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  • 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

  • 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

  • Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
    (24-May-2017)
    Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

  • Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
    (24-May-2017)
    Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

  • Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?
    (24-May-2017)
    13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

  • Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers
    (24-May-2017)
    Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat
    (23-May-2017)
    Study shows the more someone stops breathing at night, the greater the risk of atrial fibrillation

  • Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation
    (22-May-2017)
    Drug will treat adults with a condition called vasculitis

  • Increasing Numbers of Pregnant Women Also Have Heart Disease
    (22-May-2017)
    Multiple specialists may be needed to care for these expectant moms, researcher says

  • Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart
    (22-May-2017)
    Weight-lifters using the synthetic hormones have lower pumping capacity, study finds

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

  • Fruits, Veggies May Benefit Your Legs, Too
    (18-May-2017)
    Healthy diet may provide protection from peripheral artery disease, study says

  • 'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth
    (17-May-2017)
    Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

  • Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
    (17-May-2017)
    Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

  • Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
    (17-May-2017)
    Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

  • Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist
    (17-May-2017)
    They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

  • 'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth
    (17-May-2017)
    Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

  • Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide
    (17-May-2017)
    Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

  • 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

  • Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
    (16-May-2017)
    Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

  • Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography
    (16-May-2017)
    U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, 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

  • Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography
    (16-May-2017)
    U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

  • Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study
    (15-May-2017)
    But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game

  • Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes
    (15-May-2017)
    Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

  • '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

  • Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes
    (15-May-2017)
    Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • What Harms the Young Heart Also Hurts the Brain Later
    (10-May-2017)
    High blood pressure, smoking in teens tied to worse mental functioning at mid-life, study finds

  • Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital
    (10-May-2017)
    Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

  • Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest
    (10-May-2017)
    Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

  • Just 5 Percent of Daily Salt Gets Added at the Table
    (08-May-2017)
    Processed foods, restaurant meals account for most sodium intake in average U.S. diet, study shows

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Coping With Hardening of the Arteries
    (04-May-2017)
    Ways to get support

  • Bystander CPR Not Only Saves Lives, It Lessens Disability: Study
    (04-May-2017)
    Good Samaritans can help prevent brain damage, nursing home care for cardiac arrest victims

  • Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?
    (03-May-2017)
    It won't help your heart and could even hurt it, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It
    (01-May-2017)
    Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

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

  • 1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It
    (01-May-2017)
    Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

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

  • Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study
    (26-Apr-2017)
    British study says their treatment, compared to men, needs drastic improvement

  • Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?
    (26-Apr-2017)
    This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

  • Oktoberfest Study Links Boozing to Heart Woes
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Munich researchers find 1 in 3 beer drinkers tracked at festival experienced abnormal heart rhythm

  • Energy Drinks May Give the Heart an Unhealthy Jolt
    (26-Apr-2017)
    Popular beverages also affect blood pressure for hours, small trial shows

  • Is a Low-Salt Diet Always Healthy?
    (25-Apr-2017)
    Study claims current guidelines are too restrictive when there's sufficient potassium intake

  • 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

  • Waist Size, Not Weight, May be Key to Life Span
    (24-Apr-2017)
    Even those who aren't overweight are at risk of death if they've got a paunch, researchers report

  • 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

  • Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Pedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

  • When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way
    (20-Apr-2017)
    These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say

  • Do Diet Sodas Pose Health Risks?
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Study suggests -- but does not prove -- a possible link to stroke, dementia

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

  • Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of 'high-intensity' treatment, researchers say

  • 4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
    (19-Apr-2017)
    This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

  • Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

  • Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?
    (14-Apr-2017)
    Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

  • Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

  • Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

  • Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

  • Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say

  • Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise
    (12-Apr-2017)
    But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients

  • Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

  • Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Pending FDA regulations should remove nearly all of this unhealthy substance from your diet, experts say

  • Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

  • The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

  • A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

  • The Grayer His Hair, the Higher His Heart Risk?
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

  • A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

  • Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

  • Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

  • More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

  • More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

  • 10 Minutes of Sweat a Day Helps Kids' Hearts
    (08-Apr-2017)
    Replacing light exercise with vigorous activity could greatly benefit some kids and teens, study finds

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

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

  • 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

  • Men More Prone to Severe Psoriasis: Study
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Researchers say this may explain why more males seek treatment for the skin disease

  • Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

  • Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

  • Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?
    (06-Apr-2017)
    Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

  • 'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

  • High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches

  • Fitness, Not Fat, Is Key to Post-Stroke Recovery
    (05-Apr-2017)
    People who exercised regularly before their attack had lower odds for disability after, study found

  • 'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

  • High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Angina
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Factors that can trigger chest pain

  • High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

  • Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust
    (03-Apr-2017)
    These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

  • As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

  • Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight
    (03-Apr-2017)
    For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight

  • Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust
    (03-Apr-2017)
    These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

  • For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

  • Heart Devices 101: Guide to the Tools That Keep You Ticking
    (02-Apr-2017)
    FDA offers glossary of terms to help you understand your doctor's advice

  • Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

  • Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

  • When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers
    (29-Mar-2017)
    With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

  • When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers
    (29-Mar-2017)
    With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

  • What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types

  • Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools
    (27-Mar-2017)
    Easy-to-use portable devices can prevent deaths from sudden cardiac arrest, researchers say

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

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

  • Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

  • Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
    (23-Mar-2017)
    But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

  • Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
    (23-Mar-2017)
    But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Ways to help ward off complications

  • Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

  • Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study
    (20-Mar-2017)
    Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

  • Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

  • New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

  • Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

  • New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

  • Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

  • New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
    (17-Mar-2017)
    Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

  • 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

  • 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

  • U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
    (15-Mar-2017)
    Altered weather patterns may already hurt your health, nation's physicians warn

  • Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study
    (14-Mar-2017)
    More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

  • Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say
    (13-Mar-2017)
    But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

  • Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

  • Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

  • Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
    (13-Mar-2017)
    Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

  • Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change
    (11-Mar-2017)
    Researcher says genetics play a part in whether you're a night owl, which can make daylight saving a tough transition

  • 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

  • Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

  • Health Tip: Resuming Activities After a Heart Attack
    (09-Mar-2017)
    When is the right time?

  • 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

  • Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

  • 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

  • Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

  • Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

  • More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
    (08-Mar-2017)
    If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

  • Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season

  • Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

  • Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

  • Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?
    (07-Mar-2017)
    New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life

  • Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

  • Poor Diet Tied to Half of U.S. Deaths From Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Study explores which foods and nutrients may be helpful or harmful

  • 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

  • Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Problem also more likely in men and patients under 39, though chances are still low

  • Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

  • Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

  • Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

  • Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

  • Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications
    (28-Feb-2017)
    This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

  • Study Tracks Bleeding Risk From Common Blood Thinners
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Research looked specifically at bleeds inside the skull and near the brain

  • Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems
    (27-Feb-2017)
    While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

  • Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems
    (27-Feb-2017)
    While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

  • More Exercise, Fewer Pounds: Cut Your Heart Failure Risk
    (27-Feb-2017)
    Link was stronger for common but difficult-to-treat type of heart failure

  • Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

  • Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

  • 10 Daily Servings of Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Longevity
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Reductions seen in risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and early death

  • Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

  • Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk?
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

  • Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

  • More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

  • Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

  • Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

  • Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

  • Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

  • MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …
    (22-Feb-2017)
    … if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

  • Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age?
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

  • After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

  • Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study found increased risk of dementia, depression in five years following brain attack

  • Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

  • Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

  • Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

  • For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

  • Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings
    (21-Feb-2017)
    And that's especially true for women, study suggests

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • Loneliness Often Plagues Black Women at Risk for Heart Disease
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Social isolation boosts their chances for cardiovascular trouble, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings
    (21-Feb-2017)
    And that's especially true for women, study suggests

  • Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

  • After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

  • Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too
    (21-Feb-2017)
    While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Heart Disease Risk
    (20-Feb-2017)
    Tips to benefit your ticker

  • 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

  • Shocks From Implanted Defibrillators Trigger Health Costs of Their Own
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Even when the shock was inappropriate, many people still got invasive medical procedures afterwards, study finds

  • 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

  • Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

  • 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 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

  • Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

  • Amphetamine Abuse Abuses the Heart
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Study finds arteries of recreational users look older than their years

  • 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

  • Gym Membership Makes Your Heart Fitter, Too
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Study found health club members were far more likely to meet physical activity recommendations

  • 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

  • Gym Membership Makes Your Heart Fitter, Too
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Study found health club members were far more likely to meet physical activity recommendations

  • Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn
    (07-Feb-2017)
    With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

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

  • Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn
    (07-Feb-2017)
    With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

  • Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise
    (06-Feb-2017)
    But those with atrial fibrillation are also more likely to live, study says

  • 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

  • Can Pregnancy Harm Your Heart?
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Links uncovered between preterm birth, multiple children and future cardiac problems

  • Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too
    (01-Feb-2017)
    This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

  • Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

  • The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

  • Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks
    (31-Jan-2017)
    American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier

  • Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women
    (31-Jan-2017)
    Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

  • Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

  • Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

  • 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

  • Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles
    (30-Jan-2017)
    Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

  • 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

  • Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds
    (23-Jan-2017)
    4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

  • Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Poor females 25 percent more likely to have a heart attack than male peers

  • 17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure
    (19-Jan-2017)
    'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

  • Higher Risk of Heart Disease for Blacks in Poorer Neighborhoods
    (18-Jan-2017)
    Preventive measures must address social policies, researcher says

  • Hispanics, Blacks Less Likely to Get High Blood Pressure Treatment: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Less than half from any group had BP under good control

  • Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
    (16-Jan-2017)
    In lab tests, caffeine blocked inflammatory response, but did not prove cause-and-effect

  • Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

  • Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

  • Pregnancy OK for Most Women With Congenital Heart Conditions: Report
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Preconception counseling helps moms-to-be understand potential risks, doctors say

  • 'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks
    (12-Jan-2017)
    New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

  • Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain

  • High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

  • Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery
    (11-Jan-2017)
    The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

  • High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

  • Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery
    (11-Jan-2017)
    The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

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

  • Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease
    (10-Jan-2017)
    In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

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

  • Timely Tips for Safe Snow Removal
    (07-Jan-2017)
    The sedentary are most at risk for injury, doctors say

  • 'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor'
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

  • Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended
    (04-Jan-2017)
    Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

  • 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

  • Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too
    (03-Jan-2017)
    Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

  • 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

  • Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
    (29-Dec-2016)
    The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

  • Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

  • Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

  • Heart Failure Drug Shows Promise in First Human Trial
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Cimaglermin appears to strengthen cells and improve heart function, researchers report

  • On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'
    (27-Dec-2016)
    When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

  • 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

  • Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

  • 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

  • Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
    (20-Dec-2016)
    But the overall risk of early death is still quite low

  • Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
    (19-Dec-2016)
    While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

  • Women Fare Better Than Men After a Heart Valve Replacement
    (19-Dec-2016)
    While women initially have more complications, chances of survival are higher, study says

  • Taking a Holiday Trip? Protect Yourself From Blood Clots
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Sitting for long periods puts you at risk for potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis

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

  • A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

  • Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

  • A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival
    (14-Dec-2016)
    Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

  • Where You Live May Determine How You Die
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

  • Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
    (09-Dec-2016)
    But findings from small study are unlikely to change current practice, doctors say

  • Heart Failure Protein May Signal Early Brain Damage
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Higher levels indicated potential trouble, study showed

  • For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide?
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

  • Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk
    (07-Dec-2016)
    People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

  • Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients
    (07-Dec-2016)
    Study shows higher early death and heart failure risk from slight increase in numbers

  • Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk
    (07-Dec-2016)
    People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

  • Study Finds Worrisome Heart Effects Among Some Football Players
    (05-Dec-2016)
    It suggests college linemen have higher blood pressure, thickening of heart wall

  • Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

  • 11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Study found those who suffered more brain damage were more likely to have seizures afterwards

  • Regular Drinkers, Irregular Heartbeat?
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Even moderate amounts of alcohol may contribute to atrial fibrillation, study suggests

  • Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

  • Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

  • After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

  • Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

  • Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study
    (01-Dec-2016)
    Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

  • Wider Low-Dose Aspirin Use Would Save U.S. $692 Billion: Study
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Many patients who should take it don't, researchers say

  • Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

  • Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

  • Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health
    (29-Nov-2016)
    U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

  • Does a Little Daily Drinking Really Help the Heart?
    (29-Nov-2016)
    Study found no evidence that moderate intake keeps arteries clear

  • Many Women With Chronic Ills Don't Use Online Tools
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Research suggests older, less-educated females are missing out on help or support

  • 3 Keys to Cutting Your Risk of Heart Failure
    (28-Nov-2016)
    Guarding against obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes at middle age may slash risk, study finds

  • A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke
    (24-Nov-2016)
    But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

  • A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke
    (24-Nov-2016)
    But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

  • A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke
    (24-Nov-2016)
    But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

  • Hearts of Healthy People With Gene Mutations May Be 'Primed to Fail'
    (23-Nov-2016)
    About 35 million people worldwide face heart failure risk from genetic flaws, researchers say

  • Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

  • Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

  • Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk
    (21-Nov-2016)
    Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

  • Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (19-Nov-2016)
    Adopting healthy behaviors might lower risk of atrial fibrillation, study suggests

  • Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina
    (18-Nov-2016)
    One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

  • Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina
    (18-Nov-2016)
    One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

  • Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina
    (18-Nov-2016)
    One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

  • Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina
    (18-Nov-2016)
    One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

  • 'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

  • Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • 'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study
    (17-Nov-2016)
    But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

  • Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

  • Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Good news is that many can be prevented

  • Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

  • Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

  • Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

  • Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk
    (16-Nov-2016)
    Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

  • Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack

  • Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

  • Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.
    (15-Nov-2016)
    But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

  • Coming Soon: Lower Cholesterol From a Twice-a-Year Shot?
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Injectable drugs could provide major advance in heart-disease prevention, researchers say

  • Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack

  • Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

  • Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

  • 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

  • U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

  • Sharp Drop in Blood Pressure After Rx May Be Risky for Some Heart Patients
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Early study suggests potential downside, but more research is needed, experts say

  • 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

  • Trouble Sleeping Tied to Higher Risk for Irregular Heartbeat
    (14-Nov-2016)
    Atrial fibrillation can trigger strokes, study authors note

  • 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

  • Statins May Boost Survival Odds After Cardiac Arrest
    (12-Nov-2016)
    Those already taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs were more likely to be alive one year later, study says

  • Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit
    (11-Nov-2016)
    And the longer it is since you had a cigarette, the lower your odds of trouble, study suggests

  • Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

  • High-Dose Statins Boost Survival: Study
    (09-Nov-2016)
    Increased doses reduced death risk in those with existing heart disease

  • Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night
    (08-Nov-2016)
    Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

  • A Future Challenge for Some Cancer Survivors: Heart Disease
    (07-Nov-2016)
    The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the risk, study suggests

  • Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Brings Bigger Heart Benefits to Women: Study
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Researchers suggest their bodies may respond differently than men after procedure

  • Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

  • Too Many Kids Still Eating Too Much Salt
    (03-Nov-2016)
    9 out of 10 exceed daily recommendations, CDC researchers find

  • Heavy Drinking While Young May Mean Hefty Health Tab Later
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Study suggests alcohol might harm brain, body even if one stops abusing by age 30

  • Does Living in Poor Neighborhood Up Stroke Risk?
    (01-Nov-2016)
    Unhealthy behaviors are more common in disadvantaged areas, researcher says

  • 'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

  • Does 'Good' Cholesterol Matter in Heart Disease Risk?
    (31-Oct-2016)
    Lifestyle appears more important than the HDL number, study suggests

  • Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients
    (28-Oct-2016)
    It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

  • Device Approved to Prevent Second Strokes in Certain Heart Patients
    (28-Oct-2016)
    It's for people who had prior stroke related to a hole in the heart

  • Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

  • Heart Group Advises Personalized Nutrition Counseling
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Providers should take ethnic, cultural and individual preferences into account

  • Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

  • Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young
    (25-Oct-2016)
    Utah study suggests elderly and ill aren't the only ones hurt by dirty air

  • Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

  • 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

  • Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

  • Pregnancy May Boost Stroke Risk in Younger Women: Study
    (24-Oct-2016)
    But absolute risk is very small; researchers not sure of reasons why

  • 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

  • Study Counters Notion That Heart Surgery Poses More Kidney Risks to Women
    (20-Oct-2016)
    If factors such as other health conditions are taken into account, gender difference disappears

  • Digestive Byproduct Tied to Meat Raises Risks for Some Heart Patients
    (19-Oct-2016)
    Those with narrowed leg arteries and high levels of the byproduct had higher odds of dying early, study suggests

  • Are Vegetarian Diets Heart-Healthier?
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk, but one expert is skeptical of research

  • Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study
    (18-Oct-2016)
    If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk for Post-Op Problems
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Certain patients should be checked for the disorder before having surgery, researchers say

  • No Link Between Caffeine, Irregular Heartbeat in Heart Failure Patient Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Stress test didn't show short-term changes after coffee drinking

  • Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

  • Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

  • Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease
    (11-Oct-2016)
    Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

  • 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

  • Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

  • Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

  • Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Lags Behind Other Wealthy Nations
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Diabetes, drugs and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in new global report

  • Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts
    (06-Oct-2016)
    Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

  • Brain Aneurysm: Lack of Awareness Can Cost Lives
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Husband of late TV journalist leads effort to educate people about the warning signs

  • More Research Cites Salt's Potential Health Risks
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Every half-teaspoon or so raises risk of premature death by 12 percent, study suggests

  • Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa
    (03-Oct-2016)
    But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

  • It May Be Time to Punt on Your Favorite Football Fare
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Nutrition expert says tailgating standards aren't scoring any heart-health points

  • 1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

  • Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

  • 'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study links deep belly fat to greater odds for cardiovascular risk factors

  • Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality
    (26-Sep-2016)
    Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

  • Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women
    (20-Sep-2016)
    Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

  • 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

  • Early Menopause Linked to Higher Heart Disease, Death Risks
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Findings highlight need for certain women to discuss hormone therapy with their doctor, researchers say

  • 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

  • Diet or Exercise: What's Best for the Middle-Aged Heart
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Study finds each effective, as long as healthy weight loss is the result

  • 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

  • Extreme Preemies May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure as Adults
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Smaller kidneys and blood vessel abnormalities more likely as these babies age, researchers say

  • 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

  • Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

  • 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

  • Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some
    (14-Sep-2016)
    Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk

  • Smoking Thickens Heart Wall, Leading to Heart Failure: Study
    (13-Sep-2016)
    The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk of damage

  • Sugar Companies Shifted Focus to Fat as Heart Harm: Study
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Decades-old documents show researchers were paid to influence scientific thinking, researchers say

  • What's Regular Exercise Worth? Maybe $2,500 Per Year
    (08-Sep-2016)
    That's how much a new study says the average adult with heart disease might save in health care costs

  • New Electrical Stimulation Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Move Paralyzed Hand
    (08-Sep-2016)
    With help of sensor-laden glove, good hand used to regain some control of inert hand

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for heart and kidney problems, not just stroke

  • Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Be Tied to Wider Range of Ills
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Review links atrial fibrillation to increased risk for heart and kidney problems, not just stroke

  • Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

  • A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Being overweight ups odds for most prevalent form of attack, but may slightly lower chances for another type

  • Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report

  • Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Once a week or more may take toll, study finds, but at least one cardiologist questions the findings

  • Thyroid Levels in High-Normal Range May Be Linked to Cardiac Arrest
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Study isn't cause for alarm, cardiologist says, but hormone could be more 'toxic' than thought

  • Alcohol Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Ups Stroke Risk: Study
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Doctors should ask patients with atrial fibrillation about their drinking

  • 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

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • 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

  • Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks
    (30-Aug-2016)
    CPAP helped patients feel better, but didn't cut odds for heart death, heart attack or stroke, study found

  • 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

  • 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 Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

  • Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

  • 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

  • Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise
    (29-Aug-2016)
    Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

  • Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter
    (25-Aug-2016)
    If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

  • Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years

  • Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

  • Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk
    (24-Aug-2016)
    People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found

  • Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

  • Mouse Study Suggests Stem Cells May Reverse Stroke Damage
    (22-Aug-2016)
    Experimental treatment helped new brain cells grow

  • 'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

  • 'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart
    (19-Aug-2016)
    Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

  • Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

  • Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

  • Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease

  • Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Blood condition is common among older patients

  • Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Study suggests doctors reconsider their use in the absence of heart attack, heart failure

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

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

  • Heat Waves Hit Seniors Hardest
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

  • Do Angioplasty Patients Really Need Beta-Blocker Drugs?
    (16-Aug-2016)
    Study suggests doctors reconsider their use in the absence of heart attack, heart failure

  • Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
    (15-Aug-2016)
    DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem

  • Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations
    (15-Aug-2016)
    Gains against heart disease and stroke, especially in Western Europe, likely behind the shift

  • How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents
    (15-Aug-2016)
    Lower risk of dying from heart disease if mom and dad lived past 70, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Hardened Arteries
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Here's what you can do

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fidget Your Way to a Healthier Heart
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Tapping toes, other movement when sitting for long periods may help benefit blood vessels, study suggests

  • Task Force Calls for More Study Into Risks, Benefits of Kids' Cholesterol Screening
    (09-Aug-2016)
    Panel does recommend screening kids for obesity starting at age 6

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

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

  • When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathy

  • Heart Risk Factors Rise Before Menopause
    (03-Aug-2016)
    'Danger zone' for women earlier than thought, study finds

  • Study Links Sleep Problems to Stroke Risk, Recovery
    (03-Aug-2016)
    Treating sleep difficulties may reduce the threat, neurologist says

  • Diabetes Drug Victoza Might Not Help Advanced Heart Failure Patients
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Study participants may have been too sick to benefit from the medication, diabetes expert says

  • Fat May Not Hike Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    But it does raise diabetes risk, research with twins found

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

  • Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart
    (28-Jul-2016)
    Exposure to radiation might explain Apollo astronauts' rate of heart problems, researcher says

  • Is Pot Harder on the Heart Than Tobacco?
    (27-Jul-2016)
    Damaging effects from marijuana smoke last three times longer than tobacco's, rat study finds

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

  • Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

  • 1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

  • Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

  • FDA Renews Call to Reduce Salt in Processed Foods
    (22-Jul-2016)
    By cutting down on hidden sodium sources, agency hopes to reduce America's overall intake

  • Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed
    (21-Jul-2016)
    'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

  • Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed
    (21-Jul-2016)
    'Devastating' hemorrhage often affects younger people, neurologist says

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

  • Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Risk factors improved after just 10 days of sugar restriction, study finds

  • Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Good for You: Review
    (19-Jul-2016)
    Still protected against diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2016)
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2016)
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2016)
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented, Study Finds
    (18-Jul-2016)
    High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor

  • Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

  • Health Before a Stroke Is Big Predictor of Second Attack
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Getting hypertension, cholesterol under control could be key to avoiding later dementia, too, study finds

  • Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women: Study
    (14-Jul-2016)
    Losing even a little weight could cut the risk, researchers say

  • How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke
    (13-Jul-2016)
    Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn

  • Rising Blood Sugar Hitting More Obese Adults
    (13-Jul-2016)
    To curb diabetes, researchers urge serious weight-loss efforts

  • Dietary Mineral Could Be One Key to Blood Pressure Control
    (12-Jul-2016)
    People who didn't get enough daily magnesium had higher BP readings, analysis showed

  • Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Preliminary finding points to need for careful screening of cardiac patients, researcher says

  • Is U.S. Government Subsidizing Fattening Foods?
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Study found Americans who ate the most grains, dairy and livestock products had more health issues

  • FDA Approves First Fully Dissolvable Stent
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Device is absorbed by the body after about three years

  • U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, report predicts

  • Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

  • Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Untreated, the condition also makes arteries age decades faster, study reports

  • Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

  • Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

  • Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns
    (29-Jun-2016)
    Obesity, diabetes epidemics may be to blame, doctors say

  • Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes
    (28-Jun-2016)
    Inherited condition often the cause, study says

  • Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Spotting risk early may help women make healthy lifestyle changes sooner, study author says

  • Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care
    (27-Jun-2016)
    Cancer and dementia patients get more access to palliative care, VA study finds

  • Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death
    (24-Jun-2016)
    Study points to need for better coordinated care, more effective use of medications, cardiology specialist says

  • Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

  • Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Odds of death due to heart disease 15 percent higher in black Americans with both conditions, study finds

  • Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

  • Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    French team say search of health records finds gender gap

  • Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

  • Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study
    (22-Jun-2016)
    They were twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure and death than whites with atrial fibrillation

  • Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That
    (22-Jun-2016)
    Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

  • Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Results don't seem to alter survival rates, even 5 years after transplant, researchers say

  • Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health
    (21-Jun-2016)
    At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

  • Another Potential Use for Statins?
    (21-Jun-2016)
    In stroke patients, the cholesterol-lowering drugs might reduce infection risk, study says

  • Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

  • Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

  • Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

  • Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

  • Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Blood thinners -- not aspirin -- dramatically cut the risk of stroke, researchers say

  • Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart: Study
    (20-Jun-2016)
    Driving cholesterol down to very low levels produced no extra benefit

  • Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Rates nearly doubled for people exposed to engine noise, study found

  • Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics
    (17-Jun-2016)
    CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

  • Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near an Airport
    (17-Jun-2016)
    Rates nearly doubled for people exposed to engine noise, study found

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

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

  • Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden
    (16-Jun-2016)
    Stress, finances may boost cardiovascular risks for U.S. mothers, study says

  • 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

  • Indoor Pollution From Fuels May Threaten Heart
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Regularly burning kerosene, diesel was associated with serious risks in study

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

  • Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Muscle strains, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues often to blame, doctor says

  • Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Booze may reduce heart attack odds, but up likelihood of another condition, study says

  • 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

  • Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty
    (15-Jun-2016)
    Nightly breathing troubles may increase risk of heart attack, stroke following the coronary procedure

  • Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

  • Breast-Feeding a Boon to Preemies' Hearts: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Improvements seen in function and size 20 years later

  • Diabetes Drug Victoza May Help the Heart: Study
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Daily, injected medication shows 'encouraging' results in international trial

  • Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease a Dangerous Combo
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Prognosis may be worse than previously believed, study suggests

  • Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study found having atrial fibrillation was associated with higher death risk among accident victims

  • 6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says

  • 6 Ways Women Can Take Care of Their Tickers
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Currently, 1 in 4 American women dies from heart disease, CDC says

  • Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

  • Less Heart Care, More Strokes for Women?
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study reflects gender differences in treatment of atrial fibrillation

  • Middle-Age Fitness Helps Ward Off Stroke Later
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Study finds this one thing reduces risk by 37 percent

  • Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat
    (08-Jun-2016)
    They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

  • Women Less Likely to Get Blood Thinner for Irregular Heartbeat
    (08-Jun-2016)
    They have a higher stroke risk from the condition than men, doctor notes

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

  • Health Tip: Get a Stress Test
    (02-Jun-2016)
    It can help your doctor identify heart problems

  • Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

  • Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

  • Why Stroke in Middle Age Is More Deadly for Blacks Than Whites
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Attacks come more frequently for blacks at this early age, research shows

  • Stem Cells May Offer New Hope to Stroke Survivors
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Experimental procedure helped restore movement even a year post-stroke, small study finds

  • Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

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

  • Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

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

  • Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Researchers say it should be considered an independent risk factor for future heart trouble

  • Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk
    (25-May-2016)
    But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

  • Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk
    (25-May-2016)
    But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

  • More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat
    (24-May-2016)
    Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

  • High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
    (24-May-2016)
    Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

  • After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure
    (24-May-2016)
    1 in 4 survivors develops this serious condition within 4 years, study finds

  • High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients
    (24-May-2016)
    Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

  • Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued
    (20-May-2016)
    Two new drugs added to list of recommended therapies

  • Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke
    (19-May-2016)
    Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

  • Aspirin After Mini-Stroke May Help Prevent Full-Blown Stroke
    (19-May-2016)
    Study finds risk is reduced by as much as 80 percent

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients
    (17-May-2016)
    Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

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

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients
    (17-May-2016)
    Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

  • Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High Blood Pressure
    (16-May-2016)
    Black people with undetected problem twice as likely to eventually have abnormal readings at doctor: study

  • Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'
    (16-May-2016)
    Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

  • Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix
    (13-May-2016)
    Study links moderate drinking to heart damage in people with hypertension

  • 5 Warning Signs of Stroke
    (13-May-2016)
    More younger people at risk; treatment must be administered quickly, neurologist says

  • Stroke Hospitalization Down for Many in U.S.
    (12-May-2016)
    But higher rates reported for younger adults, blacks

  • Heart Failure Risk Seems to Rise in Winter
    (06-May-2016)
    Threat falls when weather warms, but reason for seasonal differences is unclear, study finds

  • Is Daily Blood Thinner Needed for Irregular Heartbeat?
    (06-May-2016)
    Smartphone app may help some people with atrial fibrillation take drugs 'as needed,' study suggests

  • Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat
    (05-May-2016)
    Whites with heart failure more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, research finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers
    (05-May-2016)
    Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

  • Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk
    (05-May-2016)
    Both warfarin and the atrial fibrillation it's often used to treat may raise risk, study suggests

  • Sleep Apnea May Raise Heart Risks in People With Pacemakers
    (05-May-2016)
    Study found the combo was linked to raised odds of irregular heartbeat

  • Seniors: Pump Iron, Live Longer
    (04-May-2016)
    Twice-weekly strength training cut risk of dying during 15-year study

  • New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke
    (04-May-2016)
    American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

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

  • New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke
    (04-May-2016)
    American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

  • Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications
    (02-May-2016)
    But benefits of these lifesaving devices outweigh risks, expert says

  • Building Muscle Could Boost the Body's Most Important Muscle
    (28-Apr-2016)
    People with heart disease should prioritize weight training over weight loss, study says

  • 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

  • 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

  • Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

  • Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke
    (20-Apr-2016)
    Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke
    (20-Apr-2016)
    Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Eating nutritious foods seems to counter higher risk, researchers find

  • Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

  • Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

  • Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

  • Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

  • Doctors May Be Ordering Too Many Neck Artery Scans: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Uncertain results can prompt surgery that some experts feel is unnecessary and risky

  • Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study
    (18-Apr-2016)
    Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

  • Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study
    (14-Apr-2016)
    But overall chances of experiencing often fatal ruptures remain small, doctors say

  • Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

  • Study Questions Health Value of Switching From Butter to Vegetable Oils
    (13-Apr-2016)
    But nutritionists stick by advice to lower saturated fat intake from meat, dairy products

  • Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age
    (13-Apr-2016)
    Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

  • Health Tip: Exercise for a Healthier Heart
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Activity helps protect against heart disease

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

  • Exercise May Counter Harms From Too Much Sitting, Study Says
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Fewer risks for heart disease, diabetes seen among physically active adults

  • First Wire-Free Pacemaker Approved
    (08-Apr-2016)
    Treats irregular heartbeat without wired leads

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

  • A Few Key Steps Can Protect Your Heart and Kidneys
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Study cites smoking, body fat, exercise, blood pressure among factors to pay attention to

  • FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

  • Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble
    (06-Apr-2016)
    When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

  • Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

  • Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart, Researchers Say
    (06-Apr-2016)
    Lower risk of heart attack, stroke seen in Chinese study

  • Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

  • Hispanics More Likely to Have Heart Pumping Problems, Study Says
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Condition may lead to heart failure, researchers note

  • Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study
    (05-Apr-2016)
    When given to heart failure patients, it improved organ's pumping ability, researchers say

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

  • Harmful Artery-Stiffening Seen in Healthy 40-Year-Olds
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Evidence of brain changes at such an early age surprises researchers

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

  • Waistline May Predict Heart Disease Better Than Weight
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Study finds 'apple-shaped' diabetes patients had higher odds for cardiac decline

  • 'Paleo' Diet May Help Older Women's Hearts, Waistlines
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Trendy eating plan may cut cholesterol, disease risks in postmenopausal women, Swedish research suggests

  • Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure
    (04-Apr-2016)
    A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

  • Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study
    (31-Mar-2016)
    It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

  • Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Heart Failure
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Inserting new DNA into cardiac cells may help strengthen the heart, study finds

  • Endometriosis Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (29-Mar-2016)
    Gynecological condition may boost heart risk 60 percent; even more in young women, research suggests

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

  • Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

  • Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

  • Skipping Meds Greatly Ups Heart Patients' Risk of Stroke: Study
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Fatal strokes seven times more likely if drugs to control blood pressure, cholesterol aren't taken as prescribed

  • Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk
    (28-Mar-2016)
    Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

  • Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Heart Risks: Study
    (24-Mar-2016)
    People who nap more than 1 hour a day also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say

  • Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2016)
    The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

  • Spare Dying Patients Electric Shocks From Heart Device, Docs Say
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Many unaware that implantable defibrillator can be turned off in final days

  • Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease, Study Suggests
    (24-Mar-2016)
    The breast screening test compared well to heart CT scans, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

  • Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

  • Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

  • 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

  • Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

  • PTSD May Stiffen Veterans' Arteries, Boosting Heart Risks
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Reducing stress may help blood vessels function normally, expert says

  • Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants
    (23-Mar-2016)
    Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

  • 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

  • U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

  • Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients
    (21-Mar-2016)
    When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

  • Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in Life
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

  • Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Study finds no evidence of that so far

  • 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

  • Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

  • Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments
    (16-Mar-2016)
    Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

  • Long Hours at the Office May Raise Your Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    The danger was sharply higher for those who work 46 hours a week or more

  • Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
    (14-Mar-2016)
    What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

  • Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

  • Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare Stroke
    (14-Mar-2016)
    But, overall risk is still low, experts say

  • Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea
    (14-Mar-2016)
    What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

  • Obese Women on Birth Control Pills May Face Higher Risk of Rare Stroke
    (14-Mar-2016)
    But, overall risk is still low, experts say

  • Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patients

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2016)
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Sharapova Not the First to Use Performance-Enhancing Drug
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Study shows many elite athletes took meldonium before January ban

  • Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

  • Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

  • Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health
    (04-Mar-2016)
    A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

  • Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

  • Poor Sleep May Not Add to Cholesterol Problems, Study Finds
    (03-Mar-2016)
    The one possible exception: people who take sleeping pills for insomnia, researchers say

  • Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

  • Violence May Raise a Woman's Risk for Stroke
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Victims were more likely to have narrowing of the neck arteries, study finds

  • Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

  • 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

  • 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

  • Abuse, Poverty in Childhood Linked to Adult Health Problems
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Study found cancer, heart disease were more likely to crop up decades later

  • A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

  • Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

  • A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

  • Healthier Arteries May Lower Dementia Risk in Old Age
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Preventing calcium buildup might thwart mental decline in your 80s and beyond, study finds

  • Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

  • Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

  • Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health, Study Finds
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Office workers, truckers and police seem to face challenges eating well, staying fit

  • Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

  • Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk
    (29-Feb-2016)
    But overall increase was only 8 percent higher in the first two days after a clock change, researchers said

  • Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk
    (29-Feb-2016)
    But overall increase was only 8 percent higher in the first two days after a clock change, researchers said

  • Health Tip: Women May Have Unique Heart Disease Symptoms
    (24-Feb-2016)
    They're not always the same as in men

  • NBA Players Putting Their Hearts Into Medical Research
    (24-Feb-2016)
    Findings on differences in structure, function may offer clues to high rates of cardiac arrest among these elite athletes

  • Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Reduced blood flow 75 percent more likely in those who feel anxious, study finds

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

  • Anxiety in Women May Mask Heart Disease Symptoms, Researchers Say
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Reduced blood flow 75 percent more likely in those who feel anxious, study finds

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

  • Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

  • Small Weight Loss Yields Large Rewards, Study Finds
    (22-Feb-2016)
    5 percent reduction benefited health of obese adults

  • Heart Irregularities May Be Linked to Pregnancy Complication
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Study might help identify which women could develop high blood pressure while expecting

  • U.S. Action on Climate Change Could Save Nearly 300,000 Lives by 2030: Study
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Using targets from recent Paris Agreement, scientists calculate potential deaths averted from heart, lung disease

  • Seven Steps Toward a Healthier Heart
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Eating better, exercising and managing cholesterol can help reduce your risks

  • Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

  • Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring: Study
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Losing weight can bring it back in line, expert says

  • Sufficient Sleep, Exercise May Help Keep Stroke at Bay
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Between 7 and 8 hours of shut-eye each night seems to be best, research suggests

  • Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

  • Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Research exposes communication gap that could increase the risk of future strokes

  • Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call
    (18-Feb-2016)
    People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

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

  • Untreated High Blood Pressure Greatly Raises Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Threat is even greater for minority patients, study found

  • Stroke's Aftermath Often Worse for Women, Minorities: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Men, whites tend to make more gains in physical function in months after the attack

  • Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Early and frequent movement reduces risk of serious complications in seniors, researchers find

  • Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Research exposes communication gap that could increase the risk of future strokes

  • Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call
    (18-Feb-2016)
    People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

  • Post-Stroke Caregiving at Home Tops $11,000 a Year: Study
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Helping older survivors with daily activities costs more than previously estimated, researchers say

  • Stroke Survivors Develop Seizures, Study Confirms
    (18-Feb-2016)
    15 percent experience at least one seizure within 3 years, researchers say

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

  • Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Here's what you can do

  • More Evidence Smog May Raise Stroke Risk
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Study conducted in U.S. and China finds risk is highest in extreme temperatures in winter and summer

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Here's what you can do

  • For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

  • 'Stroke Camp' Seems to Help Caregivers Cope
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Health care staff gives much needed break, allows caregivers to connect with each other

  • Pregnancy After 40 May Boost Risk of 'Bleeding' Stroke Later: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    But researchers aren't sure about reasons for the apparent link

  • More Evidence Smog May Raise Stroke Risk
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Study conducted in U.S. and China finds risk is highest in extreme temperatures in winter and summer

  • Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Patients having visual disturbances or taking estrogen face increased odds, researchers suggest

  • Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent Second Stroke: Study
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Actos reduced risk by 24 percent in people with insulin resistance, research showed

  • 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

  • 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

  • More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

  • Physically Demanding Job, High Blood Pressure a Bad Mix for Women
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Nurse study suggests it may triple heart disease risk

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

  • Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Airway disease also linked to greater rupture risk in body's main artery, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

  • Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Heart, Diabetes Risks in U.S. Teens
    (09-Feb-2016)
    But obesity still rose and physical activity remained the same, study showed

  • VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers

  • Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2016)
    Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

  • NFL Linemen Keep Growing, Putting Their Health at Risk, Experts Say
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Some players are topping out at 400 pounds -- and more

  • Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

  • 'Obese' May Not Always Equal Unhealthy: Study
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Authors warn against using body size as sole measure of good health, but other experts cite risks of too much weight

  • Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

  • Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

  • 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

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: Study
    (01-Feb-2016)
    Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

  • Suicide, Drugs Only Partly to Blame for Rising Deaths of Middle-Aged U.S. Whites
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Commonwealth Fund also cites stalled progress against killers like heart disease, diabetes

  • Prenatal Antidepressant Use Not Linked to Infant Heart Defects: Study
    (28-Jan-2016)
    Obesity, alcohol and illicit drugs are greater threats in pregnancy, researchers find

  • After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

  • Daily Caffeine Doesn't Seem to Jolt the Heart: Study
    (26-Jan-2016)
    Coffee lovers don't appear to risk extra heartbeats

  • Long-Term Smog Exposure May Boost Heart, Lung Disease Deaths
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Study finds traffic pollution a big contributor

  • 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

  • Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke Patients
    (22-Jan-2016)
    Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

  • Check Your Risk for Diabetes, CDC Urges
    (21-Jan-2016)
    Prediabetes awareness campaign launched nationwide

  • Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

  • Eating More Healthy Fats May Extend Life, Study Suggests
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Could prevent more than a million heart disease deaths worldwide each year, researchers estimate

  • Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study Finds
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

  • Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

  • 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

  • Treatment for 'Weak Heart' in Dogs Shows Promise
    (17-Jan-2016)
    People can suffer from the same condition, dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Health Tip: Follow the 'Simple 7' For a Healthier Heart
    (15-Jan-2016)
    Seven habits to protect against heart disease

  • For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

  • Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients
    (13-Jan-2016)
    They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

  • Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men: Study
    (12-Jan-2016)
    For heart failure patients with the devices, death risk over 3-year period was 20 percent lower

  • 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

  • Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

  • Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Regular activity linked to reduced inflammation and less blood vessel stiffening

  • Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart
    (11-Jan-2016)
    But organ donors needn't worry, researcher says

  • Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

  • Exercise May Lower Heart Disease Risk in Depressed People: Study
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Regular activity linked to reduced inflammation and less blood vessel stiffening

  • Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

  • High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

  • High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

  • Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

  • Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC
    (07-Jan-2016)
    Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

  • Statins May Reduce Heart Risks Linked to Sleep Apnea: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But it's too early to prescribe them for patients with the disorder, experts say

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

  • Childhood Cancer Treatment May Raise Adult Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Study finds many survivors have no symptoms, but still have heart problems

  • Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Analysis indicates ACE inhibitors and ARBs are equally effective, researchers say

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

  • Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

  • Health Tip: Understanding Risk Factors for Hardening Arteries
    (25-Dec-2015)
    High cholesterol often plays a major role

  • All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

  • All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (24-Dec-2015)
    Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

  • Health Tip: Meditation May Help Your Heart
    (23-Dec-2015)
    It can help you deal with stress

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

  • The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • More Evidence That Time-to-Treatment Is Crucial for Stroke
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Patients who got clot-busting catheter therapy sooner fared better in study

  • 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

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

  • LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Approved for Children
    (17-Dec-2015)
    For heart patients who can't have device implanted

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Chance of stroke, heart attack increased most in the first week after diagnosis of the painful rash

  • Hospital's Experience Helps Predict Stroke Results
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Death, repeat attack less likely for patients treated at higher-volume centers, study says

  • A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover
    (11-Dec-2015)
    This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

  • A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, Recover
    (11-Dec-2015)
    This case and animal research demonstrate regeneration of cells is possible, researchers say

  • One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDC
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

  • More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

  • Drugs May Protect the Heart During Chemotherapy
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Researchers also found lower risk of complications that can interrupt breast cancer treatment

  • More Support for Lower Blood Pressure Goals
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

  • Blood Thinner, Certain Diabetes Drugs Are a Bad Combo
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Together, warfarin and sulfonylureas raise risk of hospitalization, study shows

  • Infertile Men May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (07-Dec-2015)
    Doctors should look for underlying health problems, experts suggest

  • Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

  • Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

  • Too Few Americans Are Taking Needed Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: CDC
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

  • Diabetes or Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Fetal Heart: Study
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Researchers aren't sure if abnormalities will last or cause problems, however

  • Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Study shows higher levels of coarse particulate matter are a problem

  • Pollution From Coal Burning Most Damaging to Health, Study Finds
    (02-Dec-2015)
    It's 5 times more dangerous for the heart than same-sized particles from other sources, researchers say

  • Negative News on Statins Tied to Dropped Prescriptions
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Researcher says heart benefits outweigh risk of side effects

  • Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries Ago
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

  • New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure
    (02-Dec-2015)
    Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

  • 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

  • Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study
    (30-Nov-2015)
    The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

  • Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health
    (26-Nov-2015)
    Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

  • Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

  • Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

  • Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

  • Heart Disease Doesn't Take a Holiday
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

  • Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

  • Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

  • Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

  • Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: Study
    (24-Nov-2015)
    Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

  • Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

  • High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death
    (23-Nov-2015)
    But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

  • Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, Stroke
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

  • High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early Death
    (23-Nov-2015)
    But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

  • Sleep Cycle Changes May Affect Your Health
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Routine schedule, whether workday or not, might cut odds of diabetes, heart disease, study suggests

  • Why Heart Failure Patients Often Get Too Little Exercise
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Lack of social support, finances can get in the way of recommended activity, study 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

  • Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer
    (16-Nov-2015)
    Regular java and decaf were linked to survival benefits in study

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

  • Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds
    (13-Nov-2015)
    When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

  • Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds
    (13-Nov-2015)
    When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

  • 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

  • New Medicare Rules Triple Heart Failure Patients' Access to Cardiac Rehab
    (11-Nov-2015)
    But researchers suggest even more patients could benefit

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Unfortunately, infants don't appear to be benefitting, study finds

  • Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Deficits in academic performance tend to rise along with severity of the defect, study finds

  • Heavy Drinking May Strain the Heart
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Study found abusers had 70 percent higher risk of heart failure

  • Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Signs of Heart Disease
    (10-Nov-2015)
    MRI scans reveal structural abnormalities associated with cardiac strain

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

  • 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

  • Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain Damage
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

  • Cardiac Concerns Not High on Women's Lists: Survey
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Results suggest heart disease is invisible to most American women, even though it's their No. 1 killer

  • Even Easy Exercise May Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Diabetes
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Study found just a few minutes of resistance training or walking helped

  • Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
    (09-Nov-2015)
    These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease

  • Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

  • Weight Loss May Help Control Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Losing weight, keeping it off improves atrial fibrillation, studies suggest

  • 'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Commuting via public transportation also linked to lower blood pressure

  • 'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient Teams
    (09-Nov-2015)
    Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

  • Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk
    (09-Nov-2015)
    People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers 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

  • The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
    (06-Nov-2015)
    Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

  • In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study
    (04-Nov-2015)
    But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

  • New Guidelines Focus on Pulmonary Hypertension in Kids
    (03-Nov-2015)
    The sometimes fatal heart and lung disease requires different strategies for children and adults

  • Sweetened Drinks Might Raise Men's Risk for Heart Failure
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Two servings daily linked to higher odds for the disabling condition, study says

  • Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients
    (03-Nov-2015)
    People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

  • Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients
    (03-Nov-2015)
    People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

  • 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

  • Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2015)
    Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

  • Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke
    (27-Oct-2015)
    New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

  • No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

  • Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

  • Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke
    (27-Oct-2015)
    New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

  • Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

  • 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

  • Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Study eases concerns about the use of the anesthetic in non-cardiac procedures

  • Loading Up on Fruit, Veggies in Early Adulthood Pays Off Later
    (26-Oct-2015)
    CT scans after 20 years show healthier arteries, study says

  • Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in Young
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Stroke patients who smoked marijuana also tended to be younger than those who didn't, study finds

  • Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Prior research suggesting that excess weight may offer protection called flawed

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation Offers Promise for Stroke Victims: Study
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Noninvasive transcranial therapy had effect on arm movements, researchers say

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

  • Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Treatments may need to be gender-specific, study suggests

  • Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

  • 'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study
    (20-Oct-2015)
    Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

  • Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care

  • Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care

  • Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients Heal
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

  • During Menopause, 'Good' Cholesterol May Lose Protective Effect on Heart
    (16-Oct-2015)
    HDL cholesterol seems to change, and might encourage plaque build-up, research suggests

  • Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

  • Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found

  • Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found

  • 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

  • Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Offer Comparable Outpatient Heart Care: Study
    (12-Oct-2015)
    While few differences were found, compliance with guidelines is poor overall

  • Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

  • Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll
    (09-Oct-2015)
    Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

  • Whistle … and Walk … While You Work
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair

  • Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

  • Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

  • Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

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

  • Move More to Prevent Heart Failure
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests at least 45 minutes of daily activity necessary to lower risk by 20 percent

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Study finds heavier boys face even greater odds of future trouble

  • Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal Women
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • Dieters: Don't Replace Saturated Fats With Processed Carbs
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Study found those who turned to whole grains and healthy fats saw a drop in heart risks

  • Health Tip: Things That Affect Your Heart Rate
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Including weather and strong emotions

  • More Evidence High-Fiber, Mediterranean Diet Is Good for You
    (29-Sep-2015)
    Plant-based regimens can boost fatty acids that lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, study says

  • 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

  • Medical Costs Soar for Smokers Who Develop Artery Disease
    (28-Sep-2015)
    More likely to be hospitalized for related leg problems as well as heart disease, heart attack, study finds

  • Preschoolers Can Learn Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Kids benefit from being taught good food and exercise habits, study reports

  • Medical Costs Soar for Smokers Who Develop Artery Disease
    (28-Sep-2015)
    More likely to be hospitalized for related leg problems as well as heart disease, heart attack, study finds

  • Sedentary Behavior Linked to Heart Disease in Hispanics
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Those who are least active face added health risks even if they exercise, study finds

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

  • Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds
    (28-Sep-2015)
    Added sugars raise risk of heart troubles, stroke, experts say

  • Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    (24-Sep-2015)
    Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half

  • Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Those found naturally in dairy, meat products may help, while low levels of artificial trans fats might not hurt

  • Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region That Manages Multistep Tasks
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Brain injury, diseases can easily disrupt this area that helps control behavior, study finds

  • Coffee May Not Risk Irregular Heartbeat, Study Claims
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Finds no link between beverage and increased odds of atrial fibrillation

  • Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health
    (23-Sep-2015)
    Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

  • Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Researchers say dietary nitrate could help these patients climb stairs and get out of a chair

  • Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

  • Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders
    (22-Sep-2015)
    After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

  • Pregnancy Complications May Be Linked to Later Heart Disease
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Risk was particularly high for women who had more than one health problem during pregnancy, study suggests

  • New Blood Test May Help Predict Heart Disease Risks in Obese Black Teens
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Girls seemed most prone to increased levels of inflammation

  • Researchers Pinpoint Genes Linked to Height, Heart Disease
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Sequencing technology has enabled scientists to ID genetic source of some conditions

  • Heating, Cooking Are Top Contributors to Air-Pollution Deaths Worldwide
    (16-Sep-2015)
    Agriculture also accounts for significant proportion, study says

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

  • Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

  • Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

  • Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts
    (15-Sep-2015)
    Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

  • Sleep Apnea Treatment May Reverse Unhealthy Brain Changes
    (14-Sep-2015)
    In small study, continuous positive airway pressure reduced nerve activity that causes heart ills

  • 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

  • Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

  • Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

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

  • Short, Intense Workouts May Help Hearts of Type 2 Diabetics
    (10-Sep-2015)
    This kind of exercise might also improve diabetes control, researchers say

  • Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship

  • Exercise Appears Safe, Helpful for Pulmonary Hypertension
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Research review might reassure concerned cardiologists

  • Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study
    (02-Sep-2015)
    Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

  • Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems
    (02-Sep-2015)
    Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds

  • Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
    (02-Sep-2015)
    But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

  • 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

  • Cutting Calories May Help You Fend Off Age-Linked Disease: Study
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Smaller portions could lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, even in low-risk people

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

  • Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

  • Two Measures of Heart Health May Hint at Seniors' Independence
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Researchers eye earlier detection of decline

  • 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

  • Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

  • 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

  • Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Genetics might play a key role in the findings, researchers say

  • Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

  • Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Rate is double that of people without cancer who've lived through one stroke, study finds

  • Health Tip: Having Heart Palpitations
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Strong emotions or medication are possible triggers

  • 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

  • Mom's Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Heart Defect Risk at Birth
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Researchers looked at what women ate before getting pregnant

  • Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

  • Progress Slows Against Heart Disease Deaths for Adults Under 55, Study Shows
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Women seem especially at risk, and more research is needed, experts say

  • Exercise May Be Good Medicine for Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Obese patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved

  • 9 Factors You Can Control May Be Key to Alzheimer's Risk
    (21-Aug-2015)
    Healthy lifestyle important but no guarantee against most common form of dementia, researchers find

  • When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, 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

  • When Your Spouse Has a Stroke, Your Health May Suffer, Too
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, study finds

  • Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Smokers, seniors and those with high blood pressure face greatest risk

  • Only 1 in 10 With Heart Failure Sent to Rehab Programs
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Younger patients and men more likely to be referred than older patients and women, study finds

  • Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Better blood sugar control, greater education may help explain results, researchers say

  • Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Better blood sugar control, greater education may help explain results, 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

  • 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

  • Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men's Heart Failure Risk
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But study also finds too much exercise raises the odds of heart trouble

  • Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

  • Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke
    (12-Aug-2015)
    Calling ambulance speeds up critical time to treatment, experts say

  • Blood Chemical Test May Predict Risk of Heart Disease Death
    (12-Aug-2015)
    But high-sensitivity troponin screening isn't yet approved in U.S.

