • Study Rates Heart Health of Popular Diet Plans
    (05-Oct-2007)
    Ornish beat Atkins, but any weight loss is good for the heart, researchers say

  • Randy Jackson Takes Aim at Diabetes
    (04-Oct-2007)
    American Idol judge is part of a campaign to stress the disease's link to heart disease

  • Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Relatives of those affected face higher odds of heart disease, study finds

  • Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents
    (03-Oct-2007)
    Better outcomes for high-risk patients

  • Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (02-Oct-2007)
    Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

  • Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs
    (02-Oct-2007)
    Americans outspend Europeans when it comes to chronic disease care, study finds

  • Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators
    (02-Oct-2007)
    And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find

  • Coronary Disease Might Toughen Up Heart
    (01-Oct-2007)
    Mice with the ailment suffered less cardiac damage after injury, study finds

  • Take Care of Heart Before Any Surgery: Experts
    (29-Sep-2007)
    New guidelines include advice to not stop statin drug use

  • Diabetes Drugs Boost Heart Failure But Not Death
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Experts split on what this means for those taking Avandia, Actos

  • Take Care of Heart Before Any Surgery: Experts
    (29-Sep-2007)
    New guidelines include advice to not stop statin drug use

  • Diabetes Drugs Boost Heart Failure But Not Death
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Experts split on what this means for those taking Avandia, Actos

  • Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart
    (27-Sep-2007)
    'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

  • High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

  • Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Rehab
    (26-Sep-2007)
    But too many go without this valuable form of care, experts say

  • High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

  • High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

  • High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

  • No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

  • Take Care of Your Heart Before and After Problems
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Healthy blood pressure and weight can help avoid heart failure; rehab can aid recovery

  • 'Cosby' Star Tackles a Silent Heart Threat
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Family deaths get Phylicia Rashad talking about peripheral artery disease

  • Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

  • Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

  • Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina
    (14-Sep-2007)
    Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

  • Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death

  • Advance Reported in Heart Valves for Children
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Researchers replicate tissue on 'cellular scaffolding'

  • Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart
    (12-Sep-2007)
    It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

  • Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

  • Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

  • Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Risks: Study
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Another study finds a similar drug, Actos, may be a better choice, researchers say

  • Weight Gain May Spell Trouble for Heart Failure Patients
    (11-Sep-2007)
    It typically precedes their hospitalization, study finds

  • Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

  • Beta Blocker Doesn't Help Children With Heart Failure
    (11-Sep-2007)
    Trial shows no improvement with carvedilol

  • Experts Sort Out Good Fats From Bad
    (10-Sep-2007)
    New guide helps consumers make healthier food choices

  • Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

  • Depression May Be World's Most Disabling Disease
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Global study finds it takes bigger toll than other chronic conditions

  • Cutting Salt Won't Affect Foods' Safety
    (06-Sep-2007)
    High-sodium processed foods are major contributor to heart trouble, researchers note

  • Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Novel treatment promotes blood vessel growth in heart muscle, researchers say

  • Fat Builds Up in Hearts Before Diabetes Onset
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Technique giving researchers static image of beating heart could be new screening tool

  • Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women
    (04-Sep-2007)
    Novel treatment promotes blood vessel growth in heart muscle, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Drug Combo Helps Diabetic Hearts
    (02-Sep-2007)
    Large, long-term global study shows diuretic plus ACE inhibitor reduced risk of dying from heart disease

  • Case Management Cost-Effective Way to Cut Heart Risks
    (29-Aug-2007)
    California study shows such visits with patients reduced risk by 10% and also cut costs

  • New Heart Pump Shows Promise in Trial
    (29-Aug-2007)
    Smaller, simpler device can be used in more patients, expert says

  • Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Danish study found seventh graders trained an average of 2.5 friends, family members

  • Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Problems with cell survival, functioning may have been solved in rat experiments

  • Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
    (27-Aug-2007)
    Whether defibrillators should be available an open question, researcher says

  • Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

  • Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

  • Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults' Hearts
    (17-Aug-2007)
    It affected 4 indicators of cardiovascular trouble, study found

  • Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
    (17-Aug-2007)
    The technique reduces levels of protein linked to poor surgery results, study says

  • Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
    (16-Aug-2007)
    They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Avandia to Carry Stronger Heart Failure Warning
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Four other diabetes drugs in same class will also get a 'black box' on label, FDA announces

  • Fewer Minority Men Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Education efforts may be working for blacks, Hispanics, U.S. study finds

  • Antioxidants No Magic Bullet for Heart Disease in Women
    (13-Aug-2007)
    No substitute for conventional medicines or a healthy lifestyle, study finds

  • New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure
    (20-Jul-2007)
    But cost, safety issues could keep Diovan, Tekturna from most patients, experts say

  • One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D
    (19-Jul-2007)
    Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

  • High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Cardiac Risk
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Findings could lead to changes in cholesterol testing

  • Traffic Pollution Could Raise Heart Risks
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Living near a freeway associated with artery damage, study finds

  • No Danger Found in Blood Thinner-Statin Combination
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Study detects no increase in heart attack, stroke, death

  • Patch Helps Heart Grow New Cells
    (16-Jul-2007)
    Rat study suggests a way of repairing lost cardiac tissue

  • Cirrhosis Can Impact Heart Surgery Success
    (12-Jul-2007)
    Two-thirds of those with severe disease died after cardiac surgery, study found

  • Blood Test Warns of Dangerous 'Deep Belly' Fat
    (12-Jul-2007)
    This type of fat around organs boosts health risks, researchers say

  • Death Rate High in Drug-Coated Stent Trial
    (10-Jul-2007)
    Small study of bypass patients found no such risk from bare-metal stents

  • Timing of Breast Cancer Drug Affects Cardiac Risk: Study
    (05-Jul-2007)
    Giving Herceptin alongside -- not after -- standard chemo may be best approach

  • Men Put Their Health on the Back Burner
    (03-Jul-2007)
    Survey finds more than a quarter wait 'as long as possible' before seeking help

  • A Bite of Chocolate a Day May Keep Blood Pressure at Bay
    (03-Jul-2007)
    Limited amounts of dark chocolate lower blood pressure, German researchers report

  • Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages
    (02-Jul-2007)
    Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

  • Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages
    (02-Jul-2007)
    Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

  • Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages
    (02-Jul-2007)
    Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

  • Opening of Kidney Arteries Brings Dangers
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Microscopic 'debris' is left behind with these angioplasties, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking May Boost Your Health
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Women topped men, but both more likely than abstainers to report above-average fitness

  • Moderate Drinking May Boost Your Health
    (29-Jun-2007)
    Women topped men, but both more likely than abstainers to report above-average fitness

  • School Nurses Key to Preventing Heart Disease
    (28-Jun-2007)
    They can help set kids on path to cardiovascular health, heart experts say

  • It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

  • It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

  • Obesity Cuts Risk of Dying After Heart Attack
    (20-Jun-2007)
    But being overweight boosts odds for an attack in the first place, experts warn

  • Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke
    (20-Jun-2007)
    Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

  • Pre-Diabetic Changes Double Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Jun-2007)
    These early blood sugar trends can be lethal, study finds

  • Echocardiography Helps Identify Heart Disease
    (15-Jun-2007)
    Test is more accurate than others when used in patients at risk, experts say

  • Heart and Kidneys Share Tight Medical Bond
    (14-Jun-2007)
    When one system fails, so can the other, new research shows

  • Heart Disease a Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
    (11-Jun-2007)
    Patients treated for vascular trouble had better cognition, study found

  • New Drug Fails to Improve Odds for Heart Failure Patients
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Survival rates not better when compared with older medication, researchers say

  • New Drug Fails to Improve Odds for Heart Failure Patients
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Survival rates not better when compared with older medication, researchers say

  • Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles
    (06-Jun-2007)
    But rising obesity and diabetes rates could offset those gains, study finds

  • s Kids
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

  • Study Links Inflammation to Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2007)
    British researchers focused on autoantibody rheumatic factor

  • High-Tech Imaging Might Advance Heart Disease Diagnosis
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Two technologies assess cardiac function and arterial health at once, developers say

  • Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Biodegradable scaffold worked well in rats induced to have heart attacks

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Lower Blood Pressure
    (04-Jun-2007)
    The nutrients are found in certain fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils

  • Physical Activity Lowers Heart Disease Risk
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Middle-aged women who moved around more had less fat around vital organs, study finds

  • Physical Activity Lowers Heart Disease Risk
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Middle-aged women who moved around more had less fat around vital organs, study finds

  • Getting Swifter Treatment for Deadliest Heart Attacks
    (31-May-2007)
    American Heart Association to launch national program called 'Mission Lifeline'

  • Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels
    (29-May-2007)
    Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

  • High-Tech Images Can Reveal Stent Status
    (29-May-2007)
    The technology to see if it is open or blocked could one day spare some patients invasive tests, study suggests

  • Certain Painkillers May Negate Heart Benefits of HRT
    (23-May-2007)
    Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers are focus of new study

  • Keeping Weight Off in Youth Pays Off in Old Age
    (22-May-2007)
    Elderly fared better if they'd been trim at 25, 50 years of age, study found

  • Diabetes Drug Avandia Boosts Heart Attack, Death Risk: Study
    (21-May-2007)
    FDA expresses caution; manufacturer defends the safety of oral medication for type 2 disease

  • Many With High Blood Pressure Shun Heart-Healthy Diet
    (20-May-2007)
    More people might comply if nutritious foods were cheaper, one expert says

  • Online Education Program Helps Heart Patients
    (18-May-2007)
    AHA site boosts awareness of treatment options, survey finds

  • Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Boosts Heart Health
    (15-May-2007)
    Study finds a little exercise provides cardiovascular benefits, and more is even better

  • Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health
    (14-May-2007)
    Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

  • Anxiety Ups Death Risk in Heart Failure Patients
    (14-May-2007)
    Stressed-out had double the odds for poor outcomes, study found

  • Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests
    (11-May-2007)
    Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

  • Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs
    (11-May-2007)
    Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

  • Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests
    (11-May-2007)
    Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

  • Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk
    (11-May-2007)
    Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

  • Many High-Risk Patients Going Without Anti-Clotting Drugs
    (11-May-2007)
    Study also finds regional differences across U.S.

  • Implanted Defibrillators Are Getting Better
    (11-May-2007)
    Failure rates are falling, but one expert also sees flaws in a new study

  • Is 1 Pill Better Than 2 for Heart-Disease Protection?
    (11-May-2007)
    Single pill could be cheaper and more effective, study says, but one expert questions the finding

  • Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk
    (11-May-2007)
    Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

  • Patching Device Repairs Hole in Heart
    (10-May-2007)
    Ventricular septal defects are rare but potentially deadly

  • Registry to Track Those With 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
    (10-May-2007)
    Rare, life-threatening condition can occur after major emotional trauma

  • Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs
    (10-May-2007)
    Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

  • iPods Make the Heart Skip a Beat
    (10-May-2007)
    The result could be a dangerous malfunction, study says

  • rinking May Trigger Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (10-May-2007)
    Atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart attack, experts warn

  • Angioplasty Beats Drugs in Restoring Heart's Blood Flow
    (08-May-2007)
    Procedure eases a dangerous condition called 'silent ischemia' after heart attack, study shows

  • Half of Drug-Coated Stents Used Off-Label
    (08-May-2007)
    But this unapproved use doesn't boost patients' risk, studies conclude

  • Angioplasty Beats Drugs in Restoring Heart's Blood Flow
    (08-May-2007)
    Procedure eases a dangerous condition called 'silent ischemia' after heart attack, study shows

  • Health Tip: What's an Echocardiogram?
    (02-May-2007)
    An imaging system used to study the heart

  • Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization
    (01-May-2007)
    Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

  • Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization
    (01-May-2007)
    Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

  • Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization
    (01-May-2007)
    Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

  • Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization
    (01-May-2007)
    Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

  • Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

  • Implantable Defibrillator Wires Prone to Failure
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Study finds failure rate for old, new versions reaches 20% at 10 years

  • Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function
    (26-Apr-2007)
    Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Bring Mixed Benefits
    (25-Apr-2007)
    High-dose statins may not be worth the cost for some heart patients, study finds

  • Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90
    (24-Apr-2007)
    Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

  • New Angina Drug Fails to Cut Heart Attacks
    (24-Apr-2007)
    But ranolazine may still have a place in therapy, experts say

  • Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain
    (23-Apr-2007)
    It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

  • Unhealthy Young Adults Are Harming Their Hearts
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Weight gain, hypertension quickly damage arteries, study shows

  • Heavy Drinking in College May Harm Heart
    (19-Apr-2007)
    But moderate amounts of alcohol could be healthy, study shows

  • Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease
    (19-Apr-2007)
    It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

  • Drug-Coated Stents as Good as Bypass Surgery
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Study finds complication, survival rates essentially same

  • Health Tip: Some Drugs May React With Grapefruit Juice
    (18-Apr-2007)
    Speak with your doctor if you're taking any of these meds

  • Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment
    (18-Apr-2007)
    French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

  • Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

  • Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

  • Doctors Aggressively Treating Heart Attack
    (13-Apr-2007)
    Study finds they're using tools available even before lab tests confirm diagnosis

  • Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study
    (11-Apr-2007)
    Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

  • Co-Payments Cut Statin Use
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

  • Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors
    (10-Apr-2007)
    New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

  • Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors
    (10-Apr-2007)
    New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

  • Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery
    (09-Apr-2007)
    More improvements may be needed to boost patient outcomes, experts say

  • Patient Questionnaire Can Gauge Heart Failure Risk
    (09-Apr-2007)
    23 points can help spot who's in gravest danger, experts say

  • Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women
    (08-Apr-2007)
    But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

  • Gene Marker May Predict Diabetes Risk
    (06-Apr-2007)
    'Telomeres' at chromosomes' ends shorten as disease nears, experts say

  • Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

  • Lack of Health Insurance Linked to Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Those without coverage more likely to forego routine physical exams

  • Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

  • Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

  • Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey
    (05-Apr-2007)
    Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

  • Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes
    (04-Apr-2007)
    Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

  • Guidelines Target Prevention of Sudden Heart Death in Young Athletes
    (04-Apr-2007)
    Task force focuses on quick action in first critical minutes

  • Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

  • Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

  • Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

  • Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

  • Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure
    (28-Mar-2007)
    But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

  • Research Propels Advances in Clinical Cardiology
    (27-Mar-2007)
    3 studies highlight new drug therapies, heart valve 'clips' and better nuclear imaging

  • Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

  • Research Propels Advances in Clinical Cardiology
    (27-Mar-2007)
    3 studies highlight new drug therapies, heart valve 'clips' and better nuclear imaging

  • Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

  • Diabetes, Hypertension Explain Blacks' Higher Risk for Heart Failure
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Controlling these two factors should lower disease rates, experts say

  • High Trans Fat Intake Triples Heart Disease Risk
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Fast-food component is even more dangerous than suspected, study finds

  • Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

  • Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty
    (26-Mar-2007)
    A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

  • Cutting-Edge Devices Assist Cardio Treatments
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Experimental technologies proving their mettle as powerful tools for docs

  • Drug Fails to Cut Deaths from Cardiogenic Shock
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Tilarginine had no effect on 30-day survival, study found

  • Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

  • More Diabetes, More Heart Disease: Study
    (26-Mar-2007)
    Two-thirds of diabetics will die from heart attack or stroke, researchers warn

  • Studies Highlight Pitfalls of Drug-Coated Stents
    (26-Mar-2007)
    For example, many patients don't take drugs that can ward off dangerous clots

  • Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms
    (25-Mar-2007)
    But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

  • Next Generation of Stents Responds to Problems
    (25-Mar-2007)
    Newer drug-eluting and biodegradable versions show promise

  • Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries
    (25-Mar-2007)
    Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

  • Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms
    (25-Mar-2007)
    But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

  • Heart Test Shows Who Needs Implantable Defibrillators
    (25-Mar-2007)
    It also spots those patients who don't need the cardiac rhythm devices, study says

  • Next Generation of Stents Responds to Problems
    (25-Mar-2007)
    Newer drug-eluting and biodegradable versions show promise

  • Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries
    (25-Mar-2007)
    Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests

  • Drug Provides Short-Term Relief of Heart Failure Symptoms
    (25-Mar-2007)
    But studies of tolvaptan say its use doesn't reduce risk of re-hospitalization or death

  • Heart Test Shows Who Needs Implantable Defibrillators
    (25-Mar-2007)
    It also spots those patients who don't need the cardiac rhythm devices, study says

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery
    (24-Mar-2007)
    Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery
    (24-Mar-2007)
    Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

  • Bypass Better Than Stent Use for Blocked Artery
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Studies favor bypass, but experts say decision must be made on case-by-case basis

  • Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids
    (22-Mar-2007)
    Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

  • Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

  • Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

  • Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

  • Artery Disease Poses Immediate Risks
    (20-Mar-2007)
    1 of every 7 patients suffers serious event, including death, within one year, study finds

  • Quitting Smoking Rejuvenates Arteries
    (19-Mar-2007)
    10 years after last cigarette, vessels regain lost flexibility, study finds

  • Checklist May Help Cut Sudden Death in Athletes
    (16-Mar-2007)
    12-step screen can spot underlying heart problems, experts say

  • Gap in Black-White Life Expectancy Narrows
    (16-Mar-2007)
    It's a good sign, but not a victory, one expert says

  • Almost Two-Thirds of Pacemaker Users Have Sleep Apnea
    (12-Mar-2007)
    The breathing disorder often goes undetected, study finds

  • Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85
    (12-Mar-2007)
    But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

  • Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix
    (09-Mar-2007)
    People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

  • Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

  • Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix
    (09-Mar-2007)
    People with the three conditions are 30% more likely to die, study finds

  • Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

  • 'Angry Gene' Could Help Spur Hostility
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Women with this DNA more likely to feel, express anger, study finds

  • Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

  • Most American Seniors Live With Chronic Disease
    (08-Mar-2007)
    More needs to be done to encourage exercise, healthy eating, CDC report says

  • Stress, Obesity Taking Toll on Latin Americans' Health
    (08-Mar-2007)
    Changes in diet, society are boosting heart disease risk, study finds

  • Dietary Copper May Ease Cardiovascular Disease
    (07-Mar-2007)
    Supplements reversed enlarged hearts in mice, but method remains controversial

  • Radiation for Breast Cancer in 1980s Ups Heart Risk
    (06-Mar-2007)
    But the treatment's lifesaving benefits still outweigh the dangers, experts say

  • Sleep Apnea Increasingly Tied to Heart Risks: Study
    (04-Mar-2007)
    Mounting data suggest causative role in cardiovascular disease

  • Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms
    (03-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

  • Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study
    (02-Mar-2007)
    High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

  • Hispanic Women's Hearts at High Risk: Study
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Contrary to popular wisdom, they develop signs of heart disease earlier than white women

  • Vacuum Method Breaks Up DVT Blood Clots
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Lingering deep vein clots can cause serious trouble, doctors warn

  • Mom's Smoking Raises Kids' Adult Heart Risk
    (02-Mar-2007)
    And Dad's secondhand smoke can cause long-term trouble, too, study finds

  • Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study
    (02-Mar-2007)
    High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

  • Drink a Little, Live a Little Longer?
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Another study suggests that light alcohol intake, especially wine, boosts health

  • Gene Helps Guide Embryonic Heart Formation
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Discovery could advance cardiac stem cell research, scientists say

  • Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

  • One Family's Gene Defect May Help Explain Heart Disease
    (01-Mar-2007)
    Finding supports the notion of a 'metabolic syndrome,' scientists say

  • Education Works to Lower Patients' Heart Risk
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Simple intervention kept blood pressure, cholesterol levels down, study found

  • Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

  • Gene Variant Keeps Blood Triglyceride Levels Low
    (26-Feb-2007)
    And it's much more common in whites than blacks, research shows

  • Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

  • 'Off-Pump' Bypass Won't Prevent Post-Op Mental Decline
    (20-Feb-2007)
    Cognition levels were similar to patients who'd used heart-lung machine, study found

  • Sick Hearts Switch on a Fetal Gene
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Spotting the gene's enzyme may lead to new heart failure treatment, team says

  • High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

  • High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

  • Sick Hearts Switch on a Fetal Gene
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Spotting the gene's enzyme may lead to new heart failure treatment, team says

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (19-Feb-2007)
    American Heart Association recommendations now focus on a woman's lifetime risk

  • High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

  • Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor
    (16-Feb-2007)
    It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

  • Experts Devise New Women's Heart Risk Predictor
    (16-Feb-2007)
    It will help more women get the help they need sooner, cardiologists say

  • Steroid Drugs Won't Help Most Kids With Kawasaki Disease
    (14-Feb-2007)
    The illness can cause serious heart trouble and affects 5,000 US children each year

  • Blood-Letting Treatment Might Help Some Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2007)
    It appears to reduce harmful iron stores, especially for younger people

  • Siestas May Cut Heart Disease Risk
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Their stress-reducing effect may be key, study suggests

  • Age Brings More Fat, Less Muscle
    (10-Feb-2007)
    And all that extra fat can spur disease, researchers say

  • Heart Surgery Drug May Boost Death Risk
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Aprotinin had already been linked to kidney and heart failure, researchers note

  • Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease
    (06-Feb-2007)
    It may contribute to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

  • Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Boosts Lifetime Heart Risk
    (05-Feb-2007)
    It's linked to hardening of the arteries in later life, study finds

  • U.S. Minority Women Know Less About Heart Disease: Survey
    (05-Feb-2007)
    American Heart Association study suggests more targeted efforts needed to raise awareness

  • Gene Variant May Predict Heart Disease, Stroke
    (02-Feb-2007)
    Early signs of trouble seen in gene carriers

  • Groundhogs, Other Hibernators, Could Aid Human Health
    (02-Feb-2007)
    Their organs survive damage similar to heart attack, Alzheimer's, scientists say

  • Erectile Dysfunction Affects 18 Million U.S. Men
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Lifestyle changes could help reduce the problem, experts say

  • Air Pollution Poses Heart Risk to Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2007)
    And the higher and longer the exposure, the bigger the threat, study finds

  • Stenting Surgery Could Prevent Heart Injury Deaths
    (30-Jan-2007)
    'Endografts' may replace riskier open-chest surgery after aortic tears, study finds

  • Drug-Eluting Stents Best After Artery Re-Closure
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Study upholds the use of these devices to replace bare metal stents

  • Ex-NFL Linemen Prone to Heart Disease
    (29-Jan-2007)
    Excess weight and inactivity are the key reasons, study says

  • Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk
    (27-Jan-2007)
    Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

  • Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk
    (27-Jan-2007)
    Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

  • Research Seeks Clues to Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
    (24-Jan-2007)
    Trouble in heart's right ventricle may cause irregular heartbeat, they say

  • Antidepressants Fight Heart Disease-Linked Depression
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Common drug outperformed psychotherapy in trial

  • Metabolic Syndrome Predicts Heart Risk: Study
    (23-Jan-2007)
    The syndrome includes factors such as obesity and high blood pressure

  • Antidepressants Fight Heart Disease-Linked Depression
    (23-Jan-2007)
    Common drug outperformed psychotherapy in trial

  • Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood
    (18-Jan-2007)
    Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

  • South Asians Plagued by Heart-Attack Risk Factors
    (16-Jan-2007)
    They suffer first attack at 53 years, compared to 58.8 years for westerners

  • Emotional Health Vital to Heart Attack Recovery
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Experts say targeting follow-up care can ease depression, fear in patients

  • Drug Combo May Benefit Heart-Disease Patients
    (15-Jan-2007)
    Medicines for diabetes and cholesterol cut risk factors for heart attacks, study suggests

  • Heart Association Urges Americans to Start! Walking
    (12-Jan-2007)
    Program also recognizes companies that foster healthy work environments

  • Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk
    (12-Jan-2007)
    The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

  • Case Study Examines Rare Heart Attack Complication
    (11-Jan-2007)
    CT scan detected potentially fatal subepicardial aneurysm

  • Study Backs Worksite Stress Interventions
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Tension-reducing programs help hearts and the bottom line, Italian researchers say

  • People With Congenital Heart Disease Living Longer
    (09-Jan-2007)
    Despite rising diagnoses, better care means patients enjoying better quality of life, study finds

  • Blood Test May Predict Risks for Heart Patients
    (09-Jan-2007)
    But some specialists say study findings won't have immediate impact on practice

  • Milk Blunts Heart Benefits of Tea
    (09-Jan-2007)
    It wipes out the valuable effects of antioxidants, study finds

  • Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

  • Heart Association Kicks Off Walking Campaign
    (08-Jan-2007)
    'Start!' asks employers to encourage regular exercise for workers

  • Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

  • New Source of Stem Cells Discovered
    (08-Jan-2007)
    Amniotic fluid cells don't come with ethical concerns that surround embryonic cells, researchers say

  • Boost Your Health With Spices
    (06-Jan-2007)
    Substituting herbs for salts and fats contributes to a better diet, expert says

  • Implantable Defibrillator Not for Every Heart Patient
    (05-Jan-2007)
    New test detects who will benefit from the costly device, study finds

  • Genes Affect Response to Heart Failure Drugs
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Scientists saw a wide variety of response to beta blockers

  • Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves
    (03-Jan-2007)
    Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

  • Heart Failure Measures Don't Measure Up
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Following standards doesn't alter patient outcomes after hospital discharge, study finds

  • Heart Failure Measures Don't Measure Up
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Following standards doesn't alter patient outcomes after hospital discharge, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking Cuts Heart Attack Risk in Hypertensive Men
    (02-Jan-2007)
    But the finding isn't a reason to boost drinking rates, researchers say

  • Inflammation-Fighting Drug Fails in Heart Trial
    (02-Jan-2007)
    But researchers think the approach could one day pay dividends

  • Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006
    (29-Dec-2006)
    Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

  • Heart Disease, Stroke Still Big Killers
    (28-Dec-2006)
    Latest U.S. statistics suggest obesity, smoking are largely to blame

  • Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday
    (23-Dec-2006)
    Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

  • Healthy Hearts Never Take a Holiday
    (23-Dec-2006)
    Expert suggests giving yourself a present by watching alcohol and food intake year-round

  • Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

  • Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

  • Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

  • Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

  • Statin Users Risk Heart Attacks by Stopping Treatment
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Dutch study finds chance for incident increased at least 30 percent

  • FDA Panel to Weigh Value of Drug-Coated Stents
    (06-Dec-2006)
    Safety concerns are raising doubts about the artery-opening devices

  • Drug-Coated Stents Create Clot Risk
    (06-Dec-2006)
    While they offer benefits, they may not be appropriate for all heart patients, FDA says

  • Medicaid Patients Receive Poorer Cardiac Care
    (05-Dec-2006)
    They're more likely to lack medication and endure delays in care, study finds

  • Doctors Divided Over Loss of Experimental Cholesterol Drug
    (04-Dec-2006)
    Pfizer compound sought to raise 'good' cholesterol, but trial revealed unacceptable death rate

  • Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health
    (29-Nov-2006)
    But levels of procyanidins aren't the same in all wines, study says

  • Statins Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Those Without Heart Disease
    (28-Nov-2006)
    But the drugs didn't reduce threat of coronary heart disease or overall death

  • Marathon Runners May Harbor Hidden Heart Disease
    (27-Nov-2006)
    Doctors can mistake cardiac thickening as sports-related, experts warn

  • Healthy Hearts Are Thankful Hearts
    (23-Nov-2006)
    Tiny implanted devices are keeping one Texas family alive