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

  • Mixed Results on Value of Testosterone Supplements for Men's Health
    (11-Aug-2015)
    They may not harm the heart, but most men didn't see boost in sex lives either, study found

  • 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

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

  • Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Spicing Up Your Meals Might Extend Your Life
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Regularly eating chili peppers, other hot foods linked to lower risk of death during study period

  • 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

  • Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

  • Hysterectomy at Younger Age Tied to Heart Disease Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Obesity was the cardiovascular disease risk factor most strongly linked with the procedure at all ages

  • Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

  • 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

  • More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

  • Do Sporty Teen Girls Live Longer, Healthier Lives?
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Exercise from 13 to 19 cut odds for early death from cancer and all causes, researchers say

  • More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care
    (31-Jul-2015)
    Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

  • Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
    (30-Jul-2015)
    Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

  • Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
    (30-Jul-2015)
    Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers

  • Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

  • New Drug Lowers Levels of Triglyceride Blood Fats: Study
    (29-Jul-2015)
    But it's not yet ready for standard care

  • Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Findings underscore need to repeatedly check up on patients who get these devices, researcher says

  • Heart Disease, Alzheimer's Linked by Common Risk Factors
    (28-Jul-2015)
    Study finds diabetes, smoking and obesity also affect brain areas tied in memory

  • Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

  • Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

  • FDA Wants to Strengthen Sugar Labeling
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Adding 'percent daily value' would help consumers avoid unneeded, harmful calories, agency says

  • 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

  • Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time

  • Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes

  • 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

  • When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows
    (21-Jul-2015)
    Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

  • Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Than Whites: Study
    (20-Jul-2015)
    This often-deadly malfunction of heart's electrical system also tends to occur earlier in black people

  • 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

  • Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC
    (16-Jul-2015)
    Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

  • 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

  • Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers say

  • Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

  • Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Odds of brain attack boosted by 30 percent, researchers 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

  • 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

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

  • In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Salt, cholesterol consumption higher at sit-down restaurants, researchers find

  • FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers
    (10-Jul-2015)
    NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

  • Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

  • Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

  • Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

  • Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

  • Deaths From High Blood Pressure Should Plummet Under 'Obamacare': Study
    (09-Jul-2015)
    Researchers estimate access to treatment could save 6,000 lives a year

  • Uric Acid May Limit Stroke Disability In Women
    (09-Jul-2015)
    But study found no benefit for men, and plan further research

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

  • Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

  • Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

  • Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

  • Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

  • Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

  • Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

  • 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

  • Tiny Brain Lesions Linked to Raised Risk of Stroke Death
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Even in those with no symptoms, small damaged areas were tied to greater odds of stroke, study finds

  • Stroke Tied to Long-Term Mental Decline
    (07-Jul-2015)
    Deterioration centers around ability to think, plan, study finds

  • Some People Do Age Faster Than Others
    (06-Jul-2015)
    At 38, the biology of some adults was 20 years older, study finds

  • Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Noninvasive look at arteries may benefit people without obvious heart symptoms

  • Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

  • Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

  • Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

  • Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

  • Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

  • A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

  • White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

  • White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
    (30-Jun-2015)
    Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

  • Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems
    (29-Jun-2015)
    Consult your doctor first

  • 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

  • Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study
    (29-Jun-2015)
    But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

  • 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

  • Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study
    (29-Jun-2015)
    But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

  • 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

  • Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

  • Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests elderly may be even more affected by traffic sounds

  • Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

  • Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study
    (23-Jun-2015)
    Participants had been severely impaired for a year or more

  • Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure May Pose Problems for Young Adults
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Treatment should begin early to prevent heart trouble, researchers say

  • Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

  • Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Kengreal prevents blood platelets from accumulating

  • Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Aneurysm
    (19-Jun-2015)
    Including lifestyle and family history

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heart Rate Changes Linked to Sexual Problems in Women
    (18-Jun-2015)
    Preliminary finding could lead to easier way to diagnose dysfunction, expert says

  • 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

  • Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved
    (17-Jun-2015)
    Changes designed to minimize leaks

  • Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

  • Herpes Virus Tied to Angina Risk, Study Suggests
    (16-Jun-2015)
    But researchers note that only 1 percent of people has the virus strain hidden in their DNA

  • Many Americans Ill-Informed About Heart Failure: Survey
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Recognizing symptoms is key to effective treatment, cardiologist says

  • More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

  • More Research Hints at Chocolate's Heart Benefits
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Study included milk chocolate, but did not prove cause-and-effect

  • 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 Ban on Harmful Trans Fats Expected Soon
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Food companies will likely need to petition government before using partially hydrogenated oils

  • 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

  • Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

  • Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

  • 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

  • FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

  • Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack
    (10-Jun-2015)
    But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

  • Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

  • FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs
    (10-Jun-2015)
    Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

  • Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Memory impaired, thinking speed slowed in those who suffered brain attack

  • Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps the Heart in Type 2 Diabetes
    (03-Jun-2015)
    But study showed it's not enough to prevent related deaths

  • 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

  • Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study
    (27-May-2015)
    But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

  • 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

  • Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study
    (27-May-2015)
    But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

  • Newer Birth Control Pills May Slightly Raise Blood Clot Risk
    (27-May-2015)
    Study finds effect with brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen, but risk to any one user remains very low

  • 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

  • Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study
    (27-May-2015)
    But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

  • 'Moderate'Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
    (26-May-2015)
    Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

  • Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health
    (22-May-2015)
    It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

  • COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat
    (20-May-2015)
    But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

  • Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
    (20-May-2015)
    Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults
    (20-May-2015)
    Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

  • Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?
    (20-May-2015)
    Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

  • COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat
    (20-May-2015)
    But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

  • Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
    (20-May-2015)
    Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults
    (20-May-2015)
    Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

  • One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
    (19-May-2015)
    Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

  • Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals
    (18-May-2015)
    Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

  • Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals
    (18-May-2015)
    Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

  • Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

  • Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities
    (15-May-2015)
    Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects

  • 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

  • How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?
    (15-May-2015)
    Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

  • Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
    (15-May-2015)
    Women who entered it before age 44 were slightly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation in study

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep May Up Stroke Risk for Those With High Blood Pressure
    (15-May-2015)
    Researchers find odds about 80 percent higher among people with insufficient shuteye

  • World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial
    (15-May-2015)
    Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

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

  • Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health
    (14-May-2015)
    Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

  • Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health
    (14-May-2015)
    Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

  • Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    (13-May-2015)
    Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

  • Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    (13-May-2015)
    Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

  • Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds
    (12-May-2015)
    Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

  • Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study
    (12-May-2015)
    Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

  • Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
    (11-May-2015)
    Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

  • Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds
    (11-May-2015)
    Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

  • Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke
    (10-May-2015)
    Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

  • Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke
    (10-May-2015)
    Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

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

  • High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease
    (08-May-2015)
    Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

  • Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

  • Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
    (07-May-2015)
    Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

  • Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

  • Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms
    (07-May-2015)
    Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease
    (06-May-2015)
    Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy

  • Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers
    (06-May-2015)
    Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

  • Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers
    (06-May-2015)
    Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

  • 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

  • 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

  • E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care
    (04-May-2015)
    Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

  • Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest
    (04-May-2015)
    Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

  • Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival
    (04-May-2015)
    But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

  • Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (04-May-2015)
    Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

  • E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care
    (04-May-2015)
    Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

  • Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (04-May-2015)
    Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

  • How to Lower Your Stroke Risk
    (01-May-2015)
    Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

  • Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

  • How to Lower Your Stroke Risk
    (01-May-2015)
    Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

  • Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study
    (01-May-2015)
    No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

  • Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

  • 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

  • Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

  • 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

  • Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health
    (29-Apr-2015)
    Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

  • New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

  • Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart
    (27-Apr-2015)
    It increases the risk of heart disease

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

  • Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids
    (27-Apr-2015)
    But one expert questions the controversial findings

  • New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds
    (27-Apr-2015)
    If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

  • MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat
    (27-Apr-2015)
    People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

  • Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

  • Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
    (24-Apr-2015)
    Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

  • Smog May Be Harming Your Brain
    (23-Apr-2015)
    Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (20-Apr-2015)
    Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say
    (20-Apr-2015)
    New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

  • Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
    (16-Apr-2015)
    When heart can't pump enough blood

  • To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
    (14-Apr-2015)
    New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

  • Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners
    (14-Apr-2015)
    In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

  • Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (14-Apr-2015)
    Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

  • Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners
    (14-Apr-2015)
    In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

  • A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

  • Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

  • Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

  • Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

  • Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide
    (08-Apr-2015)
    Danger is greatest in first two years after the brain attack, Swedish researchers say

  • Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests?
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

  • Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

  • Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

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

  • Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds
    (06-Apr-2015)
    Only 5 percent of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling

  • 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

  • More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

  • Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

  • More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

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

  • New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off
    (31-Mar-2015)
    CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

  • FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement
    (31-Mar-2015)
    Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

  • New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off
    (31-Mar-2015)
    CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

  • 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

  • U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

  • Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

  • Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

  • Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

  • New Blood Pump System Approved
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

  • Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

  • Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows
    (20-Mar-2015)
    Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

  • For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
    (20-Mar-2015)
    High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

  • For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
    (20-Mar-2015)
    High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

  • For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
    (20-Mar-2015)
    High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

  • Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

  • CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

  • Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

  • Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2015)
    They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

  • CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

  • Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients
    (16-Mar-2015)
    CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

  • Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

  • Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2015)
    They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

  • Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

  • Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

  • Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

  • Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients
    (16-Mar-2015)
    CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

  • Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Catheter ablation appears to outperform Amiodarone in people with both conditions, study finds

  • Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

  • Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2015)
    They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

  • Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

  • Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

  • Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

  • Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study
    (16-Mar-2015)
    People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

  • Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm
    (16-Mar-2015)
    Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

  • 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

  • Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

  • Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

  • More Evidence That Hormone Therapy Might Not Help Women's Hearts
    (10-Mar-2015)
    Review also found raised risk of stroke for some, although timing of use may be a key factor

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

  • Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

  • New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
    (06-Mar-2015)
    But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

  • A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

  • 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

  • Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

  • 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

  • Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds
    (05-Mar-2015)
    People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

  • 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

  • Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

  • Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

  • Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks
    (04-Mar-2015)
    People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

  • 1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

  • Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks
    (04-Mar-2015)
    People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

  • Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes
    (04-Mar-2015)
    But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

  • Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy
    (04-Mar-2015)
    But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

  • 1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center
    (04-Mar-2015)
    Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

  • Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy
    (04-Mar-2015)
    But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

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

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?
    (02-Mar-2015)
    New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

  • Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too
    (02-Mar-2015)
    Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

  • 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

  • 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

  • Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries
    (26-Feb-2015)
    About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

  • More Cases of High Blood Pressure in Less Affluent States
    (26-Feb-2015)
    The unemployed seemed to be at especially high risk, CDC researchers found

  • Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries
    (26-Feb-2015)
    About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

  • Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about

  • Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?
    (25-Feb-2015)
    More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

  • Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk?
    (25-Feb-2015)
    More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

  • After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

  • Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (24-Feb-2015)
    High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

  • Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

  • Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study
    (24-Feb-2015)
    If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

  • Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study
    (24-Feb-2015)
    High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Take Seven Steps for Heart-Healthy Kids
    (23-Feb-2015)
    From food to exercise, promote heart health in children

  • 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

  • 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

  • Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

  • 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

  • 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

  • More Evidence That Even 'Moderate' Exercise Helps Women's Hearts
    (16-Feb-2015)
    A few sweat-inducing workouts per week are enough to cut risks in middle age, study finds

  • Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

  • Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find
    (12-Feb-2015)
    In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

  • Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

  • Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

  • Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

  • Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows
    (12-Feb-2015)
    But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

  • Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

  • Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

  • Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find
    (12-Feb-2015)
    In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

  • Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

  • Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

  • Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

  • Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

  • Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows
    (12-Feb-2015)
    But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

  • Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2015)
    Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

  • Health Tip: Become a Heart-Healthy Chef
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Trim any fat from meat before cooking

  • Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study
    (11-Feb-2015)
    New research suggests keeping top number below 140

  • Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

  • Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

  • More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study
    (11-Feb-2015)
    New research suggests keeping top number below 140

  • Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

  • Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

  • More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

  • Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Chances of artery hardening were higher in those who did not get enough of the vitamin when young

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • 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

  • Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

  • Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis
    (10-Feb-2015)
    Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

  • Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers
    (10-Feb-2015)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • 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

  • Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

  • Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

  • Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

  • FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk
    (09-Feb-2015)
    ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

  • New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk
    (09-Feb-2015)
    First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

  • Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

  • Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

  • Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis
    (05-Feb-2015)
    Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

  • Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Small trial shows Receptor brings relief to those with refractory angina

  • Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Small trial shows Receptor brings relief to those with refractory angina

  • Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

  • Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert 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

  • Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

  • Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

  • Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (29-Jan-2015)
    The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

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

  • Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

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

  • Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

  • Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study
    (27-Jan-2015)
    Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

  • 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

  • Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

  • Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

  • Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

  • Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

  • Stroke Survivors Who Live Alone Face Higher Risk of Early Death: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    Men were particularly vulnerable in 12-year follow-up

  • Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2015)
    For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

  • Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2015)
    For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

  • Efforts to Curtail Tobacco Use Stalled in 2014, Report Says
    (21-Jan-2015)
    Smoking still claims 500,000 lives a year in the United States

  • Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults
    (19-Jan-2015)
    But experts say restricting intake is still advisable

  • Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting
    (14-Jan-2015)
    Study found a third of older patients died within two years of procedure

  • Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter

  • How Intense Efforts Boosted Heart Health for One Maine Community
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations, study finds

  • 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 Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately
    (12-Jan-2015)
    For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

  • More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately
    (12-Jan-2015)
    For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

  • FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

  • FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Savaysa works like warfarin but carries less bleeding risk

  • Blood-Thinning Drug Savaysa Approved
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Designed to treat dangerous clots and prevent stroke

  • Was Beethoven Composing From His Heart?
    (08-Jan-2015)
    Experts suspect cardiac arrhythmia may have influenced parts of his work

  • High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

  • High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Rotating Night Shift Work May Raise Risks of Heart Disease, Lung Cancer: Study
    (06-Jan-2015)
    Research can't prove cause-and-effect, but does suggest a link

  • Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

  • 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

  • Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

  • Diet Rich in Whole Grains Might Extend Your Life, Study Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Findings held even after researchers accounted for person's weight, age and smoking status

  • Health Tip: Coping With Heart Disease
    (25-Dec-2014)
    When emotions take their toll

  • 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

  • When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

  • Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke

  • Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts
    (23-Dec-2014)
    New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association recommend greater statin use

  • When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

  • 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

  • When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better
    (23-Dec-2014)
    Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

  • Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

  • Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

  • Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds

  • Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

  • Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

  • Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

  • Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found

  • Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability
    (17-Dec-2014)
    Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

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

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

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

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

  • New Test Estimates Risk of Heart Disease
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Agency says best results obtained for black women

  • Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

  • FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk
    (15-Dec-2014)
    The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says

  • Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

  • Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

  • Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

  • Patients Given Less Blood During Surgery Do Fine, Study Reports
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Finding could lead to reduced risks for patients

  • Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

  • Exercise, Diet May Be Key to Beating a Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (12-Dec-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it

  • Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

  • Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

  • Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Link was seen mostly in people with higher levels of education, researchers said

  • 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

  • Hard Hit to Chest Triggered Irregular Heartbeat in Teen Football Player
    (08-Dec-2014)
    But case report notes 16-year-old's heart returned to normal in three days after rare occurrence

  • BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Finding is latest to raise health concerns about the common estrogen-like chemical

  • Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

  • Obesity Can Cause 'Silent' Damage to Heart
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Study shows excess weight harms cardiovascular system without symptoms

  • 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 Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study
    (05-Dec-2014)
    But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

  • Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

  • Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence

  • 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

  • Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report
    (24-Nov-2014)
    High blood pressure, liver problems and heart disease risk upped in heavy kids

  • Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines
    (24-Nov-2014)
    Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds

  • Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

  • Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

  • Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

  • Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults
    (20-Nov-2014)
    But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

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

  • Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure
    (20-Nov-2014)
    New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain

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

  • 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

  • Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study
    (19-Nov-2014)
    California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

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

  • Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

  • 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

  • Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

  • Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice
    (18-Nov-2014)
    Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

  • 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

  • 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

  • Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

  • Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

  • 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

  • Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions

  • Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

  • CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

  • Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

  • 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

  • Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

  • Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

  • 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

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, 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

  • Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

  • Could Too Much Medication for Irregular Heartbeat Raise Dementia Risk?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Study found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable

  • Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

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

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (17-Nov-2014)
    People with atrial fibrillation should consider alternatives to commonly used NSAIDs, experts say

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

  • Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters
    (13-Nov-2014)
    These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease
    (12-Nov-2014)
    Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

  • 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

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women
    (06-Nov-2014)

  • 'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests
    (06-Nov-2014)
    As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

  • Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows
    (06-Nov-2014)
    But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

  • Certain Painkillers Tied to Raised Risk of Death After Stroke
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Celebrex and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say

  • Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

  • 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

  • Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

  • 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

  • Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

  • Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

  • Irregular Heartbeat Doubles Risk for 'Silent Strokes,' Review Suggests
    (04-Nov-2014)
    Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory, researchers say

  • Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

  • Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Bleeding risk appears greater than anticipated

  • Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

  • Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

  • Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

  • Is Milk Your Friend or Foe?
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

  • Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients
    (29-Oct-2014)
    But the overall risk is small, researchers say

  • Stroke Prevention Guidelines Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

  • Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Technique can trigger body's defense system to protect the heart, experts say

  • Depression After Heart Attack May Be More Common for Women
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'

  • Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

  • Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men
    (21-Oct-2014)
    Study didn't find same effect in young women or teens of either sex

  • Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

  • If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage
    (16-Oct-2014)
    Sunflower oil linked to better cholesterol readings, study finds

  • Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
    (15-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator

  • Another Study Links Mediterranean Diet to Better Heart Health
    (14-Oct-2014)
    Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it

  • Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study
    (13-Oct-2014)
    May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

  • 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

  • Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

  • Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Following 5 healthy habits halved chances of most common kind of brain attack, study suggests

  • Technology Helps 'Locked-In' Stroke Patient Communicate
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Brain-computer interface allows paralyzed man to express words, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Risk factors include extra weight

  • Health Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years: Study
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Canadian study suggests patients may need to be more closely monitored over the long term

  • Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

  • Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

  • Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, 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

  • Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Sep-2014)
    NSAID medicines include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen/Aleve

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Statins appear to boost survival rates after bleeding in the brain, study reports

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
    (19-Sep-2014)
    But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
    (19-Sep-2014)
    But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say

  • FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

  • FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

  • Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

  • Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Study suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible

  • Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

  • Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

  • Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says
    (12-Sep-2014)
    Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

  • Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood

  • Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women
    (04-Sep-2014)
    But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

  • Study Links Potassium to Fewer Strokes in Older Women
    (04-Sep-2014)
    But it's not clear if foods rich in this nutrient actually caused the lower risk

  • Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Growing Kids
    (03-Sep-2014)
    It's the first time an artificial cardiac valve has been made that grows over time, scientists say

  • Preterm or Small Birth Tied to Long-Term Risks to Heart, Brain
    (02-Sep-2014)
    But researchers say exercise, education may help overcome deficiencies

  • Daily Exercise May Halve Risk for Heart Failure, Study Says
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Higher levels of activity reap greater benefits, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Stroke
    (01-Sep-2014)
    Things you can do to lower your risk

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

  • Heart Studies Don't Reflect Real-World Patients, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2014)
    Participants are healthier, possibly skewing results

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

  • Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests
    (25-Aug-2014)
    Link may lie in impaired blood circulation to the brain, researchers say

  • Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
    (20-Aug-2014)
    People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

  • Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some
    (20-Aug-2014)
    People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

  • Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
    (19-Aug-2014)
    People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

  • Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Reducing Your Chances of Heart Disease if You Have Diabetes
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Keep risk factors in check

  • Study: Vigorous Exercise Seems Safe for Heart Transplant Recipients
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Small trial found intense activity can improve exercise capacity, lower blood pressure

  • Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
    (15-Aug-2014)
    The two conditions may be interconnected, study finds

  • Popular Southern Fare May Harm Your Kidneys
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Study finds fatty, sugary foods raise risk of death linked to organ trouble

  • Less Educated Smokers at Greatest Risk for Stroke, Study Finds
    (14-Aug-2014)
    Highly educated smokers seemed less vulnerable to effects of unhealthy habit over 14 years of follow-up

  • Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

  • Are We Overdoing Salt Restrictions?
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Too little sodium can harm heart, study suggests

  • Children Prescribed Growth Hormone May Face Stroke Risk Later: Study
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Parents should discuss pros and cons of treatment with their child's doctor, researchers suggest

  • For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

  • Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients
    (12-Aug-2014)
    People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

  • 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

  • Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (11-Aug-2014)
    High blood pressure, diabetes play the biggest roles, new research reports

  • Doctors May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Lack of time, uncertainty about benefits among potential reasons why, expert says

  • Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
    (07-Aug-2014)
    American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

  • Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Study suggests assessing seniors' memory, thinking skills to identify those at risk

  • Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
    (07-Aug-2014)
    American Heart Association releases statement saying risk may be increased if artery wall is torn

  • Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

  • Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

  • Cholesterol Drugs' Benefits Far Outweigh Side Effects, Review Finds
    (05-Aug-2014)
    But long-term use of statins may raise odds of diabetes among people with risk factors, experts say

  • Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

  • High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Study shows a link, but it's unclear if medications in midlife will ward off dementia

  • Barbershops Join Fight Against High Blood Pressure in Black Men
    (01-Aug-2014)
    Novel partnership detects "silent killer" in more than one-third of those tested, study reports

  • 'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease
    (01-Aug-2014)
    5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

  • 'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease
    (01-Aug-2014)
    5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

  • No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

  • No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

  • Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

  • Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds
    (31-Jul-2014)
    But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

  • Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Lifestyle choices influence long-term outcomes, researcher says

  • Inflammatory Muscle Disorder May Raise Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Patients with polymyalgia rheumatica may be more likely to develop vascular disease, study shows

  • Early Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Women's Hearts
    (28-Jul-2014)
    Hormone replacement started soon after menopause wasn't linked to hardening of the arteries in study

  • Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

  • Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
    (23-Jul-2014)
    Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

  • Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

  • High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

  • High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

  • Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

  • Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
    (21-Jul-2014)
    That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

  • Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
    (21-Jul-2014)
    But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

  • Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

  • Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

  • Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

  • Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

  • Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

  • Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts
    (16-Jul-2014)
    Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say

  • 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

  • Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

  • Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
    (15-Jul-2014)
    But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

  • Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
    (15-Jul-2014)
    Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

  • Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
    (15-Jul-2014)
    But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

  • Even Moderate Drinking Might Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
    (14-Jul-2014)
    But the finding held true for wine and liquor only, not beer, researchers note

  • Poor More Prone to Leg Circulation Trouble
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Focus is needed on treatment and education about condition that limits leg circulation, researchers say

  • A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
    (11-Jul-2014)
    New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

  • A Little Alcohol May Not Be Good for Your Heart After All
    (11-Jul-2014)
    New gene-focused review suggests that cutting down on drinking is always heart-healthy

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (10-Jul-2014)
    Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

  • Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (10-Jul-2014)
    Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

  • Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
    (09-Jul-2014)
    No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

  • Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
    (08-Jul-2014)
    As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

  • More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

  • Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries
    (07-Jul-2014)
    Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

  • Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen
    (04-Jul-2014)
    Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

  • Could Dark Chocolate Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation?
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Perhaps, but experts say there are better ways to obtain beneficial polyphenols

  • Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
    (02-Jul-2014)
    Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

  • After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care
    (26-Jun-2014)
    If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

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

  • Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Benefit outweighs cost of checking for weak spots in major blood vessel

  • People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins
    (23-Jun-2014)
    Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed

  • Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA
    (20-Jun-2014)
    Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

  • Rising Stroke Rate for Blacks in South Carolina, Study Finds
    (19-Jun-2014)
    Increase in stroke risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure may be to blame, researchers say

  • Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But experts aren't sure that vitamin D is responsible for lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer

  • New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection
    (18-Jun-2014)
    It might one day spare patients from invasive biopsies, study says

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
    (18-Jun-2014)
    But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

  • Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

  • Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

  • Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women
    (17-Jun-2014)
    Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

  • Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early
    (17-Jun-2014)
    As new guidelines take hold, doctors are focusing on cutting risk at a younger age

  • High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

  • 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

  • Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk, Study Suggests
    (12-Jun-2014)
    But unprocessed red meat was not implicated in this research

  • Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Poor heart health linked to mental impairment: study

  • Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (11-Jun-2014)
    For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

  • Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

  • Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

  • Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (10-Jun-2014)
    But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

  • Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

  • Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
    (10-Jun-2014)
    Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

  • Are You Eating Enough 'Powerhouse' Vegetables?
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Chard, beet greens are among the most nutrient-packed, report finds

  • 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 With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study
    (04-Jun-2014)
    Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

  • Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2014)
    It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends

  • 1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

  • 1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

  • More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch
    (02-Jun-2014)
    But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

  • Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

  • More Hispanics Took Heart Meds After Medicare Part D Launch
    (02-Jun-2014)
    But only small increase was seen among black patients during same period, study found

  • There's No 'Obesity Paradox' for Stroke, Study Finds
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Earlier findings suggesting that extra weight might be protective don't stand up, researchers say

  • Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
    (30-May-2014)
    Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

  • Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says
    (30-May-2014)
    But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

  • Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
    (30-May-2014)
    Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

  • Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
    (30-May-2014)
    Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

  • Diabetics Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
    (29-May-2014)
    Poorer results, higher costs seen in heart bypass patients with blood sugar disease

  • Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients
    (29-May-2014)
    Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

  • More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC
    (29-May-2014)
    But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

  • More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC
    (29-May-2014)
    But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

  • 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

  • Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study
    (23-May-2014)
    Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

  • Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
    (23-May-2014)
    Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

  • Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
    (23-May-2014)
    Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

  • Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says
    (23-May-2014)
    Whether flying or driving home, study finds similar complication rates

  • Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
    (23-May-2014)
    Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

  • Size of Brain Aneurysm Doesn't Predict Chances of Rupture: Study
    (23-May-2014)
    Smoking may be a greater risk factor, researchers report

  • Walking at Home Can Help Boost Poor Circulation in Legs, Study Shows
    (21-May-2014)
    Easier than going to supervised exercise program for those with narrowed arteries, researchers say

  • Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
    (21-May-2014)
    Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

  • Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
    (21-May-2014)
    Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

  • 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

  • Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find
    (20-May-2014)
    Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Women, Too
    (20-May-2014)
    Later onset of the sleep disorder may have led to an underestimation of women's risk, study suggests

  • Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery
    (20-May-2014)
    Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

  • Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Poorer Survival for Heart Failure Patients
    (19-May-2014)
    Study also found heightened odds for heart trouble in patients taking benzodiazepine sleep aids

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

  • Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart
    (19-May-2014)
    Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure

  • Using Internet, Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers: Study
    (16-May-2014)
    Researchers find measurement errors, misleading information

  • People With High Blood Pressure Often Have a 'Salt Tooth'
    (16-May-2014)
    Small new study suggests that some may have an unhealthy preference for saltier food

  • Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'
    (15-May-2014)
    Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

  • There May Be Such a Thing as 'Too Much Exercise'
    (15-May-2014)
    Research suggests that moderate activity might be best for people with pre-existing heart disease

  • Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'
    (15-May-2014)
    Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest

  • Health Tip: Trim the Fat From Meat
    (14-May-2014)
    Suggestions from the American Heart Association

  • Early Menopause Linked to Heart Failure Risk in Swedish Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Association was even stronger among women who had a history of smoking, researchers say

  • Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
    (14-May-2014)
    CDC report says most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol

  • Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Stress, Heart Trouble
    (13-May-2014)
    Study suggests brain may be key to the connection between negative emotions and inflammation

  • Adult Health Better for Bullies Than Their Victims: Study
    (12-May-2014)
    Surprising findings come from long-term tracking of kids' blood tests

  • 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

  • Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts
    (12-May-2014)
    Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

  • Know the Signs of Stroke
    (10-May-2014)
    Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

  • Know the Signs of Stroke
    (10-May-2014)
    Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

  • Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
    (09-May-2014)
    Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

  • 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

  • Exercise Crucial for Women's Heart Health After 30, Study Finds
    (09-May-2014)
    Australian researchers, using long-term data, find physical inactivity the most likely predictor of heart disease in women

  • Add Heart Test to High School Athletes' Screening, Cardiologists Say
    (08-May-2014)
    Electrocardiogram might help identify teens at risk of sudden death

  • Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk
    (08-May-2014)
    Aim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

  • Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Prevent Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (08-May-2014)
    So-called 'bariatric' procedures appear to cut risk of atrial fibrillation, researchers report

  • Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk
    (08-May-2014)
    Aim for at least four to five a day, experts advise

  • Zontivity Approved For People at High-Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (08-May-2014)
    Drug designed to reduce blood clots

  • Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns
    (06-May-2014)
    It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

  • Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone, FDA Warns
    (06-May-2014)
    It may cause more harm than good in those who have not experienced heart problems or stroke

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

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

  • Major Women's Health Study Paid Big Dividends
    (05-May-2014)
    Scientists say HRT research has returned $140 for every $1 spent on the $260 million trial

  • Statins Don't Prevent Kidney Disease Progression, Study Finds
    (01-May-2014)
    But the drugs do help lower cholesterol in these patients, researchers say

  • Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
    (01-May-2014)
    Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

  • Southeastern States Have Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths
    (01-May-2014)
    Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says

  • Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque

  • Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study
    (30-Apr-2014)
    When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

  • Stem Cells Used to Regenerate Heart Muscle in Monkeys
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Scientists say clinical trials in humans could be ready within 4 years

  • 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

  • Guidelines Aim to Detect More Congenital Heart Defects in Womb
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Picking up problems before birth allows for earlier monitoring, planning, American Heart Association says

  • A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

  • A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

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

  • Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

  • A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Less than a glass a day may also help the heart in those who already have kidney disease, researchers found

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

  • Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

  • Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease

  • Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

  • Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

  • Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults
    (16-Apr-2014)
    But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

  • Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England

  • Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
    (15-Apr-2014)
    More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

  • Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations
    (09-Apr-2014)
    But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease

  • Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

  • Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

  • Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

  • Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

  • Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

  • Stroke Often Missed in ERs, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Women, minorities and younger adults most likely to be misdiagnosed

  • Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure
    (04-Apr-2014)
    Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

  • Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

  • Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades

  • Heart Disease Haunted Mummies, Too
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Thought to be a modern malady, it was as prevalent in ancient times as it is today, study suggests

  • Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

  • Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

  • Exercise, Diet May Help 'Pre-Diabetics' Dodge Heart Disease Death
    (03-Apr-2014)
    Study followed Chinese people with high blood sugar for more than two decades

  • Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study
    (03-Apr-2014)
    But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add

  • CDC Salt Guidelines Too Low for Good Health, Study Suggests
    (02-Apr-2014)
    But agency stands by its recommendations for preventing stroke, heart disease

  • College Football Players Have Stiffer Arteries, Study Finds
    (02-Apr-2014)
    But it's unclear what that means for later heart health, researchers say

  • Fruits and Veggies May Reduce Death Risk, Study Suggests
    (01-Apr-2014)
    Large 12-year review found the more daily portions you eat, the better off you are

  • New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

  • Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

  • Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood

  • Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

  • Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Michigan hospitals had more related admissions the next Monday, researchers found

  • Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say

  • Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

  • Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

  • Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

  • More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

  • Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

  • Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Finding could help scientists protect astronauts, and also might benefit some patients on Earth

  • 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

  • Stronger Muscles May Mean Better Health for Kids
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Study of 6th-graders links greater strength to lower risk for heart disease

  • New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

  • Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

  • More Research Links Poor Heart Health With Alzheimer's Risk
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Brain plaque builds up as arteries stiffen, study suggests

  • Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

  • Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains: Study
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Death before 50 more likely for those who were heavy during adolescence

  • Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2014)
    Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study
    (28-Mar-2014)
    People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

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

  • Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters

  • Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months, Study Finds
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Tendency to eat more, exercise less when it's cold and snowy outside may explain trend

  • Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Linked to Heart Disease
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Low levels raise odds for clogged arteries, preliminary results suggest

  • Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

  • Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters

  • Marathon Training Might Boost Heart Health
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Middle-aged male runners get a lot of health mileage out of race prep, study finds

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

  • Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Linked to Heart Disease
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Low levels raise odds for clogged arteries, preliminary results suggest

  • Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

  • Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

  • Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study
    (27-Mar-2014)
    But less than one-third of survivors maintain consistently safe levels

  • Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Study finds weight gain increases odds for heart disease, diabetes

  • Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise
    (24-Mar-2014)
    But complications can occur, study found, and more research is needed

  • Hobbies Important for Stroke-Victim Caregivers
    (20-Mar-2014)
    Happier caregivers help loved ones do better, researcher says

  • Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report

  • Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke: Study
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Hispanic women are least likely to recognize when it is time to call 911, researchers report

  • Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets
    (18-Mar-2014)
    Heart benefits may stem from reaction in stomach bacteria, research suggests

  • Lower IQ, Worse Heart Fitness in Teens Linked to Risk of Early Dementia in Men
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Swedish researchers followed a million men for more than 40 years

  • Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

  • Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest

  • Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

  • Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest

  • Keep Your Heart Healthy
    (16-Mar-2014)
    Daily exercise, fruits and veggies, not smoking all help, cardiologist says

  • Wider Waistline May Mean Shorter Lifespan: Study
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Evidence review suggests extra inches raise risk of dying younger, regardless of body weight

  • Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

  • High Blood Pressure Common, Often Untreated in U.S. Hispanics: Study
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Lack of insurance, language barriers might be obstacles to care, expert says

  • Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Every 60 seconds shaved off how quickly tPA was given meant patient had one less day of disability

  • Mexican-Americans Fare Worse After Stroke, Study Finds
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Compared with whites, they had poorer physical, mental outcomes 3 months after brain attack

  • Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Every 60 seconds shaved off how quickly tPA was given meant patient had one less day of disability

  • Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults: CDC
    (13-Mar-2014)
    States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds

  • Pregnancy-Related Diabetes Tied to Future Heart Risk
    (12-Mar-2014)
    20-year study compared thickness of neck arteries

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Raise Stroke Risk: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Experts say the finding highlights importance of keeping blood pressure under control

  • New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

  • Lack of Sleep Compounds Health Problems for Obese Teens: Study
    (06-Mar-2014)
    Researchers report it was independently associated with higher risk of heart disease, diabetes

  • Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Measurements suggest raised risk for later heart attack, stroke, researchers say

  • Obesity Rates Triple in Canada
    (05-Mar-2014)
    More than one in five will be obese by 2019, study says