  • New Blood Thinner Offers Safer Heart Attack Care
    (22-Nov-2006)
    Bivalirudin cut down on bleeding episodes, researchers found

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Yield Full Range of Heart Tissues
    (22-Nov-2006)
    The finding brings experts a step closer to stem cell-based treatments

  • Cellular Changes Could Spur Heart Failure Death
    (22-Nov-2006)
    Genetics could alter the cells' sodium channel function, study finds

  • U.S. Experts Aim for Better Heart Imaging
    (21-Nov-2006)
    They've devised an "action plan" to help doctors with CT, MRI diagnoses

  • 3-D Cardiac MRI Spots Heart Trouble
    (19-Nov-2006)
    Technology is improving as researchers get clearer images

  • Heart Risk Tool May Be Failing Kidney Patients
    (18-Nov-2006)
    Widely used 'risk score' underestimates dangers to end-stage patients, study finds

  • Bad Diet? Urine Test May Tell
    (17-Nov-2006)
    It's a quick, cheap way for doctors to assess eating habits, study finds

  • Higher Resting Heart Rate May Boost Death Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Odds rose with more frequent beats per minute, study found

  • Animal-Tissue Heart Valves Appear Safe
    (16-Nov-2006)
    They equal mechanical devices in extending young patients' survival, study finds

  • Drug-Coated Stents Can Keep Leg Arteries Clear
    (15-Nov-2006)
    They may work equally well in lower, upper body, study finds

  • Blood Transfusions Won't Help All Heart Patients
    (15-Nov-2006)
    Procedure can harm those with low levels of a blood marker, researchers say

  • Migraines Linked to Heart Risk in Men
    (15-Nov-2006)
    Finding echoes prior study in women

  • Arm Workouts Get Heart Patients' Legs Moving
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Table-top exercise can help those with arterial disease, study finds

  • Amniotic Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Congenital Heart Defects
    (14-Nov-2006)
    Condition causes more deaths in first year of life than any other birth defect

  • Heart Failure Patients Can Waltz Their Way to Stronger Hearts
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Dancing sometimes offers better results than exercise, researchers report

  • Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloons Keep Arteries From Reclosing
    (13-Nov-2006)
    The finding could eliminate the need for drug-coated stents, study suggests

  • Doctors Debate the Merits of Drug-Coated Stents
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Some worry the artery-opening devices may contribute to long-term mortality

  • Clogged Arteries Showing Up in Kids
    (12-Nov-2006)
    Fatty diets, lack of exercise are boosting children's heart risks, study shows

  • Could Aid Some Cases of Heart Failure
    (08-Nov-2006)
    Device might help hearts adjust to physical activity, researchers say

  • Diabetes Shouldn't Keep Patients From Heart Transplant
    (08-Nov-2006)
    But diabetic damage to organs can be a disqualifying factor, experts say

  • Malaria Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (07-Nov-2006)
    Chloroquine is giving clues to the group of risk factors that harm the heart

  • Study Finds High Incidence of Less-Recognized Heart Failure
    (07-Nov-2006)
    It involves abnormalities with heart refilling with blood, not pumping it

  • For Many Women, Daily Aspirin Can Protect the Heart
    (05-Nov-2006)
    But not every woman is a candidate for the therapy, so check with your doctor first

  • Stem Cell Fish Research Shows Heart Regeneration
    (02-Nov-2006)
    Zebrafish re-grow damaged hearts, so perhaps humans could, too, experts say

  • Device-Delivered Drugs Ease Severe Heart Failure
    (01-Nov-2006)
    Patients who were near death are living for years, British team says

  • Test Gauges Pulmonary Hypertension Risk
    (01-Nov-2006)
    Simple heart measurement predicts survival, experts say

  • Device-Delivered Drugs Ease Severe Heart Failure
    (01-Nov-2006)
    Patients who were near death are living for years, British team says

  • Compound in Red Wine Boosts Health of Obese Mice
    (01-Nov-2006)
    But whether resveratrol will offer similar benefits to people remains to be seen

  • Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients
    (31-Oct-2006)
    Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

  • Statins Could Aid Heart Failure Patients
    (31-Oct-2006)
    Findings suggest the cholesterol-lowering drugs improve survival

  • Fish and Fish Oil's Benefits Far Outweigh Risks
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Omega-3 protection trumps mercury toxin risk, studies find

  • Breathing Training Benefits Heart-Surgery Patients
    (17-Oct-2006)
    It helped reduce pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia, study finds

  • Heart From Donor With Hepatitis C Reduces Survival
    (17-Oct-2006)
    Study dashes hopes that these organs might be of wider use

  • Study Questions Value of Lower Cholesterol Targets
    (12-Oct-2006)
    It may be that statins are better treatment for heart risk factors, researchers say

  • Study Questions Value of Lower Cholesterol Targets
    (12-Oct-2006)
    It may be that statins are better treatment for heart risk factors, researchers say

  • 2-Drug Treatment Reverses Heart Attack Damage
    (09-Oct-2006)
    Therapy proves successful with rats, but human trials a long way off

  • Bypass Best for Clogged Arteries
    (06-Oct-2006)
    It provides better survival than drugs or angioplasty, study found

  • Study Favors One Type of Drug-Coated Stent
    (04-Oct-2006)
    But experts call for better, longer trials of the artery-opening devices

  • Heart Screening Prevents Sudden Deaths in Athletes
    (03-Oct-2006)
    Italian program cut cardiac deaths by nearly 90 percent

  • Heartburn Drugs Might Slow Heart Failure
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Small study finds value in over-the-counter Pepcid

  • Intensive Statin Therapy Beneficial in Heart Emergencies
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Studies find a reduction in deaths, cardiovascular problems

  • Poor Sleep Contributes to Health Problems
    (19-Sep-2006)
    They can include diabetes and high blood pressure, studies reveal

  • Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds
    (18-Sep-2006)
    More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

  • Heart Attack Patients Skipping Important Meds
    (18-Sep-2006)
    More than half don't take beta blockers as prescribed, study finds

  • Muscle Cell Insights a Boon to Research
    (14-Sep-2006)
    A key protein holds clues to muscular dystrophy, heart failure, researchers say

  • Boys With Heart Rhythm Defect at Higher Risk Than Girls
    (13-Sep-2006)
    Those with long-QT syndrome more prone to cardiac events, study finds

  • Expensive, Drug-Coated Stents Offer Modest Benefit
    (13-Sep-2006)
    Based on studies, bare-metal stents may be just as good, experts say

  • Long Life May Be Your Cup of (Green) Tea
    (12-Sep-2006)
    The brew helps prevent an early demise, major Japanese study suggests

  • Angioplasty Beats Bypass for High-Risk Male Patients
    (11-Sep-2006)
    It's safer and more cost-effective, study finds

  • Protein Could Warn of Heart Failure
    (11-Sep-2006)
    Another study suggests high levels of GRK2 point to danger

  • Early Symptoms Can Warn of Sudden Cardiac Death
    (08-Sep-2006)
    Chest pain, breathlessness call for quick action, study finds

  • FDA Approves 1st Implantable Artificial Heart
    (05-Sep-2006)
    It's meant for patients with advanced heart disease who are too ill for transplant

  • Gene Holds Clues to Heart Disease
    (30-Aug-2006)
    Variants of GATA2 could help explain familial risk, study shows

  • Bioengineering Could Replace Pacemakers
    (29-Aug-2006)
    The technique restored healthy heart rhythm in pigs, researchers say

  • New Cholesterol Guidelines Proposed for Teens
    (29-Aug-2006)
    Gender, age taken into account to assess future heart-disease risk

  • U.S. Adds TLC to New Cholesterol Guide
    (28-Aug-2006)
    80-page publication offers prescription for therapeutic lifestyle changes

  • Imaging Makes Heart Rhythm Surgery Safer
    (25-Aug-2006)
    'ICE' provides surgeons with real-time view of the esophagus

  • Mexican-Americans at Higher Risk for Second Stroke
    (23-Aug-2006)
    And second strokes can be more deadly than the first, experts warn

  • Younger Patients Can Develop Poor Leg Circulation
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Certain risk factors put those under 60 in danger, experts say

  • Lifetime Cost of Women's Angina Tops $1 Million
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Even mild artery blockages can trigger serious expense, study finds

  • Statins Protect Heart After Heart Attack
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Animal experiments find role for popular drug beyond lowering cholesterol

  • Does Body-Mass Index Really Predict Heart Risk?
    (18-Aug-2006)
    New data suggests BMI can't distinguish between fat, muscle

  • Heart Failure Patients Fare Better With Follow-Up Nursing Care
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Researchers cite fewer hospitalizations, improved functioning for those enrolled in study

  • Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks
    (14-Aug-2006)
    2 studies find potential side effects from Herceptin, radiation

  • 'Loner' Kids May Face Adult Heart Woes
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Early social isolation can take long-term toll on health, study finds

  • ACE Inhibitors Good for Hardened Arteries
    (11-Aug-2006)
    While some doctors still debate the practice, new research finds benefits

  • Pigeons Provide Clues to Post-Op Artery Re-Closure
    (10-Aug-2006)
    The birds have genetic predisposition to 'over-exuberant' tissue growth, researchers say

  • Staying Single May Shorten Life Span
    (10-Aug-2006)
    U.S. study finds 58 percent increased death rate for singles vs. marrieds

  • Statin Drugs Cut Risk of Recurrent Stroke
    (09-Aug-2006)
    Cholesterol-lowering meds effective even in patients without heart disease, study finds

  • Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries
    (08-Aug-2006)
    Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

  • Lowering Blood Pressure Can Stop or Reverse Heart Disease
    (07-Aug-2006)
    Keeping hypertension at bay as important as reducing cholesterol, study suggests

  • New Guidelines Out on Use of Anti-Clotting Therapy
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Groups say stroke risk should be main determinant in treating patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Extreme Exercise Can Slow the Heart
    (02-Aug-2006)
    Finding may have implications for cardiac research, experts say

  • New Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hereditary Heart Conditions
    (31-Jul-2006)
    In animal study, single injection into a vein hints of long-lasting treatment for humans

  • Heart Attacks Often Go Unrecognized
    (27-Jul-2006)
    Some estimates run as high as 43 percent; women frequently under-diagnosed

  • Weightlifting Can Tear the Heart
    (27-Jul-2006)
    In rare cases, heavy strain triggers deadly aortic dissection, experts say

  • Men at Higher Risk of Recurrent Blood Clots
    (27-Jul-2006)
    Deep venous thrombosis often occurs in the legs and can be fatal, experts warn

  • Paralyzed Patients Can Need Heart Pacing Help
    (26-Jul-2006)
    Spinal cord injuries at the neck can slow cardiac function, researchers say

  • High-Tech CT Useful in Spotting Heart Disease
    (25-Jul-2006)
    But scans shouldn't replace a full clinical diagnosis, experts say

  • Study Reveals How Fish Oils Help the Heart
    (24-Jul-2006)
    They contribute to better regulation of electrical activity

  • Light Drinking Cuts Risk for Death, Heart Attack
    (24-Jul-2006)
    A drink a day may bring benefits, but experts aren't sure why

  • Head Online for Advice on Heart Attack
    (22-Jul-2006)
    New U.S. National Institutes of Health Web site is aimed at seniors

  • Suction Technique Improves Arterial Surgery
    (21-Jul-2006)
    It removes plaque to free up blood flow to kidneys, researchers say

  • Hyperactive Girls Can Often Become Unhealthy Women
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Researchers find link between childhood behavior and adult heart woes

  • Immigrants Healthier Than Native New Yorkers
    (21-Jul-2006)
    But poor access to care means newcomers' health soon suffers, report finds

  • Chemotherapy in Childhood Can Bring Adult Heart Woes
    (20-Jul-2006)
    Researchers are seeking ways to prevent this long-term complication

  • Kids Need More Exercise to Stave Off Future Heart Trouble
    (20-Jul-2006)
    Guidelines recommending 1 hour per day should be revised upward, experts say

  • Exercise Works Wonders in Middle Age
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Study finds big heart benefits for folks 40 and older

  • Impotence Can Foreshadow Coronary Artery Disease
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Doctors should monitor heart health of patients with erectile dysfunction, study says

  • Subtle, Deadly Form of Heart Failure on the Rise
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Standard heart-pumping measurements won't pick up 'diastolic' form of the disease

  • Age No Barrier to Heart Valve Surgery
    (17-Jul-2006)
    New findings show the procedure is now much safer for elderly patients

  • Adolescent Obesity Linked to Premature Death
    (17-Jul-2006)
    But diet pill, not yet approved for children, works for teens, researchers report

  • Study Supports Screening Babies for Heart-Rhythm Defect
    (13-Jul-2006)
    Dangerous 'long QT syndrome' is often mistaken for SIDS, experts say

  • Eyes May Provide Window on Heart Risk
    (13-Jul-2006)
    Measuring width of retinal vessels predicts cardiac dangers, study finds

  • Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

  • Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

  • Heart Failure in Parents a Risk Factor for Children
    (12-Jul-2006)
    Study finds 70 percent increased odds for the dangerous condition

  • Any Level of Physical Activity Helps Prolong Life
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Going to the gym or running errands, it's all heart-healthy, study finds

  • New Method Gauges Anxiety Linked to Implanted Defibrillators
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Assessing patient fears helps spot those in need of counseling, researchers say

  • Experts: Screen Most Older Adults to Prevent Heart Attacks
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Panel advises regular arterial exams for even healthy Americans

  • New Markers Won't Help Docs Assess Heart Risks
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Blood levels of C-reactive protein, other markers, add little to known risk factors, study shows

  • Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart
    (06-Jul-2006)
    Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