  • Health Tip: Choose Heart-Healthy Proteins
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Gain the benefit without the fat

  • Warfarin Safe for Kidney Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Use of the blood thinner may safely ease stroke risk linked to atrial fibrillation, Swedish research finds

  • Heart Attack Risk Rises in Hours After Angry Outburst: Study
    (04-Mar-2014)
    Absolute risk from any one episode remains very small, but the danger is there, experts say

  • Treatment Costs Vary for U.S. Children Born With Heart Defects
    (28-Feb-2014)
    Study tied higher-cost hospitals to more surgical complications, longer patient stays

  • Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

  • Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

  • Study Questions FDA Warning Against CT Scans for Those With Heart Devices
    (27-Feb-2014)
    It found no harm to patients with devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, but agency still concerned

  • FDA's New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar Content
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Another goal: give consumers a better understanding of realistic serving sizes

  • One-Third of Young Stroke Victims Remain Disabled Years After: Study
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Keys to improved function include preventing a 2nd stroke and continuing with rehab, experts say

  • Kids Born With HIV May Face Heart Risks Later, Study Suggests
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should watch for signs of cardiovascular disease, researcher says

  • Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Heart Health
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Offer low-fat foods

  • Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

  • Health Tip: Shop for Heart-Healthy Fruits and Veggies
    (25-Feb-2014)
    In a pinch, frozen will do

  • Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

  • Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Endocrine system might be disrupted by these water, stain repellants, study says

  • Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

  • Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

  • Diabetes Boosts Stroke Risk for Women, But Not Men: Study
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Research finds big gender gap, which one doctor believes is tied to better treatment for men

  • Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

  • Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

  • Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Depression and Heart Disease
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Exercise will help brighten your day

  • Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

  • Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says
    (24-Feb-2014)
    The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

  • Blood Thinners Now Recommended for People With Irregular Heartbeat
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Updated guideline from American Academy of Neurology aims to reduce stroke risk

  • 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

  • Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says
    (24-Feb-2014)
    The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

  • Could You Work the Device That Restarts Hearts?
    (21-Feb-2014)
    U.S. health officials recommend learning to use publicly placed defibrillators

  • Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

  • Iron Deficiency May Raise Stroke Risk
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Study found lack of key mineral can make blood 'stickier' and more likely to clot

  • Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (18-Feb-2014)
    But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

  • Training Videos Seem to Boost Brain Activity: Study
    (18-Feb-2014)
    Stroke patients, others who must relearn motor skills might benefit from findings, researchers say

  • More Specialists Question Safety of Testosterone Therapy for Older Men
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Endocrine Society echoes recent FDA concerns about the popular supplements

  • Stroke's Aftermath May Be Tougher on Women
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Immobility, pain and depression less likely for male survivors, research suggests

  • No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say
    (17-Feb-2014)
    Only people with history of stroke should get regular scans, U.S. panel concludes

  • Start Heart-Healthy Lessons in Childhood, Expert Says
    (16-Feb-2014)
    Limiting screen time, boosting exercise are essentials

  • 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

  • Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

  • Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

  • Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

  • Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

  • Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

  • Many Stroke Survivors Resume Driving Without Testing: Survey
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Less than 6 percent of those getting back behind the wheel got formal review of road readiness

  • Ovary Removal Might Raise Odds for Bone Loss, Heart Disease
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Doctors should assess overall risks in premenopausal women, study suggests

  • Implanted Monitor May Help Spot Dangerous Heart Rhythm After Stroke
    (14-Feb-2014)
    In company-funded trial, device outperformed usual tests in detecting atrial fibrillation

  • Can Vitamin C Ward Off Stroke?
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Researchers can't say for sure, but brain bleeds were more common among those with low levels of the vitamin

  • Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Questions you should ask your doctor

  • Health Tip: Being Active With Heart Failure
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Questions you should ask your doctor

  • Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

  • Stroke Risk May Persist Longer Than Thought After Childbirth
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Although rates are very low, study finds increased risk continues for 12 weeks after delivery

  • Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

  • Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

  • Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People's Risk for Stroke
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Tears in vessels may be partially to blame, but the exact link is unclear, researchers say

  • Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care
    (13-Feb-2014)
    However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

  • Early Clot-Busting Treatment Helps Most Stroke Patients: Study
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Even the elderly and those who had more severe attacks showed less disability later

  • Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

  • Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

  • Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Researchers find those with brain stem injury are more likely to develop the condition

  • Could the Weather Affect Your Stroke Risk?
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Study suggests stroke hospitalizations and death rates tied to changes in temperature and humidity

  • Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Within 24 hours of use, risk increases almost sevenfold, researchers report

  • Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
    (12-Feb-2014)
    The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

  • Infection-Triggered Strokes Deadlier for Blacks, Study Finds
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Further investigation needed to understand this racial disparity, researchers say

  • More Americans Getting High Blood Pressure Under Control: CDC
    (12-Feb-2014)
    Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done

  • 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

  • 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

  • FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Some studies had suggested naproxen (Aleve) might pose less of a threat than other painkillers

  • FDA to Investigate Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin for Possible Heart Failure Risk
    (11-Feb-2014)
    Marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR, drug appears to have no effect on heart attack or stroke risk

  • Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend, researchers report

  • Fewer Heart Patients Now Dying From Heart Disease, Study Shows
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Better surgical techniques, greater use of heart meds behind trend, researchers report

  • Low-Dose Statins Good Option for Some Heart Patients: Study
    (10-Feb-2014)
    When combined with other cholesterol-lowering treatments, they could be as good as high-dose statins alone

  • FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by Painkillers
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Studies suggest naproxen (Aleve) may pose less of a threat

  • 'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

  • New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

  • Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Factors that increase your risk

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Make sure your doctor approves

  • Kidney Injury During Surgery Tied to Risk of Heart Problems
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Study from Taiwan followed thousands of post-op patients

  • New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

  • New Guidelines Aim to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Pregnancy, childbirth, female hormones can all influence lifelong risk, experts say

  • Another Win for the Mediterranean-Style Diet
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Firefighters who followed it most closely saw less weight gain, lower risk of heart trouble

  • High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age
    (04-Feb-2014)
    25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries

  • Controlling Blood Pressure, Cholesterol May Not Boost Brain Health for Diabetics
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Study found no effect, but longer-term trials may be needed to see a benefit, experts add

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

  • Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk From Heart Trouble
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Sugar can be 'hidden' in savory foods as well as desserts and soda, experts note

  • CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
    (31-Jan-2014)
    It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

  • CDC to Launch Latest Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
    (31-Jan-2014)
    It will include now-deceased North Carolina woman whose appearance in first initiative stunned many viewers

  • Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke
    (30-Jan-2014)
    It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one

  • 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

  • Kids Who Undergo Heart Transplant Living Longer: Study
    (28-Jan-2014)
    Many are surviving 15 years and beyond, researchers find

  • Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Abdominal aortic aneurysms are bulges in a major artery that can burst without warning

  • First Trimester Appears Crucial for Baby's Heart Health
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Study finds slow fetal development linked to later cardiovascular problems

  • Research Reveals Secret Behind a Steady Heartbeat
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Six proteins work together to maintain healthy heart function, study authors find

  • Scientists ID New Genes Linked to Belly Fat
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Findings could advance efforts to develop personalized obesity treatments, researchers say

  • Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

  • Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

  • Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2014)
    American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco

  • Sleep During the Day May Throw Genes Into Disarray
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study might explain why health problems are more common among night workers

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

  • Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

  • Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Researchers figure out why, suggest not getting enough might raise risk for heart disease

  • No Proof That 'Blood-Type' Diets Work: Study
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Matching food choices to your blood type won't make you healthier, research suggests

  • Too Much Sitting May Be Harmful for Older Women
    (17-Jan-2014)
    12-year study of 93,000 women found higher risk of early death for least active

  • Obesity May Shorten Lives By Almost 4 Years: Study
    (16-Jan-2014)
    And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show

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

  • Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine
    (13-Jan-2014)
    Tiny, early study found reduced blood levels of nadolol among green tea drinkers

  • Mouse Study May Explain Link Between Clogged Arteries, Immune Dysfunction
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Research suggests circulatory system influences diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • Surgical 'Glue' May Help Repair Sick Children's Hearts
    (08-Jan-2014)
    New adhesive can patch holes in cardiac tissue and 'stick' even under high pressures, developers say

  • When It Comes to Heart Transplants, Size May Matter Most
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Study suggests that too-small hearts might reduce survival rates

  • Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against Heart Trouble Later
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Swedish study found link between aerobic fitness at 18 and lowered heart attack risk in middle age

  • Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

  • Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

  • Many Hispanic Women Unaware of Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (06-Jan-2014)
    Prevention strategies should target minority females, researchers say

  • Younger Adults Who've Had Shingles May Face Higher Stroke Risk
    (03-Jan-2014)
    Study also found increased odds of heart attack, mini-stroke in older adults years after infection

  • Unhealthy Cholesterol Levels Might Raise Alzheimer's Risk
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Keeping cholesterol under control may help brain as well as heart, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Opt for Heart-Healthy Holiday Foods
    (25-Dec-2013)
    Choose items rich in antioxidants

  • Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure: Study
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Researchers looked at nearly 70,000 adults in southeastern U.S.

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

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

  • Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    (20-Dec-2013)
    People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

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

  • Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
    (20-Dec-2013)
    People with pre-diabetes appear to benefit from adding extra steps to their daily stroll

  • As Body Weight Rises, So Do Health Costs, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2013)
    Increased expenses seen even at healthy weights

  • Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC
    (19-Dec-2013)
    New strategies needed to reduce risk of high blood pressure, experts say

  • Warfarin May Up Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    But the risk is temporary as blood thinner use starts, and could be overcome by other means, experts say

  • Anxiety Tied to Stroke Risk in Study
    (19-Dec-2013)
    But direct link not proven

  • Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

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

  • Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

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

  • Study Questions Safety of Common Anesthesia Drug
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Review tied etomidate to higher risk of death and heart problems compared to propofol

  • Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins
    (16-Dec-2013)
    Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

  • Heartening Drop in Diabetes Complications Seen Among Seniors
    (10-Dec-2013)
    But low blood sugar, a side effect of treatment, remains a concern, study authors say

  • Quit-Smoking Products Won't Harm the Heart, Review Finds
    (09-Dec-2013)
    But patients should not keep smoking while on nicotine-replacement therapy, experts warn

  • Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

  • FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company

  • Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

  • U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors

  • Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

  • U.S. Stroke Deaths Fell 30 Percent Over Past Decade
    (03-Dec-2013)
    Experts unsure exactly why, but better prevention and after-stroke care may be factors

  • Gene Mutation May Explain Heart Disease Risk Among African-Americans
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Study found variation tied to increased fats in the blood

  • Simple Technique Eyed for Diagnosing Irregular Heart Beat
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Common heart monitor can predict atrial fibrillation, study says

  • Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Small, early study found contraction rate sped up after people downed beverage

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

  • Brain-Training Device May Ease Stroke Paralysis
    (02-Dec-2013)
    Preliminary study finds benefits long after attack

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

  • Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests
    (27-Nov-2013)
    One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

  • Fizzy Drugs May Pose a High-Salt Danger, Study Suggests
    (27-Nov-2013)
    One day's dose of Alka-Seltzer exceeds recommended total intake of salt

  • Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

  • Study Raises Concerns Over Safety of Implanted Heart Pump
    (27-Nov-2013)
    Clots are arising at increasing rate for people using the HeartMate II device, although reasons are unclear

  • Women's Chest Pain Unreliable Indicator of Heart Attack: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Scientific tools, not patient complaints, needed for accurate diagnosis, expert says

  • How to Slash Heart Risks Tied to Obesity
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, analysis concludes

  • How to Slash Heart Risks Tied to Obesity
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Lower your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, analysis concludes

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

  • Quitting Smoking May Help Seniors' Hearts Sooner Than Thought
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Study found reduced death rates from heart-related causes within 8 years

  • 'Healthy' Obesity May Still Carry Higher Health Risks
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Researchers found greater odds of developing heart conditions, diabetes despite lack of symptoms

  • Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Study found males with levels of the hormone in the mid-range had lowest death risk

  • Does Caffeine in Coffee Perk Up Heart Health?
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Researchers still aren't sure, but suspect it might improve function of small blood vessels

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath

  • Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath

  • 'Smart' Pacemakers May Protect Heart From Further Damage
    (19-Nov-2013)
    Study found 'on-off' devices were better than standard 'always on' devices in those with slow heartbeats

  • Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free
    (19-Nov-2013)
    One trial found gene tests help with standby med warfarin, another shows promise for newer drug

  • 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

  • Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

  • Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

  • 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

  • Kids' Cancer Treatments May Cause Heart Trouble, Study Says
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Changes in arteries seen while still in childhood

  • Heart Disease No. 1 Cause of Pregnancy-Related Deaths in California: Study
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Researchers say one-third of these deaths could be prevented

  • Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa
    (18-Nov-2013)
    In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

  • New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Doctors should inform families about short- and long-term consequences, researcher says

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

  • Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Atrial fibrillation can lead to dangerous heart complications

  • Could Vaccines Someday Improve Heart Health?
    (18-Nov-2013)
    In early studies, injections lowered cholesterol and blood pressure in animals

  • Eyes Might Be Window Into Common Heart Disorder
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Damage to blood vessels of the retinas and kidneys tied to higher risk for atrial fibrillation, study found

  • Text Message From Your Heart Doc: 'Take Your Medicine'
    (18-Nov-2013)
    New study finds reminder texts help patients stay on the right track for health

  • 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

  • Walking May Cut Stroke Risk in Older Men
    (14-Nov-2013)
    British study suggests the number of weekly hours walked, not how fast, is what matters

  • Most U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Heart Studies Take Years to Get Published: Report
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Delays could keep promising treatments from patients who need them

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

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

  • Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

  • Exposure to the Metal Tungsten May Raise Stroke Risk
    (12-Nov-2013)
    Study measured levels in 8,600 Americans

  • Urine Test May Spot Heart, Kidney Risk in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Screening could help identify those who would benefit from early treatment, researchers say

  • More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

  • 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

  • Diabetes Greatly Raises Younger Women's Heart Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2013)
    For those under 60, diabetes quadruples the risk of heart disease, bringing it on par with men

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

  • Heart-Rhythm Disorder Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack: Study
    (04-Nov-2013)
    People with atrial fibrillation had nearly doubled odds of a later heart attack

  • Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

  • Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

  • Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Small study found cardiac changes, but they were reversible and less likely with proper training

  • Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

  • Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

  • Study Links Americans' Low Fiber Intake to Higher Heart Risk
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Research looked at a decade of data from thousands of U.S. adults

  • Ultrasound Device May Improve Emergency Stroke Care: Study
    (25-Oct-2013)
    In combination with a powerful clot-dissolving drug, the technology might help clear blocked arteries

  • Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

  • Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Since some classes of meds had the effect but others didn't, more than just blood pressure may be at work

  • Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

  • Opsumit Approved for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    (23-Oct-2013)
    New drug relaxes lung arteries

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
    (23-Oct-2013)
    . . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

  • Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update
    (23-Oct-2013)
    CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

  • Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

  • One-Third of U.S. Adults Are Obese, CDC Says
    (17-Oct-2013)
    The number hasn't budged for years, agency notes

  • Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2013)
    Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment

  • Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

  • Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease
    (15-Oct-2013)
    Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty

  • High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems
    (14-Oct-2013)
    European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

  • High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems
    (14-Oct-2013)
    European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

  • Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

  • Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble

  • Chronic Exposure to Airplane Noise Might Harm the Heart: Study
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Levels of heart disease, stroke rose along with exposure, researchers say

  • Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Prevention is crucial, neurologists agree

  • Whites at Highest Risk for Irregular Heart Rhythm, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2013)
    It's possible that a gene in European ancestry is linked to atrial fibrillation, researcher says

  • 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

  • Study Tallies Risk of Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Stent Placement
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Those at highest odds for new heart attack, stroke include people with advanced disease

  • Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult
    (04-Oct-2013)
    'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

  • Poor Sleep Habits Linked With Chronic Diseases, Study Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Too much shuteye may be even more damaging than too little

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation

  • Study Compares Heart Risks for 2 Hormonal Regimens
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Premarin may have bigger impact in cardiovascular system, research suggests

  • Health Tip: Smoking Affects Heart Health
    (30-Sep-2013)
    It damages blood vessels and blood cells

  • Healthy Eating Benefits Heart Failure Patients, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Low-sodium diet lowered high blood pressure after 3 weeks

  • Blood Thinner Dangerous for Patients With Artificial Heart Valves, Study Finds
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Trial, which was halted early, found Pradaxa increased risk for strokes and bleeding in this group

  • Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

  • Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

  • Could Obesity Help Older People With Type 2 Diabetes?
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Study found heavier seniors had lower death risk but higher disease risk, with reasons uncertain

  • Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
    (24-Sep-2013)
    One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years

  • Low Testosterone Linked to Possible Heart Problems in Men
    (24-Sep-2013)
    But study didn't explain how hormone levels might contribute to disease

  • Some Birth Defects in the Heart Present Infection Risk, Study Finds
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Doctors should educate parents about infective endocarditis, researcher says

  • Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

  • Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans

  • Health Tip: Do You Need Frequent Cholesterol Screenings?
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Your age, weight are factors

  • Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

  • Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study
    (19-Sep-2013)
    But heart benefits of these drugs are significant, expert says

  • Health Tip: Do You Need Frequent Cholesterol Screenings?
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Your age, weight are factors

  • Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Review found they reduced risk by 7 percent, but did not reduce severity or risk of death

  • Vitamin B Supplements May Guard Against Stroke
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Review found they reduced risk by 7 percent, but did not reduce severity or risk of death

  • New Understanding of Racial Disparities and Diabetes
    (17-Sep-2013)
    Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in study

  • Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

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

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

  • Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

  • Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

  • Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Keeping physically active may boost survival in those with a negative outlook, study suggests

  • Racial and Ethnic Differences Seen in Survival, Care Needs With Certain Strokes
    (11-Sep-2013)
    Hispanic patients had lowest death rates after subarachnoid stroke, study found

  • CPR Underused by Minorities, Study Finds
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Different approach to classes needed in urban areas, researchers say

  • ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds
    (10-Sep-2013)
    At some hospitals 1 in 4 patients returns for emergency care following colon operation

  • Financial Incentives for Docs May Improve Care
    (10-Sep-2013)
    Studies looked at types of treatments offered and compared patients' blood pressure control

  • 5 Percent of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn
    (09-Sep-2013)
    New and better treatments needed for this newly defined disease, researchers say

  • Heart Attack Death Rates Unchanged Despite Faster Treatment, Study Finds
    (04-Sep-2013)
    In-hospital time to angioplasty improved by 16 minutes over four years

  • Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

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

  • All-in-One Pill May Be Effective Treatment for Heart Care
    (03-Sep-2013)
    International study shows cardiac patients more likely to take their drugs if they're packaged together

  • Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation
    (03-Sep-2013)
    Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

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

  • New Diabetes Drug Seems Safe for Heart, Study Finds
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Onglyza study reflects new cautious approach to oversight of diabetes medicines, experts say

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

  • Glass of Wine a Day May Ward Off Depression, Study Suggests
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But, moderate drinking might also just be sign of normal social life, researchers add

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

  • High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men
    (27-Aug-2013)
    They're far more prone to heart attacks than women, study found

  • 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

  • Hospitals Increasingly Give Powerful Clot-Buster for Stroke
    (23-Aug-2013)
    But drug known as tPA is still underused, study author says

  • Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Program created specifically for people with multiple health issues was safe, boosted fitness

  • Scientists Make Damaged Heart Cells Healthy Again in Lab Tests
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Ultimate goal is cellular 'patch' after heart attack

  • Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Hemorrhagic, or bleeding, stroke odds 17 percent higher than for men who smoke

  • Ultra-Early Treatment Reduces Disability After Stroke: Study
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Administering clot-busting drugs within 90 minutes of mild stroke boosts odds for recovery, experts say

  • Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Antioxidants may explain finding from large Swedish study, author says

  • Pregnant and Obese: Early Deaths Noted Among Offspring
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study findings suggest need for weight control before conception

  • Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds
    (13-Aug-2013)
    But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

  • Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Study findings challenge policy of 'watchful waiting' for people with mitral valve regurgitation

  • Stroke Rates Dropped Over Decade, Study in Texas Finds
    (13-Aug-2013)
    But Mexican-Americans aged 45 to 75 still at greater risk than their white peers, results show

  • Mediterranean Diet May Counter Genetic Risk of Stroke
    (13-Aug-2013)
    People who consumed plenty of nuts or olive oil fared better in study

  • Preemie Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Heart Trouble
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Study found changes in size, structure and function of the right ventricle

  • Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure: Study
    (12-Aug-2013)
    No improvement seen in older adults with hypertension after one year

  • Eye Photography May Reveal Stroke Risk, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Imaging might suggest need for more aggressive blood pressure management, experts say

  • ER Docs Can Tell Difference Between Stroke and Bell's Palsy
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Some symptoms, such as facial paralysis, may be similar, but very few are misdiagnosed, study finds

  • Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Stent procedure was successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

  • Fitness Club Best Place for Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Availability of automated external defibrillator may be key.

  • Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
    (07-Aug-2013)
    As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

  • Obese Kids More Likely to Have Asthma, With Worse Symptoms
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Study analyzed medical records of more than 600,000 children

  • Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Procedure successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

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

  • Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Appears to Improve Results, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2013)
    Patients engaged in their health care do better, expert says

  • Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide
    (01-Aug-2013)
    More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

  • Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide
    (01-Aug-2013)
    More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

  • Low Blood Sugar Levels May Pose Heart Risks for Diabetics, Review Suggests
    (31-Jul-2013)
    The findings were based on six prior studies

  • Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men
    (25-Jul-2013)
    In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

  • Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

  • Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

  • 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

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

  • Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

  • Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Men who miss morning meal much more likely to suffer heart attack, research shows

  • Many Patients Getting Needless Heart Test, Study Contends
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Most echocardiograms don't change patients' care, so they're not clinically useful, researchers say

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

  • Routine Echocardiograms Wouldn't Reduce Heart Events: Study
    (22-Jul-2013)
    Experts say findings support current guidelines that only at-risk people must receive the test

  • COPD Tied to Tiny Brain Bleeds, Study Finds
    (19-Jul-2013)
    Likelihood increases with illness severity, researchers say

  • Avoidance of Hormone Therapy May Have Harmed Hysterectomy Patients: Study
    (18-Jul-2013)
    For older women without a uterus, estrogen may save lives, researchers say

  • Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lower Your Stroke Risk
    (18-Jul-2013)
    Direct effect not shown in study, but experts say physical activity's impact is clear

  • Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

  • Following Blood Pressure-Drug Schedule May Be Critical to Survival
    (17-Jul-2013)
    Risk of stroke, death increased for patients who weren't compliant, study finds

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

  • Physical Punishment in Childhood Tied to Health Woes as Adults
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Study found higher odds for adult obesity, heart disease, arthritis

  • Scientists Create Blood Vessels in Mice Using Human Stem Cells
    (15-Jul-2013)
    They say research could lead to advances in treatment of cardiovascular disease

  • Stroke Risk May Be Higher for Chinese People Than Whites
    (15-Jul-2013)
    And they experience first strokes at younger ages, large study found

  • With Weekly Exercise, Time Trumps Frequency
    (12-Jul-2013)
    No matter how they spread out 150 minutes of activity, study participants showed similar disease risk

  • Just Cutting Back on Smoking May Not Boost Lifespan
    (12-Jul-2013)
    Quitting entirely is only way to extend longevity, study contends

  • Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

  • Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

  • Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

  • Development of New Diabetes Drug Halted by Maker
    (10-Jul-2013)
    Failure of aleglitazar might affect FDA deliberations on whether to ease restrictions on similar drug Avandia

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

  • Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    The melody and structure of song synchronized heart rhythms among choir members, small study finds

  • Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Smoking also increases risk of dangerous rupture, researchers say

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

  • Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Smoking also increases risk of dangerous rupture, researchers say

  • Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

  • Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

  • Do Heart Patients Get Too Many Cholesterol Tests?
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Unnecessary screenings contribute to rising U.S. health costs, study suggests

  • PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets
    (28-Jun-2013)
    Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

  • 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

  • Stroke Prevention Tips for Women
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Manage risk factors that lie within your control, advises neurologist

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Aid Stroke Recovery: Study
    (27-Jun-2013)
    Small trial found patients had faster recovery of lost language, speech skills

  • Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study of women identifies important risk factor

  • Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study
    (26-Jun-2013)
    After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event

  • Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect

  • A Honey of a Heart Condition
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Too much rhododendron-sourced sweetener caused irregular heart rhythm in Turkish father and son

  • Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?
    (25-Jun-2013)
    After years of drinking only soda, no water, her potassium levels dropped too low, report says

  • Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (25-Jun-2013)
    But study of overweight patients found lifestyle changes may prevent complications such as kidney failure, eye damage

  • Liver Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease should undergo coronary screening, researcher says

  • Blood Transfusions May Mean Fewer Strokes in Kids With Sickle Cell Disease
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Study found the practice, first widely initiated in 1998, is reaping benefits for young patients

  • 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

  • 1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

  • Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

  • 1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD, Study Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    And that can pose serious psychological challenges, researcher says

  • U.S. Doctors' Group Labels Obesity a Disease
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision

  • Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
    (18-Jun-2013)
    MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack

  • Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims, Study Confirms
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Quick treatment improves odds for survival and mobility, researchers find

  • Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
    (18-Jun-2013)
    MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack

  • Every Minute Counts for Stroke Victims, Study Confirms
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Quick treatment improves odds for survival and mobility, researchers find

  • Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device: Study
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease, researcher says

  • Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

  • Grueling X-Country Ski Race May Affect Heart Rhythm
    (12-Jun-2013)
    Arrhythmia more common among frequent racers, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
    (11-Jun-2013)
    Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death

  • More Doctors Starting to Favor 'Wrist Route' to Heart: Study
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Using groin pathway for artery-opening procedures is more dangerous, researchers say

  • Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

  • More Doctors Starting to Favor 'Wrist Route' to Heart: Study
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Using groin pathway for artery-opening procedures is more dangerous, researchers say

  • FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

  • What to Do When Lightning Strikes
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Planning for the worst may be the best protection, experts say

  • Heart Device 'Shock' Anxiety May Hamper Sex Life
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Study found more sexual dysfunction among men, women with implanted defibrillators

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2013)
    But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men

  • FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

  • Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

  • Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

  • Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Fewer heart attacks, deaths for patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors

  • Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

  • Blacks With Certain Gene Need Lower Doses of Warfarin: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    More than 40 percent have the variation, which affects their response to the common blood thinner

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

  • Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Muscle, Joint Problems: Study
    (03-Jun-2013)
    But heart benefits of statins outweigh risks, expert says

  • Advanced Heart Failure Still Kills 1 in 3 Within Three Years: Study
    (30-May-2013)
    But treatment advances have reduced overall deaths over past two decades

  • Transfusions With Heart Surgery Might Raise Infection Risk
    (30-May-2013)
    Delicate balance exists between treating anemia, avoiding side effects from infusion of red blood cells, study says

  • PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep
    (30-May-2013)
    Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

  • High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble
    (30-May-2013)
    Review found chances were greatest in those who took NSAIDs and had a history of cardiovascular disease

  • One in 600 Flights Involves Medical Emergency, Study Says
    (29-May-2013)
    Physician passengers assist in nearly half of cases

  • Monday Best Time for Hospitalization With Heart Failure, Study Says
    (24-May-2013)
    Death rates appear to rise and fall depending on day of week, season, research suggests

  • Underactive Thyroid and Heart Failure a Bad Combination: Study
    (22-May-2013)
    Hypothyroidism impact varies by race, with blacks at increased risk of death, findings suggest

  • Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
    (22-May-2013)
    Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

  • Cost of Treating Strokes in U.S. Could Soar to $180B Annually by 2030: Report
    (22-May-2013)
    An aging population could double expenditures, American Heart Association says

  • Age, Other Illnesses May Make Prostate Cancer Treatment Unnecessary
    (21-May-2013)
    For older patients with hypertension, heart failure, different problems will likely cause death, study finds

  • 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

  • Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
    (20-May-2013)
    Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

  • Sports May Be OK With Defibrillator, Study Says
    (20-May-2013)
    But each patient must make decision with doctor's input

  • Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
    (20-May-2013)
    But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks, specialist adds

  • Control of Heart Risks May Vary Among Outpatient Practices
    (17-May-2013)
    Comparison of 18 offices finds wide range of success in tackling smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure

  • Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds
    (17-May-2013)
    By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

  • Heart Risks Last Beyond Hospital Discharge, Study Finds
    (16-May-2013)
    Likelihood of death, readmission remains high for more than 30 days after heart failure, heart attack

  • Living Near Fast-Food Outlets Might Boost Obesity Risk
    (16-May-2013)
    Study of black Americans found link between having these restaurants nearby and being overweight

  • Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too
    (16-May-2013)
    Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

  • Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
    (15-May-2013)
    Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

  • Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says
    (15-May-2013)
    It's never too late to start, researchers find

  • Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function
    (14-May-2013)
    Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

  • Costlier Heart Device May Not Be Worth It, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2013)
    Dual-chamber implanted defibrillators had more complications than single-chamber models

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds
    (13-May-2013)
    Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat

  • How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke: Experts
    (13-May-2013)
    Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery

  • Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
    (10-May-2013)
    Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

  • Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
    (10-May-2013)
    Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

  • Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases
    (10-May-2013)
    Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic

  • Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart
    (09-May-2013)
    Even not-so-loud sounds seemed to raise people's heart rate in small study

  • Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
    (09-May-2013)
    Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety

  • Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say
    (09-May-2013)
    American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals

  • 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

  • Money Motivates Weight Loss -- One Step at a Time
    (08-May-2013)
    Obese adults embrace walking program to avoid hike in insurance premiums, study finds

  • Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life
    (07-May-2013)
    Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

  • Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
    (07-May-2013)
    Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say

  • Mild Hyperthyroidism Tied to Higher Death Risk
    (03-May-2013)
    Danish study did not prove a cause-and-effect link, however

  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle May Also Prevent Lethal Blood Clots
    (02-May-2013)
    Large U.S. study followed people nearly 5 years to gauge their risk

  • 'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'
    (02-May-2013)
    Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

  • 'What's Bad for the Heart Also Bad for the Brain'
    (02-May-2013)
    Smoking, diabetes, other things that harm physical health linked to poorer mental function, study says

  • Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds
    (01-May-2013)
    Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

  • Mediterranean Diet Benefits Heart, Even Without Weight Loss: Study
    (01-May-2013)
    Healthy eating helped men lower bad cholesterol

  • Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds
    (01-May-2013)
    Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

  • Antibiotic Azithromycin Won't Harm Healthy Hearts: Study
    (01-May-2013)
    Researchers found no increased death risk in those free of cardiovascular disease

  • Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

  • Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

  • Kcentra Approved to Stop Severe Bleeding in Heart Patients
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Can be given faster than plasma

  • 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

  • Many Stroke Patients Don't Call 911, Study Finds
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Ambulance can speed diagnosis and lifesaving treatment

  • Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

  • 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

  • Living in 'Stroke Belt' as Teen May Raise Future Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at whether adults eventually had a stroke and compared areas where they had lived

  • 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

  • Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

  • Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

  • Common Heart Meds May Boost Recovery From Non-Cardiac Surgeries
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Large study looked at possible protective effect of beta-blockers

  • Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

  • Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

  • HIV Drugs May Help Protect Young Patients' Hearts: Study
    (22-Apr-2013)
    Far from harming the cardiovascular health of infected children, drug cocktails may give benefit

  • Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

  • Hard Physical Labor May Boost Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke: Studies
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Researcher says higher mental stress, lower income could be factors

  • Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

  • Could Turtle Gene Findings Aid Human Health?
    (17-Apr-2013)
    The slow-moving reptiles might offer clues about stroke and heart attack recovery, researchers say

  • Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Single strand may yield evidence about heart-harmful hormone levels in seniors, researchers say

  • Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Medical groups lower threshold for body-fat levels in new recommendations

  • Scarring May Raise Death Risk From Fatty Liver Disease
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at liver condition not tied to alcoholism

  • Heart Scarring May Be More Dangerous Than Thought, Study Suggests
    (16-Apr-2013)
    Anomaly in a cardiac pumping chamber shows up on EKG and is tied to higher heart failure rate

  • Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

  • Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

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

  • Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

  • Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

  • Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Women who consume alcohol in moderation have lower risk of heart disease death, researchers add

  • Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

  • Common Heart Drug Linked to Cancer Risk in Study
    (08-Apr-2013)
    But one cardiologist stands by the drug, amiodarone, and said patients shouldn't be alarmed by the report

  • Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Gut bacteria break down carnitine into another substance that damages blood vessels, study finds

  • Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

  • Less Salt, More Potassium = Millions of Lives Saved
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Modest dietary changes would reduce risk of stroke, heart disease, studies confirm

  • 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

  • Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

  • 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

  • Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Study found the pain is also related to greater disability

  • U.S. Spends More on Dementia Care Than Heart Disease or Cancer: Study
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Annual bill now tops $200 billion, largely for long-term care, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Poor Sleep Can Hurt Your Heart...
    (02-Apr-2013)
    ... By increasing stress, among other factors

  • Follow-Up Care After Chest Pain Called Crucial
    (01-Apr-2013)
    High-risk patients who saw doctor within month of ER visit reduced risk for heart attack, death

  • Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • Eat Fish, Live Longer?
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study finds link between blood levels of omega-3s and longevity

  • Many U.S. Teens Have Poor Health Habits
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Bad diet, lack of exercise raise odds for later heart disease, experts warn

  • Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Study looked at factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels

  • More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Simple measures include adding fruits, veggies to your diet, experts say

  • New Method May Help Pinpoint Woman's Final Menstrual Period
    (26-Mar-2013)
    Doctors could use information to start preventive treatment for bone loss, researcher says

  • Stress During Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby
    (25-Mar-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at women who had lost a close relative while expecting

  • Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Boosting physicians' fitness might have trickle-down effect for entire population, experts say

  • 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

  • Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm
    (21-Mar-2013)
    But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

  • Most of World's Adults Consume Too Much Salt, Study Finds
    (21-Mar-2013)
    Majority taking in double the recommended amount, increasing their health risks

  • 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

  • Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

  • Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Study estimated beverages' role in worldwide obesity and heart disease, diabetes, some cancers

  • Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

  • Stroke Before Age 50 Linked to Raised Risk of Early Death
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Study authors stress that improved diet, quitting smoking can minimize the odds