  • Daily Activity Helps Fight PAD
    (05-Jul-2006)
    About 8 million Americans suffer from debilitating peripheral arterial disease

  • Epidemic of Deadly Atrial Fibrillation is Here
    (05-Jul-2006)
    Data suggests more than 5 million have potentially dangerous abnormal heartbeat

  • Women's Health Risks Rise Along With Weight
    (05-Jul-2006)
    Extreme obesity, especially, is linked to more illness and death, study finds

  • Five Steps Help Men Live Longer
    (04-Jul-2006)
    Exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, staying trim and moderate drinking are key, study finds

  • New Guide May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (03-Jul-2006)
    Government health experts offering up revised DASH diet booklet

  • Shedding Light on Trans Fats in Foods
    (30-Jun-2006)
    New FDA labeling requirement helps consumers spot these threats to heart health

  • Diabetes Brings Earlier Heart Disease, Death
    (30-Jun-2006)
    Developing the type 2 form of the illness is like aging 15 years, researchers say

  • Two Technologies Together Spot Clogged Vessels
    (29-Jun-2006)
    Noninvasive cardiac MRI plus contrast enhancement worked better than angiography, researchers report

  • Study Identifies Kidney Trouble as Heart Risk
    (28-Jun-2006)
    ACE inhibitor drugs improve survival

  • Testosterone Offers Women Benefits, Risks
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Higher levels may boost sexual function, but increase heart trouble, studies find

  • Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

  • Women's Heart Care Varies Widely By Hospital
    (26-Jun-2006)
    New survey finds a 40% difference between best, poorest performers

  • May Fight High Blood Pressure
    (26-Jun-2006)
    The more consumed, the bigger the benefit, study finds

  • Mutant Gene May Help Cause Abnormal Heartbeat
    (21-Jun-2006)
    The finding could explain many cases of atrial fibrillation

  • Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

  • Pricey Heart Procedure Best for Younger Patients
    (20-Jun-2006)
    'Left atrial catheter ablation' is new, effective and very expensive, study finds

  • Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Cataracts
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Nonsmokers and people without diabetes showed even bigger benefit, study found

  • Veggies Do a Heart Good
    (19-Jun-2006)
    Mice fed 30% vegetable diet were thinner with clearer arteries, study found

  • Engineered Cells Could Control Irregular Heartbeat
    (19-Jun-2006)
    Natural tissues might replace implanted pacemakers in children, study suggests

  • New Heart Guidelines Add Exercise to Healthy Diet
    (19-Jun-2006)
    This combo is the best route to cardiovascular health, American Heart Association says

  • Experts Draft New Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines
    (16-Jun-2006)
    These disorders include heart murmurs, endocarditis

  • Fish Oil Won't Fix Abnormal Heart Rhythms: Study
    (13-Jun-2006)
    But eating fish may still be heart-healthy, expert says

  • Medication Use Crucial After Stent Placement
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Heart attack patients who didn't follow regimen had 9-fold higher death risk, study says

  • Defibrillator Recipients Face Increased Heart-Failure Risk
    (12-Jun-2006)
    They need more care than they're getting to ensure their health, study says

  • Try the No-Sweat Solution to Better Health
    (12-Jun-2006)
    Even moderate physical activity brings big rewards, experts say

  • Aspirin-Plavix Combo Disappoints in Heart Arrhythmia Trial
    (09-Jun-2006)
    It's less effective than warfarin in preventing strokes, researchers say

  • Apples May Be Heart-Healthy
    (09-Jun-2006)
    Flavonoids found in fruit protect cells from inflammation, study suggests

  • Aspirin-Plavix Combo Disappoints in Heart Arrhythmia Trial
    (09-Jun-2006)
    It's less effective than warfarin in preventing strokes, researchers say

  • Kitchen Cupboard or Medicine Cabinet?
    (09-Jun-2006)
    There's a harvest of healing in everyday foods, experts say

  • Imaging Combo Catches Cardiovascular Trouble
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Two types of scans were more accurate at spotting blood flow problems

  • Heart Patients Need More Fitness Follow-Up
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Women are in worse physical shape than expected, study finds

  • Researchers Spot Earliest Signs of Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2006)
    PET scans detected arterial damage long before symptoms arose

  • Many Ex-NFL Linemen at Risk for Heart Disease
    (05-Jun-2006)
    More likely to have enlarged hearts, metabolic syndrome than retired non-linemen, studies find

  • Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble
    (02-Jun-2006)
    Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

  • High Doses of Statins Carry Dangers, Swedish Report Says
    (01-Jun-2006)
    But top American cardiologists say evidence doesn't back up the claim

  • Mild Heart Disorder Raises Stroke Risk
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Slight reduction in pumping ability found to cause the problem

  • Expert Advice on Heart Attack Now Online
    (01-Jun-2006)
    American Heart Association's Web site is new resource for heart patients

  • Daily Drinking Cuts Heart Disease Risk for Men
    (26-May-2006)
    Benefit of moderate drinking doesn't extend to women, study suggests

  • Genes Help Gum-Disease Germ Harm Arteries
    (24-May-2006)
    They could explain how periodontal infections boost heart risks, researchers say

  • Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure
    (22-May-2006)
    Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

  • Study Shows Best Treatment for Lung Injury Patients
    (22-May-2006)
    Less fluid, a shorter catheter improve results for acute respiratory distress syndrome

  • Drug Combos Best for Controlling Blood Pressure
    (20-May-2006)
    Lowering cholesterol also offers benefits, studies find

  • Many Docs Fail to Manage Patients' Hypertension
    (19-May-2006)
    Spanish study finds a third don't change treatment even when blood pressure is uncontrolled

  • Early Treatment Helps People With Prehypertension
    (19-May-2006)
    Medication slowed progression to hypertension, researchers say

  • Hypertension in Teens Predicts Adult Heart Woes
    (19-May-2006)
    Left unchecked, blood pressure rises 7 percent per year, study finds

  • Studies Gauge Safety of Replacing Implanted Defibrillators
    (18-May-2006)
    The dilemma: Balancing surgical risks against those of device failure

  • Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (18-May-2006)
    Church-going U.S. blacks had better BP, even with standard risk factors

  • Studies Gauge Safety of Replacing Implanted Defibrillators
    (18-May-2006)
    The dilemma: Balancing surgical risks against those of device failure

  • Fish Consumption Linked to Heart Abnormality
    (18-May-2006)
    But experts insist the food is a heart-healthy choice

  • Safety of External Defibrillators Examined
    (18-May-2006)
    Study shows one in five was recalled for potential malfunction in past 10 years

  • New Once-a-Day Blood Pressure Drug Effective
    (17-May-2006)
    Aliskiren is first new type of antihypertensive in a decade

  • Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol
    (16-May-2006)
    Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

  • U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines
    (15-May-2006)
    Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

  • Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant
    (15-May-2006)
    Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

  • Problems With Implantable Heart Devices Need More Public Airing
    (15-May-2006)
    Experts say companies that make them should work closely with government, doctors

  • U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines
    (15-May-2006)
    Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

  • Technique Eases Patient Allergy to Plavix
    (12-May-2006)
    About 2 percent of people are allergic to the heart drug

  • Number of Obese, Smoking Americans Tops 9 Million
    (12-May-2006)
    Blacks most at risk for this unhealthy combination, study finds

  • Statin Drugs Help Heart Patients Survive
    (11-May-2006)
    Giving the cholesterol-busters to cardiac patients saves lives, study suggests

  • Experts Point to Best Centers for Heart Attack Care
    (10-May-2006)
    Hospitals that adhere to guidelines boost patient outcomes

  • Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care
    (09-May-2006)
    Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

  • Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care
    (09-May-2006)
    Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

  • Corticosteroid Drugs May Boost Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk
    (08-May-2006)
    These meds are commonly used by asthmatics, arthritis sufferers, researchers note

  • Ultrasound Can Help Predict Heart Attack Risk
    (08-May-2006)
    Atherosclerosis in neck artery is key warning sign, study finds

  • Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients
    (05-May-2006)
    But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

  • Heart Drug Side Effects More Common in Minority Patients
    (05-May-2006)
    But experts say race may not necessarily be to blame

  • Cheaper Diuretics Best Bet for Preventing Heart Failure
    (03-May-2006)
    They beat out ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, study found

  • New Method Gauges Blood Needed for Bypass Surgery
    (02-May-2006)
    It's a means of preserving this precious resource

  • Surprising Report on Statins Won't Deter Doctors From Using Them
    (02-May-2006)
    They see great value in administering the cholesterol drugs to heart patients

  • Moms Most Likely to Pass Heart Disease on to Kids
    (28-Apr-2006)
    People whose mothers got the illness early should get checked, researchers say

  • Treatment Team Lowers Heart Risk for Obese Patients
    (28-Apr-2006)
    Battling the 'metabolic syndrome' on multiple fronts works, they say

  • Free Guidebooks Make for Heart-Healthy Reading
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Experts at U.S. National Institutes of Health offer exercise, diet tips

  • New Guidelines Recommended for Implanted Heart Devices
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Cardiac group asks FDA and manufacturers to cooperate on pacemakers, defibrillators

  • Pacemaker, Defibrillator Reliability Can Be Improved
    (25-Apr-2006)
    While the devices have gotten better, they still malfunction, studies find

  • Survival Rises When Hospitals Heed All Heart Attack Guidelines
    (25-Apr-2006)
    But one out of four hospitals aren't adhering completely, study finds

  • Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

  • Drug May Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (24-Apr-2006)
    Etanercept could help lower inflammation linked to heart risk factors

  • Heavy Coffee Drinking Doesn't Hurt the Heart
    (24-Apr-2006)
    No risk of heart disease found in two long-term studies

  • Asthma Drug Might Help Fight Heart Failure
    (21-Apr-2006)
    Clenbuterol may strengthen patients in lieu of transplant, early research shows

  • Gene Protects Against Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (21-Apr-2006)
    Variant found in 1 in 20 people lowers blood fats, study finds

  • Half of Older Diabetics Go Without Key Heart Drugs
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Guidelines urge use of ACE inhibitors, ARBs, but only 43 percent get them

  • Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Study finds the eating plan reduced risk by 40 percent

  • Education Level Linked to Heart Disease: Study
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Those with just a high school degree more likely to have calcium deposits in arteries

  • Sleep Apnea Raises Arrhythmia Risk
    (14-Apr-2006)
    Finding could explain rise in risk for sudden death linked to the condition

  • Study Probes Pulled Drug's Anti-Cholesterol Action
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Antioxidants don't seem to drive probucol's effects, study finds

  • Standard Test Misses Heart Disease Signs in Women
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Angiograms don't find blockages in smaller vessels that women tend to have, study shows

  • Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

  • Vascular 'Microparticles' May Help Spur Disease
    (07-Apr-2006)
    A rise in these naturally occurring particles could hurt the heart, study fnds

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

  • Antihypertensive Drug Could Treat Inherited Heart Disorder
    (06-Apr-2006)
    Mouse study suggests patients with Marfan syndrome may have a new option

  • Cinnamon, Cloves May Spice Up Health
    (05-Apr-2006)
    They could help ward off diabetes, heart disease, studies show

  • Prostate Drug Might Boost Heart Risks
    (04-Apr-2006)
    In mouse study, doxazosin helped induce heart failure

  • Multiple Lifestyle Changes Help Lower Blood Pressure
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Measures include counseling on nutrition and exercise, study reports

  • Hormone Can Predict Pulmonary Hypertension, Risk of Death
    (31-Mar-2006)
    BNP serves as a marker in people with serious lung disease, study says

  • Many Women Still Misinformed About Heart Disease
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Risk factors and symptoms of trouble can be very different from those for men

  • Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Questioned
    (30-Mar-2006)
    Earlier research suggesting a gain is flawed, new study contends

  • Diet Rich in Magnesium Good for Health
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Researchers find lower risk of metabolic syndrome

  • Fish Not a Proven Heart Protector: Study
    (24-Mar-2006)
    But the presence of omega 3 fats confers a likely benefit, experts say

  • New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

  • New Cholesterol Drug Fails Human Trial
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Poor results may doom once-promising line of research, experts say

  • Exercise No Threat to a Woman's Heart
    (21-Mar-2006)
    But excess weight and sedentary lifestyle are, studies find

  • Eat Cholesterol-Lowering Foods in Combination: Study
    (18-Mar-2006)
    Choosing the right foods lowered blood fats just as well as drug therapy

  • Costly Heart Test Could Save Medicare Money
    (15-Mar-2006)
    Cardiac screen spots those who need a defibrillator, study says

  • Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients
    (15-Mar-2006)
    More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

  • Anti-Clotting Drugs May Improve Heart Attack Care
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Arixtra and Lovenox extend survival, lower post-attack events, studies show

  • Blood Thinner Protects Heart Patients
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Abciximab boosted survival after angioplasty, stent placement, study found

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Keep Hypertension in Check
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Patients using angiotensin receptor blocker postponed progression to hypertension, study finds

  • Anti-Clotting Drugs May Improve Heart Attack Care
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Arixtra and Lovenox extend survival, lower post-attack events, studies show

  • Carotid Stenting Safe Alternative to Surgery
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Propping open this vital vessel can help prevent strokes, experts say

  • Lumbee Indian Tribe at Raised Heart Risk
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Members of the North Carolina tribe may need more focused care, researchers say

  • Pregnancy Complications May Signal Long-Term Heart Trouble
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Obstetric problems may put women at cardiovascular risk, study finds

  • A Better Blood Test for Heart Disease?
    (13-Mar-2006)
    The screen spots cells body uses for self-repair, researchers say

  • Women, Minorities Less Likely to Get Best Heart Attack Care
    (13-Mar-2006)
    White male patients are most often transferred to high-quality medical centers, study finds

  • Doctors Rethinking Aspirin-Plavix Combination
    (13-Mar-2006)
    Blood-thinning regimen can double death risk if used to prevent first heart attack, study finds

  • Study Will Look at Early Use of HRT
    (12-Mar-2006)
    Estrogen replacement might be heart-healthy for menopausal women

  • More Than Immobility Triggers In-Flight Clots
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Low cabin pressure might also be to blame, but more study is needed, experts say

  • Antidepressants Boost Heart Patients' Death Risk
    (05-Mar-2006)
    New research contradicts previous findings, experts say

  • Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

  • Diabetes May Roll Back Victories Over Heart Disease
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Growing epidemic threatens America's health, study finds

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Fight Impotence
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Diet, exercise battle both erectile dysfunction and heart disease, study suggests

  • Air Mask Therapy Best for Sleep Apnea: Experts
    (03-Mar-2006)
    New guidelines support the use of pressurized nighttime airflow

  • Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

  • Combat Stress Boosts Heart Disease Risk
    (03-Mar-2006)
    Cardiac dangers continue even decades later, study finds

  • Hispanics Benefit from Cholesterol-Lowering Statins
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Crestor, Lipitor reduce heart disease risk factors, study finds

  • Radiowave Technique Steadies Abnormal Heartbeats
    (01-Mar-2006)
    Catheter ablation helped atrial fibrillation patients in study

  • 'Wave' Test Could Spot Heart Disease
    (28-Feb-2006)
    Noninvasive screen relies on pulses within arteries

  • Infection Raises Women's Post-Bypass Death Risk
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Finding could explain why women are more likely to die after the surgery

  • Chocolate Does a Man's Heart Good
    (27-Feb-2006)
    Dark variety seems to lower older men's risk of death, study finds

  • Gene Test Could Spot Athletes' Cardiac Risk
    (24-Feb-2006)
    A cluster of mutations may predict a dangerous arrhythmia, researchers say

  • Poor Gums Take Big Bite Out of Health
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Periodontal disease ups risks for diabetes, heart disease and preemie delivery, experts warn

  • Stem Cells Might Fight Circulatory Disorder
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Peripheral artery disease can lead to leg ulcers, amputation

  • Stem Cells Might Fight Circulatory Disorder
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Peripheral artery disease can lead to leg ulcers, amputation

  • Statins, Beta Blockers Help Block First Heart Attack
    (20-Feb-2006)
    These drugs do more than just reduce cardiovascular disease, study suggests

  • Drugs May Hinder, Not Help, Angioplasty
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Common practice may actually raise risks to patients, researchers say

  • More Than 40% of Heart Attacks Go Undiagnosed
    (14-Feb-2006)
    The problem affects women more often than men, researchers report

  • Estrogen Therapy of No Value to Heart Health
    (13-Feb-2006)
    But it may offer some protection to younger postmenopausal women, study finds

  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Drug Helps Patients
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Fewer problems, lower death rate, researchers found

  • Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2006)
    No breakthroughs yet, but getting the 'recipe' right will be key, experts say

  • Women More Aware of Heart-Disease Risk...
    (31-Jan-2006)
    ... But treatment still doesn't equal that of men, studies find

  • Statins May Prevent Sepsis in Heart Patients
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Risk of deadly reaction to infection was reduced by cholesterol drugs, study says

  • Heart-Surgery Drug Poses Risks: Study
    (25-Jan-2006)
    It can cause kidney failure, stroke, heart problems, researcher says

  • Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Trouble
    (23-Jan-2006)
    Men with condition performed more poorly on cardiac stress test, researchers found

  • On-the-Job Stress Bad for the Heart
    (20-Jan-2006)
    British study links it to increase in risk factors for cardiovascular disease

  • Science Creates a Living Bandage for Broken Hearts
    (20-Jan-2006)
    'Cardiac patch' and other advances are on the horizon, researchers say

  • Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks
    (11-Jan-2006)
    In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

  • Heart Patients Not Taking Meds As Directed
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Nearly half failed to follow doctor's orders, study found

  • Electrocardiograms Help Predict Heart Failure
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Study finding based on people with high blood pressure

  • Cholesterol Drugs Don't Prevent Colon Cancer
    (03-Jan-2006)
    Two studies douse hopes for statins pulling double duty

  • Amino Acid Supplement No Good After Heart Attack
    (03-Jan-2006)
    It might even raise death risk for older patients, researchers find

  • Healthy Aging: The 50s -- Time for Your Annual Checkup!
    (29-Dec-2005)
    Recommended screenings can be a lifesaver, experts say

  • Angioplasty Best for Heart Attack Survival
    (28-Dec-2005)
    When emergency clot-dissolvers failed, it upped survival rates, study found

  • Genetic Test Can Detect Heart Transplant Rejection
    (28-Dec-2005)
    It may also reduce the need for invasive heart-muscle biopsies, researchers say

  • Angioplasty Best for Heart Attack Survival
    (28-Dec-2005)
    When emergency clot-dissolvers failed, it upped survival rates, study found

  • Heart Rhythm Drug Does the Trick
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Reduced abnormal heartbeats by 50% in most heart patients, study finds

  • Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

  • If Your Siblings Have Heart Disease, You May, Too
    (27-Dec-2005)
    Study finding should encourage people to control risk factors, experts say

  • Fewer Teeth May Mean More Heart Woes
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Study finds association between tooth loss, cardiovascular disease

  • Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries
    (20-Dec-2005)
    'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

  • Gene-Coated Stents May Boost Healing
    (19-Dec-2005)
    The new technology could bring gene therapy to the inside of arteries

  • Fish Oil Fights Pollution-Linked Heart Trouble
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Study in elderly finds it helps stabilize cardiac regulation

  • Diesel Exhaust Chokes Human Arteries
    (19-Dec-2005)
    'Exposure chamber' study shows fumes narrow vessels, raise clot risk

  • Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say
    (16-Dec-2005)
    More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

  • Scoring Method Misses Women's Heart Disease Risk
    (16-Dec-2005)
    Doctors may not be spotting a third of women at risk for heart attack, study finds

  • Early Detection Could Prevent Athletes' Sudden Death
    (15-Dec-2005)
    Simple MRI scans can pick up a serious heart condition, researchers say

  • Heart Failure Drug for Blacks a Good Deal
    (13-Dec-2005)
    Study found Bidil cost 34% less than standard therapy over course of a year

  • Light Exercise Staves Off Heart Failure
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Rat study suggests moderate activity is safe and effective for patients

  • Healthy Childhood Diets Protect Hearts
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Boys eating low-fat diets from infancy had healthier arteries, study found

  • Medications Keep Heart-Failure Patients Alive
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Vigilant use reduces risk of death by nearly 50 percent, researchers report

  • Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers
    (01-Dec-2005)
    Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

  • Links Between Depression, Heart Disease Get Clearer
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Depressed patients are more stressed and prone to skipping meds, studies find

  • Simpler CPR Guidelines Unveiled
    (28-Nov-2005)
    They emphasize chest compressions over rescue breaths

  • C-Reactive Protein Signals Cardiovascular Risk, Sometimes
    (28-Nov-2005)
    Two studies arrive at different conclusions on value of test for inflammatory protein

  • Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

  • Study Compares Use of Anti-Clotting Drugs for Heart Patients
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Researchers found little difference between two forms of heparin

  • Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

  • Blood Test Helps Docs Spot Problem Drinkers
    (21-Nov-2005)
    The screen could reduce costs for treating chronic illnesses, study finds

  • Program Improves Heart Patients' Care
    (18-Nov-2005)
    'Get With the Guidelines' encourages health staff to stick to treatment standards

  • Program Improves Heart Patients' Care
    (18-Nov-2005)
    'Get With the Guidelines' encourages health staff to stick to treatment standards

  • Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines
    (17-Nov-2005)
    But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

  • Many Heart Patients Use Alternative Medicines
    (17-Nov-2005)
    But many fail to tell their doctors, raising drug interaction risks, study found

  • Protein Test Gauges Heart Failure Risk
    (17-Nov-2005)
    High blood levels of NT-proBNP can signal danger, study finds

  • Innovative Research Gives Heart Patients Hope
    (17-Nov-2005)
    Robots, gene-driven pacemakers and even a link to creme brulée served up at AHA meeting

  • Diabetes Drug Pulls Double Duty
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Actos cut risk of second heart attack in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

  • Fewer Carbs Boost DASH Diet's Heart Benefits
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Replacing carbohydrates with protein or monosaturated fats checked blood pressure

  • Arthritis Patients Missing Out on Aspirin Therapy
    (16-Nov-2005)
    Rheumatoid sufferers at higher risk of heart disease, study notes

  • High-Dose Lipitor Equal to Lower-Dose Zocor
    (15-Nov-2005)
    But study found Lipitor did reduce risk of some cardiovascular events

  • U.S. Heart Patients May Get Too Many Blood Transfusions
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Many of these potentially risky procedures may be unnecessary, researchers contend

  • Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Visit with dogs improved heart, lung function in hospitalized men and women, study found

  • Roller Coasters Can Tax the Heart
    (15-Nov-2005)
    People with cardiac problems should avoid the amusement park staples, study warns

  • Gene Combo May Cut Statin Drugs' Effectiveness
    (14-Nov-2005)
    The mutations also occur more in blacks than whites, researchers say

  • Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed
    (14-Nov-2005)
    New finding could change treatment for the condition

  • Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving
    (14-Nov-2005)
    But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

  • Mechanical Heart Pumps Extend Survival
    (14-Nov-2005)
    Left ventricular assist devices are used when drugs won't help heart failure

  • Common Heart Failure Test May Be Flawed
    (14-Nov-2005)
    New finding could change treatment for the condition

  • Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids
    (14-Nov-2005)
    They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

  • Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving
    (14-Nov-2005)
    But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

  • Measuring Blood Pressure Near Heart May Be Key
    (13-Nov-2005)
    Arm-based readings may not give the full picture of a medicine's effectiveness, study finds

  • Cholesterol-Busting Drugs Help After Kidney Transplant
    (12-Nov-2005)
    Statins may help shield organ recipients from heart attack

  • Women Lag in Heart Disease Detection
    (10-Nov-2005)
    en, study finds

  • Viagra Fights Blood Vessel Disorder
    (07-Nov-2005)
    The drug eased symptoms in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon

  • Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol
    (07-Nov-2005)
    It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

  • Viagra Fights Blood Vessel Disorder
    (07-Nov-2005)
    The drug eased symptoms in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon

  • Study Shows New Role for HDL 'Good' Cholesterol
    (07-Nov-2005)
    It may be more important for older patients taking statin drugs

  • Plavix Helps Heart Attack Patients Survive
    (04-Nov-2005)
    Clot-buster lowered risk of second heart attacks, strokes and death in large trial

  • Shortness of Breath a Potential Sign of Heart Trouble
    (02-Nov-2005)
    It was a better indicator of cardiovascular risk than angina, study found

  • Guidelines for Heart Treatment Benefit Patients
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Better results, fewer complications when recommendations are followed, study finds

  • Underprivileged at Greater Risk of Heart Disease
    (28-Oct-2005)
    The tools to spot their risk are lacking, British study finds

  • Child's Growth Predicts Adult Heart Woes
    (26-Oct-2005)
    Low birthweight, a failure to thrive, then adding fat boost risks, study finds

  • Viagra May Treat Heart Failure
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Impotence drug reduced hormonal stress on heart by 50 percent, researcher says

  • Statins Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Large study counters previous research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Don't Work Your Heart Out
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Stressful jobs and unfair bosses can raise cardiac risks, study finds

  • Gene That Helps Control Heartbeat Found
    (20-Oct-2005)
    Could help against human arrhythmias, researchers say

  • Drug Improves Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes
    (17-Oct-2005)
    Study found pioglitazone cut risk for heart attacks, strokes

  • Drug Improves Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes
    (17-Oct-2005)
    Study found pioglitazone cut risk for heart attacks, strokes

  • Many Women Still Don't Take Heart Disease Seriously
    (12-Oct-2005)
    Campaign seeks to highlight risks, encourage proactive approach to heart health

  • Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

  • Cholesterol Levels Are Falling, But Red Flags Are Rising
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Drugs called statins, and not diet and exercise, may be driving the trend, experts say

  • Researchers Question Value of CRP Test
    (10-Oct-2005)
    High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says

  • Implanted Defibrillators Found Cost-Effective
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Findings may open the door to wider Medicare coverage, experts say

  • Many Smokers Stick With Habit After Heart Attack
    (05-Oct-2005)
    European study shows one in five don't quit, despite risks

  • Mixed Reviews for Pulmonary Artery Catheters
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Two studies find no clinical benefit, but they aren't harmful, either

  • Drug-Coated Stents Better for Diabetics
    (03-Oct-2005)
    Fewer problems develop than with older bare stents, study finds

  • The Lowdown on Bad Cholesterol
    (30-Sep-2005)
    Experts see gains in ever-decreasing levels, with even 'normal' people benefiting from statins

  • Trial Will Look At Widening Angioplasty's Reach
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Research to examine whether community hospitals can use it for non-urgent care

  • High Blood Pressure Can Be Lethal in Overweight
    (29-Sep-2005)
    It's the prime factor raising their cardiovascular risk, study finds

  • Cancer Drug Might Fight Lethal Lung Hypertension
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Gleevec, so successful against leukemia, may also fight arterial disease

  • Artery-Opening Drugs Don't Help Valve Problem
    (28-Sep-2005)
    Spanish study finds vasodilators not effective for aortic regurgitation

  • Beta-Blocker Drugs May Pose Dangers for Some
    (27-Sep-2005)
    Patients with specific genes may be at higher risk, study suggests

  • Blacks at Raised Risk of Sleep Apnea
    (27-Sep-2005)
    They're also less likely to seek help for the dangerous disorder, study shows

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Fracture Risk
    (26-Sep-2005)
    But randomized trials are needed to settle this controversial issue, researchers add

  • Stroke Tests Underused for Women
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Not enough are getting key post-attack screens, study finds

  • Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

  • Stroke Tests Underused for Women
    (26-Sep-2005)
    Not enough are getting key post-attack screens, study finds

  • Most Americans Don't Link Tummy Fat With Heart Disease
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Sixty percent are unaware this type of obesity threatens the heart, survey finds

  • Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (14-Sep-2005)
    Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

  • Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (14-Sep-2005)
    Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

  • Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

  • Severe Heart Failure Undertreated: Study
    (13-Sep-2005)
    Doctors need to devote more time, effort managing these cases, experts say

  • CT Scans Spot Younger Men's Heart Risk
    (07-Sep-2005)
    But the technique isn't yet recommended for wide use, researchers add

  • Aggressive Therapy Best for Chest Pain
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Large, ongoing British study finds it would save lives

  • New Heart Risk Factor: Low Levels of Artery Repair Cells
    (07-Sep-2005)
    German study finds increased risk of heart attack, death

  • Using Anti-Clotting Drug Before Angioplasty Cuts Risk
    (05-Sep-2005)
    Plavix nearly halved odds for death, second heart attack, study found

  • Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure
    (03-Sep-2005)
    And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

  • Most Europeans Know Little About Heart Failure
    (03-Sep-2005)
    And a similar survey of Americans would find similar results, expert warns

  • Blood Pressure Drug Cuts Arrythmia Stroke Risk
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Perindropil boosted protection over and above anti-clotting meds, study found

  • Sleep Apnea May Herald Early Heart Disease
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Links between cardio trouble and frequent awakenings unclear, experts say

  • 'Legs For Life' Program Targets Poor Blood Flow
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Many Americans have peripheral artery disease but do not know it, experts say

  • Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk
    (30-Aug-2005)
    Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

  • Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

  • Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

  • Aspirin Before Surgery Benefits Bypass Patients
    (29-Aug-2005)
    In-hospital death rate more than halved, new study finds

  • The Heart Can Heal Itself, Sometimes
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Implanted device removed safely in 32 would-be transplant patients, report says

  • Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

  • Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Death Risk
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Staying fit a lifesaver regardless of cholesterol levels, study finds

  • Tarantulas Help Medical Science Creep Forward
    (24-Aug-2005)
    They're giving researchers key insights into human muscles

  • Brain Damage Is Linked to Heart Failure
    (22-Aug-2005)
    Scans show problems with vital areas that control heart functions, study says

  • Scientists Solve Nitroglycerin Mystery
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They now know how it helps the heart, but can it cause harm, too?

  • Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80
    (18-Aug-2005)
    British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

  • Scientists Solve Nitroglycerin Mystery
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They now know how it helps the heart, but can it cause harm, too?

  • Anemia Raises Heart Failure Risks
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Improving hemoglobin levels could save lives, study suggests

  • A Clear Winner in the Coated-Stent Derby -- Sort Of
    (16-Aug-2005)
    New studies back sirolimus, but some heart doctors prefer paclitaxel

  • Anemia Raises Heart Failure Risks
    (16-Aug-2005)
    Improving hemoglobin levels could save lives, study suggests

  • Blood-Thinner Warfarin Underused in Heart Attack Patients
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Review says teaming it with aspirin halves the risk of a second attack

  • New Clotting Drug Fails in Trial
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Heparinase I study stopped early due to side effects

  • Smoking, Obesity Double Trouble for Teens
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Secondhand smoke is nearly as unhealthy as puffing on cigarettes, study finds

  • Hypertension Undertreated in Elderly
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Yet they're at highest risk of heart attack and stroke, study says

  • Rare Children's Disease Unlocks Aging's Secrets
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Progeria research is also broadening understanding of heart disease

  • Study to Focus on Preventing Aortic Aneurysm
    (21-Jul-2005)
    Researchers will compare use of stents to 'watchful waiting'

  • Heart Device Maker Stayed Silent on Defects, Critics Claim
    (20-Jul-2005)
    Guidant under fire for "foot-dragging" over recalled implantable defibs

  • Pacemaker Patients Urged to Consult Their Doctor
    (20-Jul-2005)
    Guidant alert warns of possible malfunction

  • Insulin Resistance Linked to Heart Failure
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Condition may be another predictor of heart problems, study finds

  • Key Tests Predict Women's Heart Risk
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Specific cholesterol screens plus a blood protein work best, study finds

  • Gene May Cause Heart Valve Defect
    (18-Jul-2005)
    The mutation could drive aortic valve disease, researchers say

  • Gene May Cause Heart Valve Defect
    (18-Jul-2005)
    The mutation could drive aortic valve disease, researchers say

  • Heart Failure Drug Stirs Controversy
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Top cardiologists claim the maker of Natrecor is putting profits ahead of patient safety

  • Prayer Doesn't Help Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Bedside therapy had minimal effect as well, researchers find

  • Even Low-Dose Birth Control Pill Raises Heart Risk
    (13-Jul-2005)
    But young women's absolute risk remains small, experts note

  • Bypass Costs Far Higher in U.S. Than in Canada
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Americans pay over 80 percent more for similar outcomes, study finds

  • Study Questions Value of 2-Chamber Pacemakers
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Researchers finds no survival advantage, but other experts endorse the devices

  • Hospitals Show Heart-Failure Treatment Gap
    (12-Jul-2005)
    Study finds wide variance on 4 key indicators

  • Get Fit to Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (11-Jul-2005)
    The condition is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease

  • Dangerous Aortic Ruptures Often Misdiagnosed
    (11-Jul-2005)
    One of these events killed actor John Ritter in 2003

  • Genes Take Some Blame for Poor Cholesterol
    (11-Jul-2005)
    Twins study finds similar responses from high-fat diets

  • Get Fit to Fight Metabolic Syndrome
    (11-Jul-2005)
    The condition is a precursor to diabetes, heart disease

  • Vasodilator Drugs Fight Advanced Heart Failure
    (06-Jul-2005)
    Large study finds them superior to another class of medications

  • Vasodilator Drugs Fight Advanced Heart Failure
    (06-Jul-2005)
    Large study finds them superior to another class of medications

  • Soy May Fight High Blood Pressure
    (06-JUL-2005)
    But don't change your diet just yet, experts say

  • Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family
    (05-JUL-2005)
    Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

  • Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family
    (05-JUL-2005)
    Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

  • Growth Hormone Helps Hearts of Childhood Cancer Patients
    (03-JUL-2005)
    Therapy can restore organ to near normal size, study finds

  • Key Factors Raise Heart Failure Death Risk
    (30-JUN-2005)
    One surprise: obesity may actually be protective, researchers say

  • Key Factors Raise Heart Failure Death Risk
    (30-JUN-2005)
    One surprise: obesity may actually be protective, researchers say

  • Transplant Drug Has Good, Bad Side
    (29-Jun-2005)
    Daclizumab lowers rejection in heart patients but raises infection dangers

  • Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

  • Symptomless Hypertension Too Often Ignored
    (28-JUN-2005)
    Other conditions divert patient attention from dangerous high blood pressure

  • Diuretics Best Option For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Large study finds they work as well as more expensive drugs

  • Women's Cardiac Care Varies by Hospital
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Survival is improving, survey finds, but rates differ between centers

  • Diuretics Best Option For Diabetics With High Blood Pressure
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Large study finds they work as well as more expensive drugs

  • Obesity Sends Health Costs Soaring
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Study pegs weight gain as major factor behind U.S. spending

  • Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side
    (25-JUN-2005)
    Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

  • Study Points to Heart Disease Marker's Dark Side
    (25-JUN-2005)
    Is blood protein CRP a sign of vessel damage, or a cause?

  • Heart Drug Approved for Blacks Raises Race Issue
    (24-JUN-2005)
    BiDil endorsed in milestone move by FDA

  • Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack
    (22-JUN-2005)
    More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

  • Sudden Death Risk Peaks in Month After Heart Attack
    (22-JUN-2005)
    More research needed to spot those in greatest danger, experts say

  • Heart Condition Linked to Resistant Staph
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Changes in infection may make endocarditis tougher to treat, experts warn

  • Have Stockings, Will Travel
    (20-JUN-2005)
    Compression hose cuts in-flight blood clot risk 12-fold, study finds

  • Blood Protein Signals Heart Disease Risk
    (18-JUN-2005)
    Routine screening for inflammatory C-reactive protein is increasing

  • Heart Association Diet Book Offers Recipe for Success
    (16-JUN-2005)
    'No-Fad Diet' urges Americans to 'think smart, eat well and move more'

  • Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-JUN-2005)
    But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

  • Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-JUN-2005)
    But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

  • Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients
    (14-JUN-2005)
    The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

  • Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients
    (14-JUN-2005)
    The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

  • Patient Education Won't Alter Diabetes Outcomes
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Learning about the disease had little effect, study found

  • Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

  • Statin Treatment Doesn't Help Heart Valve Problem
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Anti-cholesterol drug ineffective against aortic stenosis in small trial

  • Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

  • Blacks at Increased Risk for Enlarged Heart
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Finding spurs call for better blood pressure control

  • New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care
    (06-JUN-2005)
    Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

  • Experts Say No to Estrogen After Hysterectomy
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Its risks outweigh any benefit for older women, task force finds

  • CDC: Being Overweight or Obese Not Healthy
    (02-JUN-2005)
    Agency holds news conference to counter its own recent report

  • Gene May Affect Blood-Clot Drug's Effects
    (01-JUN-2005)
    Testing could one day help doctors prescribe the best dose, study says

  • Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

  • Too Few At-Risk Heart Patients Offered Statins
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs discussed in fewer than half of doctor's visits

  • Experts Weigh in On the Better Bypass
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Use of heart-lung machine depends on surgeon's skill, AHA concludes

  • Key Factors Raise Clogged Artery Risk
    (31-MAY-2005)
    Metabolic syndrome plus vascular calcium greatly boost the odds, study finds

  • Fish Oil Fights Smog's Effect on Heart
    (26-MAY-2005)
    It beat soy oil in keeping cardiac damage at bay, study found

  • Fish Oil Fights Smog's Effect on Heart
    (26-MAY-2005)
    It beat soy oil in keeping cardiac damage at bay, study found

  • Statins May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Promising results for cholesterol-lowering drugs in observational study

  • Depressed Heart Surgery Patients Face Higher Mortality Rates
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Physicians should pay closer attention to emotional well-being, study suggests

  • Bypass Beats Stents for Heart Surgery
    (25-MAY-2005)
    The new findings run counter to previous studies, however

  • 'Bad' Metabolism Could Damage Arteries
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Mouse study suggests another risk factor for vascular disease

  • Why Patients Fail to Take Their Medicines
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Age, gender and number of prescriptions are key, heart study finds

  • Warfarin Cuts Stroke Risk After Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests patients continue drug even if heart rhythm is under control

  • Warfarin Cuts Stroke Risk After Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests patients continue drug even if heart rhythm is under control

  • Erectile Trouble May Signal Heart Disease
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Studies suggest men with ED get checked for vascular problems

  • A Better Way to Diagnose Heart Disease?
    (24-MAY-2005)
    Computerized X-rays give clear pictures of coronary arteries

  • Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects
    (23-MAY-2005)
    But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

  • Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test
    (23-MAY-2005)
    But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

  • Cholesterol Drug Crestor Produces More Side Effects
    (23-MAY-2005)
    But the statin's benefits outweigh risks, heart experts conclude

  • Secondhand Smoke Increases Heart Risks
    (23-MAY-2005)
    Accumulated data supports smoke-free environments, experts say

  • Mouse Study Casts Doubt On CRP Heart Disease Test
    (23-MAY-2005)
    But one expert dismissed the finding as "not important"

  • Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

  • Heart CT Scans Often Pick Up Trouble Elsewhere
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Ignoring those findings could be fatal, researchers warn

  • Homeless People's Heart Problems Going Untreated
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Study finds many suffer from hypertension, diabetes

  • Study Questions Daily Aspirin's Overall Benefit
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Some doubt this statistical reassessment, however

  • Heart CT Scans Often Pick Up Trouble Elsewhere
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Ignoring those findings could be fatal, researchers warn

  • New Kidney Test Can Predict Heart Risk
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests it's a better predictor than current screen

  • Non-Stick Teflon Stents Saving Lives
    (17-MAY-2005)
    They resist reclosure as they prop open arteries, study finds

  • Fancy Blood Tests Won't Predict Lung Clot Risk
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Simple patient factors, such as age and sex, tell the story on recurrence

  • Wider Use of Statins May Make Economic Sense
    (12-MAY-2005)
    But experts not sure British finding would apply in United States

  • Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk
    (11-MAY-2005)
    Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

  • Drug Might Lower Heart Attack Risk
    (11-MAY-2005)
    Protein inhibitor reduces inflammatory markers in those at high risk

  • Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death
    (11-MAY-2005)
    European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

  • Heart Rate During and After Exercise Tied to Sudden Death
    (11-MAY-2005)
    Slow response, slow recovery raises risk, study finds

  • Money Affects Angioplasty Outcomes
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Poorer patients had worse symptoms before, after surgery

  • Money Affects Angioplasty Outcomes
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Poorer patients had worse symptoms before, after surgery

  • Regular Exercise Cuts Women's Sudden Cardiac Death Risk
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Even two hours a week makes a difference, though more is better

  • Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

  • Defibrillators Help Newly Diagnosed Heart Patients
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Study suggests Medicare guidelines may need to be revised for implanted devices

  • Three-Drug Combo May Best Protect Heart
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Aspirin, statin and beta-blocker trio beats any one drug alone

  • Anger Can Be a Heartbreaker
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Arrhythmias provoked by hostility more like to trigger cardiac arrest

  • Treatment of Abnormal Heartbeat Tricky
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Trial assesses two rhythm-restoring drugs for atrial fibrillation

  • Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

  • Depression Raises Men's Heart Risks
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Blue moods bring cardiovascular system down, too, study finds

  • Drug-Coated Stents Show Shortfalls
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Real-life results below those in controlled trials, study finds

  • Income May Help Fuel Obesity, Study Finds
    (02-MAY-2005)
    Money is no protection against extra pounds, researchers say

  • Excess Weight, High Cholesterol Tax Older Women's Arteries
    (02-MAY-2005)
    More evidence exercise can protect the female heart after menopause

  • Combat Veterans Pay a Price Decades Later
    (30-APR-2005)
    Many are heavy drinkers and smokers, and face possible heart trouble, study finds

  • Too Little Magnesium Tied to Artery Troubles
    (30-APR-2005)
    Deficiency could lead to atherosclerosis

  • Low-Salt Diets May Harm Heart, Study Says
    (30-APR-2005)
    Research appears to reverse long-standing guidelines

  • Gene Therapy Trial Focuses on Leg Pain
    (29-APR-2005)
    The treatment could improve circulation without surgery, researchers hope

  • Combo Artery Surgery Needs More Study
    (26-APR-2005)
    Researchers suggest more trials to determine safety of combined surgeries

  • Antiplatelet Drug May Help Aspirin Prevent Stroke
    (25-APR-2005)
    Clopidogrel-aspirin combination reduces formation of tiny clots, study finds

  • Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability
    (25-APR-2005)
    New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

  • Pacemakers Continue to Prove Their Worth
    (22-APR-2005)
    21st century twists improve performance, experts say

  • Beer, Red Wine Both Boost Blood Pressure
    (21-APR-2005)
    But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy

  • Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease
    (20-APR-2005)
    Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

  • Antibiotics Don't Fight Heart Disease
    (20-APR-2005)
    Two studies find no effect from drugs meant to fight chronic infection

  • Heart Failure Drug May Raise Death Risk
    (19-APR-2005)
    Use nesiritide only as "last resort," researchers say

  • Happy People Make for Healthy People
    (19-APR-2005)
    Drop in stress hormone tied to reduced disease risk, study suggests

  • Heart Failure Drug May Raise Death Risk
    (19-APR-2005)
    Use nesiritide only as "last resort," researchers say

  • Statins May Halve Advanced Prostate Cancer Risk
    (18-APR-2005)
    Study hints at potential promise of cholesterol-busting drugs

  • Web Site Checks Up On Hospital Quality
    (18-APR-2005)
    New public-private initiative lets Americans compare local services

  • Obesity: Bad For Men, Women and Kids
    (18-APR-2005)
    Being overweight is hard on everyone's hearts, new studies find

  • Weight-Loss Drug Shows Further Promise in European Trial
    (15-APR-2005)
    Results for rimonabant trial parallel those of American study

  • Meat Preservative Could Preserve Human Heart
    (14-APR-2005)
    In animal studies, sodium nitrite reduced damage after cardiac arrest by 67%

  • New Clues to Killer Heart Failure
    (13-APR-2005)
    Underlying health problems may be best treatment target, researchers say

  • Tracking Kidney Patients' Cardiac Risks
    (12-APR-2005)
    Factors such as hypertension, smoking most effectively predict survival

  • Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk
    (11-APR-2005)
    In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

  • Heart Transplants in Babies Not Limited by Blood Type
    (08-APR-2005)
    Those under age 1 will accept organs that aren't a match, researchers say

  • Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal
    (08-APR-2005)
    Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

  • A New Blood Test for Heart Risk?
    (06-APR-2005)
    Study finds predictive value of a heart-produced molecule

  • Diuretics Best for High Blood Pressure
    (05-APR-2005)
    Large study found they beat out newer drugs when treating blacks and whites alike

  • Exercise, Stress Management Boost Heart Health
    (05-APR-2005)
    Patients with heart disease fared better than with drugs alone

  • Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol
    (02-APR-2005)
    Rat study suggests these drugs also strengthen artery walls

  • Procedure Offers Hope for Peripheral Artery Disease
    (02-APR-2005)
    It could spare many patients amputation of foot or leg

  • Statins Do More Than Lower Cholesterol
    (02-APR-2005)
    Rat study suggests these drugs also strengthen artery walls

  • Scientists Spot New Cholesterol-Lowering Target
    (01-APR-2005)
    Mice without a key protein cut their "bad" cholesterol in half

  • New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure
    (01-APR-2005)
    Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

  • Inflammation Key to Belly Fat 's Unhealthy Effects
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Fat cells produce compounds that boost arterial disease, study finds

  • Inflammation Key to Belly Fat 's Unhealthy Effects
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Fat cells produce compounds that boost arterial disease, study finds

  • Can Stem Cells Reverse Heart-Attack Damage?
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Therapy might revolutionize treatment of heart patients

  • Aspirin as Good as Warfarin for Some Stroke Prevention
    (30-MAR-2005)
    It's easier to use and equally effective against blocked brain arteries

  • Artery Cells Can Produce Heart Disease-Linked Protein
    (28-MAR-2005)
    C-reactive protein discovery a new insight into killer illness

  • New Surgery Detours Within Clogged Artery Walls
    (28-MAR-2005)
    The procedure can restore blood flow when all else fails, study says

  • Vitamin D Can Help Most Dialysis Patients
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Study finds it extends lives regardless of parathyroid activity

  • Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

  • Study Unravels Hysterectomy-Heart Disease Link
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Operation itself does not raise a woman's cardiovascular risk, study finds

  • High Blood Pressure: An Elusive Threat
    (19-MAR-2005)
    25 percent of Americans get inadequate therapy for hypertension, experts say

  • Veterans Heavier Than Rest of U.S. Population
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Finding spotlights need for obesity prevention at VA health centers

  • Racial Disparities Persist in Heart Care
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Studies point up gaps in many areas of cardiac treatment

  • Higher Elevations Healthier for Hearts
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Study finds lifespan increases with altitude

  • Higher Elevations Healthier for Hearts
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Study finds lifespan increases with altitude

  • Vitamin E Ups Heart Failure Risk
    (15-MAR-2005)
    Study also finds supplement doesn't prevent cancer or heart disease

  • Bill Clinton's Surgery Successful
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Doctors remove scar tissue, fluid buildup that resulted from his heart bypass last fall

  • Cholesterol Linked to Premature Aging Disorder
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Kids with progeria age quickly and die young from heart disease

  • Clot-Blocking Drug Combats Severe Heart Attacks
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Plavix keeps arteries open, improves survival rates, studies find

  • Clinton Surgery Called Rare, But Not Risky
    (09-MAR-2005)
    Doctors will remove fluid buildup following his bypass surgery

  • Computer-Alert System Reduces Blood Clots
    (09-MAR-2005)
    When prompted, physicians must decide whether to give preventive treatment

  • Sharply Lower Cholesterol Levels Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (08-MAR-2005)
    More study is needed before guidelines should be changed, researchers say

  • MRI Safe for Those With Pacemakers, Defibrillators
    (08-MAR-2005)
    The finding applies only to recent models of these implanted devices, however

  • Obesity May Encourage Heart Failure
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Heart-cell death rises tenfold in mice bred to be fat

  • Obesity May Encourage Heart Failure
    (08-MAR-2005)
    Heart-cell death rises tenfold in mice bred to be fat

  • Blood Sodium Levels Affect Heart Failure Survival
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Doctors should pay closer attention to this key factor, study finds

  • Laughter is Ha-Ha-Heart Healthy
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Blood flow increases when folks watch funny movies, study finds

  • Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk
    (07-MAR-2005)
    It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

  • Even Mild Depression Ups Heart Failure Death Risk
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Mortality rate was more than 50 percent higher in seven-year study

  • Implanted Defibrillator Helps Spot Death Risk
    (07-MAR-2005)
    It tracks trouble with daily heart rhythms, study finds

  • Diet, Exercise a Real Shortcut to Health
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Study shows big results come within 6 weeks

  • Hemophilia Drug Fights Most Lethal Form of Stroke
    (23-FEB-2005)
    It's the first agent to prove effective against hemorrhagic attack, experts say

  • Heart Failure Drug Extends Lives
    (21-FEB-2005)
    It's also relatively inexpensive, large study finds

  • Coated Stents Superior Over the Long Term
    (21-FEB-2005)
    Study finds advantages over bare-metal stents after three years

  • Wine Divine For Women's Hearts
    (21-FEB-2005)
    White or red, it may help keep heartbeats healthy

  • Fish Has Health Benefits, and a Few Risks
    (19-FEB-2005)
    Eat well, but remember mercury, experts advise

  • Gender Gap Closing in Heart Attack Treatment
    (18-FEB-2005)
    More women are getting recommended therapies, study finds

  • Aspirin Could Save More Women's Hearts
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Less than half of those who might benefit take the cheap, effective drug, study finds

  • Aspirin Could Save More Women's Hearts
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Less than half of those who might benefit take the cheap, effective drug, study finds

  • Gender Gap Closing in Heart Attack Treatment
    (18-FEB-2005)
    More women are getting recommended therapies, study finds

  • Aspirin Could Save More Women's Hearts
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Less than half of those who might benefit take the cheap, effective drug, study finds

  • Eating Well Staves Off Disability
    (08-FEB-2005)
    Dairy, fruits and vegetables can help you function better as you age, study finds

  • Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

  • 3 Risky Diabetes Drugs May Be Safe for Heart Patients
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Study finds drugs that FDA says should not be given actually may help diabetics.

  • Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

  • Put Your Heart on That To-Do List
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Women must keep a healthy lifestyle to avoid cardiovascular disease, experts advise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Attacks the Heart
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Study confirms it doubled the risk of heart failure in patients

  • Stopping Aspirin Therapy Boosts Stroke Dangers
    (02-FEB-2005)
    For stroke survivors, quitting aspirin triples risk

  • Southern Blacks More Prone to Die From Stroke
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Reasons for regional disparity unclear

  • Stopping Aspirin Therapy Boosts Stroke Dangers
    (02-FEB-2005)
    For stroke survivors, quitting aspirin triples risk

  • Southern Blacks More Prone to Die From Stroke
    (02-FEB-2005)
    Reasons for regional disparity unclear

  • New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

  • New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk
    (01-FEB-2005)
    Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

  • Smoggy Air May Harden Arteries
    (01-FEB-2005)
    L.A. residents show arterial thickening over time

  • Heart Threats May Lead to Nerve Damage in Diabetics
    (26-JAN-2005)
    High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity increase risk of neuropathy, study says

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

  • Tailored Drug Protects Heart Attack Patients
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Variation of anti-clotting agent heparin improves survival rates, study finds

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia
    (25-JAN-2005)
    Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

  • Poor Physical Performance Linked to Heart Risk
    (20-JAN-2005)
    Rats bred to have low exercise capacity have more risk factors

  • New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

  • New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

  • Implanted Defibrillator Research Convinces Medicare to Expand Its Use
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Study finds 23 percent lower death rate

  • Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease
    (18-JAN-2005)
    It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

  • Experts Fail to Perform CPR Correctly
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Medical personnel often don't follow recommended technique, studies show

  • FDA Panel Nixes Over-The-Counter Sale of Cholesterol Drug
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Advisers cite need for medical supervision when taking statins

  • High Blood Pressure: The New Childhood Scourge
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Overweight kids face risk of heart disease as adults

  • Drug-Coated Stents Best If Artery Closes Again
    (11-JAN-2005)
    Angioplasty less successful in treating such blockages, study finds

  • C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble
    (05-JAN-2005)
    It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

  • C-Reactive Protein a Red Flag for Heart Trouble
    (05-JAN-2005)
    It's as important as elevated cholesterol levels, studies find

  • Study Unlikely to Change Use of Hypertension Drugs
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Experts say diuretics safe enough, but alternatives do exist

  • Diet Fare Matters Less Than Diet Devotion
    (04-JAN-2005)
    No popular weight-loss plan stands out, but perseverance is key, study finds

  • Aspirin Use Lags Among Diabetic Women
    (03-JAN-2005)
    Study: They're not using therapy to prevent heart disease

  • Dual-Chamber Pacemakers Better for Heart Patients
    (03-JAN-2005)
    They cost more, but reduce hospitalizations and disability, study finds

  • Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb
    (02-JAN-2005)
    Excess weight leads to serious adult health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease

  • Some Wireless Devices Safe Near Pacemakers
    (30-DEC-2004)
    Personal digital assistants didn't interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators

  • More Kids at Risk for Future Heart Trouble
    (30-DEC-2004)
    Experts warn many already showing signs

  • Drugs Recommended to Clear Heart Arteries
    (29-DEC-2004)
    Bypass no better for most having elective vascular surgery

  • Exercise Cuts Heart, Diabetes Risk Factors
    (29-DEC-2004)
    Program reduces incidence of metabolic syndrome

  • Internal Clock Affects Heart Rhythm Patterns
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Finding could lead to better understanding of heart disease

  • Fine-Tune Your Intake of Fatty Acids
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Omega-3 and omega-6 acids are vital to a healthy diet

  • Drug-Eluting Stents Work for Restenosis
    (27-DEC-2004)
    Effective treatment for repeat in-stent narrowing

  • MRI Helps Judge Heart Attack Size
    (27-DEC-2004)
    Accurately measures extent of damage in dogs

  • Chocolate: A Boon for the Libido and the Heart
    (26-DEC-2004)
    Research suggests it packs some surprising health benefits

  • Don't Let Shoveling Snow You Under
    (25-DEC-2004)
    Take it easy when you attack the driveway after a blizzard

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Keep Heart Beating
    (20-DEC-2004)
    They acted like pacemaker in animal trials

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Valuable Tools
    (20-DEC-2004)
    They may better reflect daily hypertension readings, heart experts say

  • U.S. Halts Use of Celebrex in Cancer Trial
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Will review heart safety of all cox-2 inhibitors

  • Pacemakers Can Avert Fatal Attack in Some Epilepsy Patients
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Study found slowed or stopped heartbeats during seizures

  • More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

  • More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

  • A Puzzling Blood Pressure Drug Finding
    (14-DEC-2004)
    Supposed danger of calcium channel blockers requires further study, experts say

  • Study Urges Delay for Implantable Defibrillators
    (08-DEC-2004)
    Inserting them right after heart attack doesn't cut death rate

  • Fingertip Test Catches Early Signs of Heart Disease
    (07-DEC-2004)
    Check of smallest vessels a clue to condition of coronary arteries

  • Heart Risk Factors for Obese Kids Murky
    (06-DEC-2004)
    Blood pressure rose in 1990s, but cholesterol remained unchanged

  • New Approach to Lowering Cholesterol Tested
    (02-DEC-2004)
    Drugs that attack atherosclerosis work well in mice

  • Patients Can Self-Treat Atrial Fibrillation
    (01-DEC-2004)
    ER visits, hospital visits down by 90%, study finds

  • Obese Kids Prone to Enlarged Hearts as Adults
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Added weight puts strain on developing heart muscle, study finds

  • Microwave Technology Steadies Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Minimally invasive surgery blocks atrial fibrillation

  • Diabetics Suffering Less From Heart Disease
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Study finds big declines, but improvements needed

  • Diabetics Suffering Less From Heart Disease
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Study finds big declines, but improvements needed

  • Experts Urge Widening Key Test for Diabetics
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Screen could find heart, kidney problems in nondiabetics, too

  • Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

  • New Weapon Against Arrhythmias
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Implantable cardioverter defibrillators benefit both men and women

  • Two-Pronged Cholesterol Approach Works
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Lifting 'good' lipids, lowering 'bad' cuts cardiovascular events

  • Clot-Busting Drugs Don't Lead to Rare Heart-Bleeding Problem
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Widespread use of these medicines hasn't increased rate of cardiac tamponade

  • Morphine Increases Death Risk for Heart Patients
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Study found chances of trouble go up by almost 50 percent

  • Gender, Ethnic Gaps Found in Heart Care
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Men, blacks usually fare worse, studies find

  • Binge Drinking Raises Death Risk After Heart Attack
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Study finds odds doubled for those who did so in previous year

  • Even Placebo Pills Can Help Heart-Failure Patients
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Survival rates were higher if pill regimen was followed, study finds

  • Hypertension Drugs Serve Another Role
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Save lives in those with heart disease and normal blood pressure

  • Lipitor May Aid Memory in Alzheimer's
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Small study needs confirmation, experts say

  • Even Placebo Pills Can Help Heart-Failure Patients
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Survival rates were higher if pill regimen was followed, study finds

  • Obesity Drug Shows Great Promise
    (09-NOV-2004)
    Trial participants had sustained weight loss of almost 20 pounds over two years

  • tients Treated Same
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care than angioplasty patients

  • ds Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart
    (08-NOV-2004)
    The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

  • Drug Combo Cuts Heart Disease Death Rate in Blacks
    (08-NOV-2004)
    But researchers believe the therapy would benefit all races

  • Knowing Why Grandpa Died May Save You
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Government urges Americans to know their family medical history

  • ds Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart
    (08-NOV-2004)
    The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

  • ds Rich in Alpha-Linolenic Acid May Protect the Heart
    (08-NOV-2004)
    The substance appeared to reduce the risk of death in women, study finds

  • Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries
    (07-NOV-2004)
    Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

  • Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries
    (07-NOV-2004)
    Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

  • Study Faults Popular Hypertension Drug
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Atenolol doesn't prevent heart deaths, Swedish researchers say

  • Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart
    (01-NOV-2004)
    It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

  • Excess Weight Hurts Even Seemingly Healthy Heart
    (01-NOV-2004)
    It limits the muscle's ability to expand and contract, study finds

  • Heart Doctor Is Next Cereal Box Celebrity
    (26-OCT-2004)
    New York cardiologist preaches heart-healthy lifestyle

  • Blood Vessel Function May Point to Heart Problems
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Root of those problems can be traced to childhood ills such as obesity

  • New Stents Tied to Rare Heart Attack Risk
    (21-OCT-2004)
    It may increase if anti-clotting therapy stops

  • New Stents Tied to Rare Heart Attack Risk
    (21-OCT-2004)
    It may increase if anti-clotting therapy stops

  • New Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Promise
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Minimally invasive technique takes half the time of traditional surgery, works as well

  • New 'Superaspirin' Prevents Colon Cancer in Mice
    (19-OCT-2004)
    And it works without causing gastrointestinal bleeding, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure
    (18-OCT-2004)
    It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

  • Phone-in Care Doesn't Help Heart Failure Patients
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Monitoring by nurses didn't improve re-hospitalization rates, study found

  • Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure
    (18-OCT-2004)
    It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

  • Blood Pressure Drug Helps Fight Heart Failure
    (18-OCT-2004)
    It cuts death and hospitalization rates, study says

  • Binge Drinking May Be Bad for the Blood
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Alcohol causes platelets to stick, but red wine does not, study finds

  • Common Heart Drugs May Slow Alzheimer's
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Experts caution larger trial needed on ACE inhibitors

  • Parents Affect Kids' Heart Disease Risk
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Maternal smoking, lack of exercise just two of the factors

  • Alcohol Could Hike Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Moderate to heavy male drinkers faced 25% to 46% greater risk of atrial fibrillation

  • Schools Must Help in Fight Against Obesity
    (12-OCT-2004)
    Physical activity and good nutrition should be stressed, heart experts say

  • Stem Cell Molecules Repair Genetic Damage
    (07-OCT-2004)
    They sent signals that fixed damaged heart cells in mice, study says

  • Caution Urged on Transfusions in Some Heart Patients
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Finding of higher death rate among those with anemia, study suggests

  • HRT's Link to Higher Blood Clot Risk Confirmed
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Study also finds odds higher in older, heavier women

  • Sibling Heart Attack a Sign You're at Risk, Too
    (04-OCT-2004)
    Aggressive steps should be taken to lower that risk, study finds

  • Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men
    (27-SEP-2004)
    But some experts question its worth

  • Treadmill Test Predicts Heart Risk in Men
    (27-SEP-2004)
    But some experts question its worth

  • Statins Expand Their Role in Protecting the Heart
    (24-SEP-2004)
    They're now recommended for some people without obvious cholesterol problems

  • Anger Linked to Heart Disease Inflammation
    (23-SEP-2004)
    It boosts blood levels of C-reactive protein, study finds

  • Nondiabetics Should Watch Blood Sugar, Too
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Study finds high levels a heart risk for them, also

  • Nondiabetics Should Watch Blood Sugar, Too
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Study finds high levels a heart risk for them, also

  • Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease
    (20-SEP-2004)
    More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage

  • Child Abuse Leads to Adult Heart Disease
    (20-SEP-2004)
    It adversely affects the body and mind, study finds

  • Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease
    (20-SEP-2004)
    More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage

  • Aggressive Therapy After Heart Attack Backed
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Drugs, quick angioplasty deemed safe and effective

  • Aggressive Therapy After Heart Attack Backed
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Drugs, quick angioplasty deemed safe and effective

  • Intensive Statin Use Not for All Heart Patients
    (15-SEP-2004)
    High doses don't always prevent problems, and may cause some

  • Exercise Can Keep Heart Failure in Check
    (14-SEP-2004)
    It keeps the muscle from growing stiff, research finds

  • Heart Drugs May Also Strengthen Bone
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Beta blockers associated with lower fracture risk

  • New Guidelines Issued for Avoiding Air Travel Clots
    (13-SEP-2004)
    They include stretching exercises and drinking liquids, but not alcohol or caffeine

  • New Guidelines Issued for Avoiding Air Travel Clots
    (13-SEP-2004)
    They include stretching exercises and drinking liquids, but not alcohol or caffeine

  • Upping the Ante to Lower Cholesterol
    (10-SEP-2004)
    New national goals seek to cut risk of heart attack and stroke

  • Drug Reduces Cardiac Arrest by 21 Percent
    (08-SEP-2004)
    It's of real value to those at high risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds

  • Common Antibiotic Tied to Rare, Fatal Heart Effect
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Erythromycin combined with some drugs can raise risk, study finds

  • Health Claims OK'd for Foods with Fatty Acids
    (08-SEP-2004)
    FDA says fish, supplements with omega-3 cuts heart disease

  • FDA Nod Won't Guarantee Drug Safety
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Studies on Vioxx, Zocor find post-approval problems

  • Implanted Defibrillators Cut Down on Cardiac Arrest
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Study finds benefits of implantation over 17-year period

  • Ignoring Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Costs Billions
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Untreated smoking, hypertension, cholesterol has fiscal toll

  • Angina Drug Safe for Long-Term Use
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Study finds lower heart-failure rates with nifedipine

  • Older Americans Aren't Being Treated for High Blood Pressure
    (31-AUG-2004)
    A systolic reading of 160 or higher is dangerous, study says

  • Rehab Improves Survival After Heart Attack
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Study finds participation raises chances by 50%

  • Angina Drug Safe for Long-Term Use
    (31-AUG-2004)
    Study finds lower heart-failure rates with nifedipine

  • Enzyme Halts Runaway Inflammation
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Could be model for drugs that fight wide range of illnesses

  • Imaging Technique May Give Heart Attack Early Warning
    (25-AUG-2004)
    It could highlight dangerous plaque deposits in arteries

  • Statin Drugs Help Clear Clogged Arteries
    (24-AUG-2004)
    They cut plaque buildup in arteries of hospitalized patients

  • Statin Drugs Help Clear Clogged Arteries
    (24-AUG-2004)
    They cut plaque buildup in arteries of hospitalized patients

  • High Blood Pressure Up 30% in U.S.
    (23-AUG-2004)
    65 million adults have it, government report says

  • Snake Venom Provides Clue to Heart Drugs
    (18-AUG-2004)
    It helped scientists figure out why new medication harmed some patients

  • An Aspirin a Day -- Good Medicine For Many
    (18-AUG-2004)
    It can help heart patients but may pose risks for others

  • Stress Test Can Miss Heart Disease
    (17-AUG-2004)
    56% of those who passed then flunked scan for hardening of arteries

  • Stress Test Can Miss Heart Disease
    (17-AUG-2004)
    56% of those who passed then flunked scan for hardening of arteries

  • Heart Pump Lengthens Lives
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Helps congestive heart failure patients live longer

  • Device Helps Bystanders Restart Failing Hearts
    (11-AUG-2004)
    Minimal training and defibrillators could save thousands

  • New Clot Preventer Saves Lives and Money
    (10-AUG-2004)
    Drug given faster, with fewer complications during artery-opening procedures

  • Blood Pressure Drug Shows Side Effects
    (09-AUG-2004)
    ACE inhibitors can cause mouth and lip swelling, breathing problems

  • Heart Drugs Don't Slow Lung Disease
    (09-AUG-2004)
    ACE inhibitors, statins don't improve survival with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

  • Two Drivers Help on the Road to Recovery
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Golfer Nancy Lopez and husband, Ray Knight, credit teamwork for his comeback from a heart attack

  • Two Drivers Help on the Road to Recovery
    (06-AUG-2004)
    Golfer Nancy Lopez and husband, Ray Knight, credit teamwork for his comeback from a heart attack

  • Diuretic Not Suited for Everyone With Heart Failure
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Those on spironolactone and ACE inhibitors need monitoring, researchers caution

  • Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients
    (03-AUG-2004)
    Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

  • Antioxidant Supplements Don't Prevent Heart Disease
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Study finds nutrients in diet protect better

  • MRIs, Heart Implants Can Coexist Safely
    (02-AUG-2004)
    Study still urges caution for those with pacemakers, defibrillators

  • Many Heart Patients Fail to Get Needed Drugs
    (02-AUG-2004)
    One-third of those with heart failure aren't prescribed ACE inhibitors

  • Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

  • Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

  • Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

  • Drug Cuts Death Risk for Heart Patients
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Clonidine helps when given before non-cardiac surgery

  • Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems
    (27-JUL-2004)
    Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

  • Vacations Can be a Heart-Stopper
    (23-JUL-2004)
    If you're at risk of a heart attack, take it easy on your next trip

  • How Homer Helps Your Heart
    (23-JUL-2004)
    Rhythms of ancient poetry synchronize beating with breathing

  • Study Questions Combo Therapy for Stroke Patients
    (23-JUL-2004)
    Using aspirin with anti-clotting medication increases risk of bleeding problems

  • Is Angioplasty Right for All Heart Patients?
    (23-JUL-2004)
    Experts differ over procedure's merits in many cases

  • No Drop in Incidence of Heart Failure
    (20-JUL-2004)
    But survival has inched up over 20 years, study finds

  • Statin Drug Helps Kids Who Inherit High Cholesterol
    (20-JUL-2004)
    It reduces arterial wall thickness and blood fat levels

  • Experts Urge Tighter Cholesterol Control
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Recommended even lower levels for high-risk persons

  • Beta Blockers Safe for Heart-Failure Patients
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Benefits outweigh possible side effects

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to Abnormal Heartbeat
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Screening for nighttime disorder urged in atrial fibrillation patients

  • Gene Therapy Offers Alternative to Heart Drugs
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Could sidestep side effects of calcium channel blockers

  • Ginseng Dims Blood Thinner's Potency
    (07-JUL-2004)
    Herb may undermine warfarin's anti-clotting action

  • Common Clot-Buster May Have a Superior
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Variation of heparin effective and easier to use