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • Study Probes Use of Filter Device to Stop Deadly Blood Clots
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Hospitals' use of vena cava filters varies widely, probably because evidence is lacking of benefit

  • Childhood Depression May Be Tied to Later Heart Risk: Study
    (15-Mar-2013)
    For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows

  • With Certain Strokes, Effects Can Persist a Decade Later
    (15-Mar-2013)
    'Survivorship care plans' might help people cope with quality-of-life concerns, study suggests

  • Incoherent Text Messages May Signal Stroke, Doctors Say
    (15-Mar-2013)
    Case study describes man whose only clear symptom was not realizing his messages were garbled

  • Clot Buster Safe for Stroke Patients on Blood Thinners: Study
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Fears that giving tPA to those taking aspirin or Plavix might raise risk of brain bleeds largely unfounded, researchers say

  • Can Green Tea, Coffee Reduce Stroke Risk?
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Large Japanese study didn't prove cause and effect, however

  • Major Bleeds After Heart Procedures May Raise Death Risk: Study
    (12-Mar-2013)
    But strategies exist to modify this risk, researchers say

  • Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

  • Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

  • Blood Test Plus Targeted Care May Stop Heart Failure Before It Starts
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Coordination between primary care docs and cardiologists is key to prevention, study suggests

  • Quitting Cigarettes Cuts Heart Risks, Even If You Gain Weight
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study shows cardiac-health benefits in kicking the habit despite added pounds

  • Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

  • Angioplasty Safe in Hospitals Without On-Site Heart Surgery Services
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Outcomes for non-emergency coronary procedure were similar among hospitals in Massachusetts study

  • Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Research pins cardiac problems on severe stress

  • 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

  • Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at young women who'd recently given birth

  • Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

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

  • Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Study finds 'hardening of the arteries' widespread throughout history, showing it's not just a modern ill

  • Bypass Patients Fare Equally Well With or Without Heart-Lung Machine
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Three studies find no differences in outcomes, even for the frail or elderly

  • 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

  • Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded
    (08-Mar-2013)
    AAN asks doctors, patients to question procedures as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds
    (07-Mar-2013)
    The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

  • Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

  • Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds
    (07-Mar-2013)
    The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

  • Piling on Pounds When Younger May Lead to Enlarged Heart Later
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study found the earlier the weight gain, the greater the increase in heart size, a disease risk factor

  • Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

  • Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Recommended pre-op therapy neglected in 7 percent of angioplasty patients, study finds

  • Walking Program Helps Stroke Survivors Get On With Life
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Jamaican study eased people back into walking alone without fear

  • Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

  • Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

  • Sound Sleep Helps the Heart, Expert Says
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Between 6 and 8 hours nightly is ideal

  • 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

  • Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy

  • 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

  • HIV May Raise Risk of Heart Attack
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found 48 percent higher chance of heart trouble

  • High-Fiber Diet Helps Heart Too, Expert Says
    (02-Mar-2013)
    Learn to read food labels closely, he advises

  • Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

  • Ultrasound Allows Early Detection of Fluid in Dialysis Patients' Lungs
    (28-Feb-2013)
    In study of people with kidney failure, fluid overload predicted heart problems, death

  • Blocked Heart Arteries May Be Key Risk Factor for Stroke
    (28-Feb-2013)
    The more calcium inside vessels, the higher the odds for the brain attacks, study found

  • 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

  • Smaller Aortic Aneurysms May Require Less Frequent Monitoring
    (26-Feb-2013)
    U.K. study helps confirm standard of care in the United States for patients with these vessel 'bulges'

  • Heart Failure Drug May Only Help Heart's Function, Not Symptoms
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Spironolactone didn't boost treadmill test results, quality of life in one form of condition, study finds

  • 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

  • CPR Training Should Focus on High-Risk Neighborhoods: Experts
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Bystander resuscitation attempts and cardiac arrest survival vary widely by location

  • Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

  • Experts Dispute Value of Checking Kids' Blood Pressure
    (25-Feb-2013)
    Task force finds insufficient data to support testing, but others say it's essential

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

  • Children Born With Heart Defects Show Growth Lags 3 Years Later
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Study found gaps in weight, length and head size compared to other kids

  • Dialysis Catheters Tied to Higher Risk for Infection, Death, Study Finds
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Other methods of accessing blood are safer, researchers concluded

  • Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Risks for diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds

  • Fetal Heart May Develop Later in Pregnancy Than Thought
    (21-Feb-2013)
    British study suggests muscle may not be fully formed until 20th week

  • 1 in 8 Americans Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes: Poll
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Only 21 percent of those interviewed say they're well-versed on the disease, Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds

  • High-Antioxidant Diet May Not Prevent Stroke, Dementia, Study Finds
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Instead, the type of antioxidant-rich food you eat might be key, experts 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

  • 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

  • Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

  • Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

  • Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

  • When Trees Die Off, Human Health May Also Suffer
    (12-Feb-2013)
    Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but supports link between people and the environment

  • Long Waits in the ER May Raise PTSD Risk for Heart Patients
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Those who spent over 11 hours in emergency department more likely to be traumatized months later: study

  • Cut Salt, Save 500,000 U.S. Lives Over a Decade, Study Finds
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Strategy would greatly reduce deaths from stroke and heart attack, experts say

  • Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke
    (07-Feb-2013)
    In early weeks home from hospital, families often deal with depression, study says

  • Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

  • One in Every 12 Stroke Survivors Contemplates Suicide, Study Finds
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Early study found higher rates than in people with heart attacks, diabetes, cancer

  • Surgical Delivery of Drug Shows Promise Against 'Bleeding' Stroke
    (07-Feb-2013)
    New approach improved recovery time, but a larger trial is needed, experts say

  • Docs, Families May Underestimate Patients' Odds After Some Strokes: Study
    (07-Feb-2013)
    For bleeding attacks, longer-term outcome may sometimes be better than it initially appears

  • 'Clot-Buster' Drug May Still Be Best Stroke Treatment
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Italian study found tPA as good as invasive procedures that go into artery to retrieve, destroy clots

  • 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

  • Southern Diet Might Explain the 'Stroke Belt'
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Study found those who ate fried, salty foods and processed meats were more likely to have strokes

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

  • Tai Chi Might Help Stroke Survivors Avoid Falls
    (06-Feb-2013)
    Small study suggests the ancient art helps maintain physical balance

  • Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts say small study is not conclusive, tobacco smoking may have clouded results

  • Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease
    (05-Feb-2013)
    The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

  • Calcium Supplements May Raise Men's Death Risk From Heart Disease
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Study did not find similar threat to women, however

  • With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation

  • Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Says highly caffeinated beverages can cause heart problems, especially when combined with alcohol

  • 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

  • Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

  • Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

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

  • New Stroke Guidelines Stress Treatment Within One Hour of Arrival in ER
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Calling 911, going to a stroke center, getting care quickly combine to improve outcomes, experts say

  • Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Bone and blood vessel adaptations let the birds escape trauma from such movement

  • New Stroke Guidelines Stress Treatment Within One Hour of Arrival in ER
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Calling 911, going to a stroke center, getting care quickly combine to improve outcomes, experts say

  • Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say

  • Vegetarianism May Cut Heart Disease Risk By Third: Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    Lowered blood pressure, cholesterol levels may be the key, researchers say

  • 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

  • Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death

  • Implanted Defibrillator Patients Prefer Device Off if Very Ill: Survey
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Heart experts consider point when benefit of shocks no longer outweighs disturbance

  • Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study
    (25-Jan-2013)
    In this age group, procedure is about health only, not appearance, expert says

  • Extreme Cold Snap Brings Unexpected Health Risks
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Heart attacks, strokes and asthma flare-ups increase, expert warns

  • Longtime Smokers Lose a Decade of Life
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Large study of U.S. smokers found quitting by age 35 reduces effect most, but it's never too late

  • Oxygen Therapy Spurs Recovery in Some Stroke Patients
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Study found certain survivors gained lost skills months, years after their attack

  • Obese Patients Urged to Lose Weight Before Kidney Transplant
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Extra pounds may hinder success of procedure, research review suggests

  • 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

  • Uncontrolled Risk Factors Put Stroke Survivors in Danger
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Smoking, high blood pressure especially dangerous for those with subarachnoid hemorrhage

  • PTSD Can Hamper Drug Treatment for Stroke Survivors: Study
    (18-Jan-2013)
    These patients less likely to take prescribed medications that could prevent second stroke

  • Inserting Breathing Tube May Not Be Best for Victims of Cardiac Arrest
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Patients in large study seemed to do better when emergency workers used older ventilation method

  • Migraine With Aura May Raise Risk of Heart Trouble
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Study found only high blood pressure was a greater predictor of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots

  • Cardiac Deaths May Lead to Shortage of Donor Livers
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Age, weight and diabetes status also affect quality of organs donated for transplantation, study says

  • Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

  • Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health

  • High BPA Levels in Kids Linked to Risk for Heart, Kidney Damage: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    When concentrations of the plastics chemical were high, a signal for kidney woes rose too

  • How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell
    (08-Jan-2013)
    Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

  • Hillary Clinton Returns to Work
    (07-Jan-2013)
    Secretary of State was released from hospital last week after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

  • Implanted Heart Devices Have Real-World Benefits: Study
    (04-Jan-2013)
    These defibrillators perform well outside of the research environment, investigators say

  • Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

  • Experts Challenge Americans to Reduce Salt Intake
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Your palate will adjust to less salty foods in 3 weeks, heart professionals say

  • Weight-Lifting May Boost Heart Health in Black Men: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Resistance training linked to positive cardiovascular effects, but same impact not seen in whites

  • Eliquis Approved for People With Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (03-Jan-2013)
    To help prevent stroke and deadly blood clots

  • Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Secretary of State's doctors confident she will make full recovery after treatment for blood clot in head

  • Hillary Clinton Plans to Return to Work Next Week
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Secretary of State was released from hospital Wednesday after 3 days of treatment for blood clot

  • Recent Ex-Smokers May Fare Worse After Heart Bypass: Study
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Research shows higher rate of failure for grafted vessels in these patients

  • Hillary Clinton Has Blood Clot in Head, Full Recovery Expected
    (01-Jan-2013)
    Secretary of State's doctors discovered the obstruction Sunday, possibly linked to recent concussion

  • Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report
    (26-Dec-2012)
    However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

  • Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report
    (26-Dec-2012)
    However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease

  • Survival Equal in 2 Types of Abdominal Aneurysm Repair: Study
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Less-invasive endovascular method now an acceptable alternative to open surgery, Hopkins researcher says

  • Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

  • Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study
    (20-Dec-2012)
    For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

  • FDA: Don't Use Pradaxa Blood Thinner in Patients With Artificial Heart Valves
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Warning based on European trial showing increased risk for strokes, heart attacks in this group

  • Heart Health Worst in the South, Best in Northeast
    (19-Dec-2012)
    In large U.S. survey, Oklahoma ranked lowest while Washington, D.C., ranked highest

  • Survival Tripled for Hospitalized U.S. Kids With Cardiac Arrest
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Study suggests better resuscitation methods made difference

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked With Vision Loss: Study
    (18-Dec-2012)
    But the risk doesn't outweigh the benefit of aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, experts say

  • 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

  • Shorter Hospital Stays Don't Compromise Care, Study Finds
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Earlier discharge corresponds with lower readmission and death rates in VA hospitals

  • EPA Lowers Permissible Soot Levels in Air
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Change will save lives, as much as $9 billion annually, agency says

  • High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Chances of trouble were three times higher than among whites with hypertension

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Can Hurt the Heart, Study Finds
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Older women who lose weight and then regain it may raise their risk of cardiovascular trouble

  • Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors
    (13-Dec-2012)
    People with the greatest distress had triple the risk of stroke-related death

  • Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix May Carry Heart Risks, FDA Warns
    (13-Dec-2012)
    Smokers should talk with their doctor before taking the drug, agency says

  • Health Tip: Get Ready for Cardiac Rehab
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Make sure the staff knows you and your history

  • Fainting in Healthy People May Be First Sign of Heart Trouble
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Large Danish study suggests that even a single swoon merits a thorough health evaluation

  • U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report
    (12-Dec-2012)
    While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

  • Health Tip: Will Cardiac Rehab Help?
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Here's a list of potential benefits

  • Junk Food Taxes Pay Off, Study Finds
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Food-pricing strategies can reduce dietary inequalities, researcher says

  • Even Light Smoking Boosts Women's Risk of Sudden Heart Death: Study
    (11-Dec-2012)
    As few as 1 to 14 cigarettes daily doubled risk, researchers found

  • Study Supports Use of 'Brain Stents' for Certain Stroke Patients
    (11-Dec-2012)
    When patient can't receive or doesn't respond to clot-busting drugs, this approach might be warranted

  • Eliminating Mouth-to-Mouth Boosts CPR Results: Study
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Used with automatic defibrillator, chest compression alone helped people survive cardiac arrest

  • New Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Leg Clots, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Apixaban appears safer, easier to use than warfarin, but just as effective, researchers say

  • Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday
    (08-Dec-2012)
    Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

  • No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

  • No Proof That 'Doping' With EPO Gives Athletes an Edge: Review
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Using the so-called 'performance-enhancing' hormone can harm health, experts warn

  • Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

  • Consider Weight When Choosing Blood Pressure Meds: Study
    (06-Dec-2012)
    Diuretics can hurt lean patients, researchers say

  • Study: Treating Sleep Disorder May Thwart Heart Disease
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes pose similar risks, researchers say

  • Kids With HIV at Risk of Heart Disease, Study Says
    (05-Dec-2012)
    Hardened arteries more than twice as common among this group

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Get Heart Healthy
    (03-Dec-2012)
    It probably won't be a quick fix

  • 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

  • Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Study should put claims of health benefits to rest, experts say

  • Overactive Thyroid May Raise Risk for Common Irregular Heartbeat
    (28-Nov-2012)
    Even early stage thyroid trouble could help spur atrial fibrillation, study suggests

  • 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

  • Heart Failure Drugs Put to the Test
    (27-Nov-2012)
    These medications may help but should be used with care, one expert says

  • Health Tip: Do You Have a Heart Murmur?
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Signs can include shortness of breath

  • More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

  • More New Drugs a Bad Fit With Grapefruit, Study Finds
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Number of potentially risky meds has more than doubled in four years

  • Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Low strength levels in youth may raise risk as much as high blood pressure or being overweight, study suggests

  • Routine Checkups Don't Cut Cancer, Heart Deaths: Study
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Large evidence review suggests standardized screenings aren't that helpful for the 'worried well'

  • HeartWare Device Approved for Heart Transplant Hopefuls
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Helps weakened heart pump blood

  • Unemployed at Higher Risk for Heart Attack?
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Multiple job losses are as harmful as smoking and chronic disease, study finds

  • Costly, Repeat Medical Testing Common for Medicare Patients: Study
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Whether these follow-up procedures are needed is up for debate, experts say

  • Drug-Eluting Stent Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Coated hollow tube props open thigh artery

  • Early Menstruation Tied to Factors That Raise Heart Disease Risk
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Having a first period at a young age linked to more body fat, which can harm heart, blood vessels

  • Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Study found reduced levels of certain indicators for heart injury with moderate physical activity

  • Drug-Eluting Stent Approved for Peripheral Arterial Disease
    (15-Nov-2012)
    Coated hollow tube props open thigh artery

  • Schizophrenia Patients Who Take Antipsychotics Live Longer, Study Says
    (14-Nov-2012)
    Exception was patients on high doses of first-generation drugs

  • Patients More Likely to Survive In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Today: Study
    (14-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say clear guidelines have helped

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

  • No Need to Fast Before Cholesterol Blood Test: Study
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Results are similar whether patients eat beforehand or not, experts say

  • Hip Surgery Increases Stroke Risk in Older Patients: Study
    (09-Nov-2012)
    Patients, doctors urged to keep this in mind when considering joint replacement and post-op care

  • More Gene Variants Linked to Heart Trouble
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Finding brings to 47 the number of mutations that might raise risk of cardiovascular disease

  • Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart
    (08-Nov-2012)
    And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

  • Too Much Sitting Linked to Fat Buildup Around the Heart
    (08-Nov-2012)
    And exercise didn't seem to lessen the effect, new study shows

  • Common Antidepressants Tied to Higher Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Users: Study
    (08-Nov-2012)
    SSRIs include Prozac, Paxil, but experts say findings aren't reason for patients to drop medications

  • Programming Change in Defibrillator Implants May Lower Death Risk: Study
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Slightly raising threshold for shock delivery also reduced unneeded distress, pain for patients

  • Body Temperature May Matter After Cardiac Arrest
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Research suggests cooling body to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit might improve survival, protect brain

  • Pregnancy Hormone Shows Promise as Heart Failure Drug
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests synthetic version of human relaxin 2 could cut overall death risk

  • Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
    (07-Nov-2012)
    More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

  • Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Latest data from small study suggests therapy could fight heart failure, but larger trials are needed

  • Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

  • Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

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

  • Women, Young Adults Misinterpret Chest Pain: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Females also less likely to be told they might have heart disease

  • Miscarriages Tied to Elevated Risk for Heart Conditions
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Study found hardening of the arteries more common in women with more miscarriages

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

  • Popular Diabetes Meds Put to the Test
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Metformin poses fewer heart risks than sulfonylureas, study says

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

  • Cocaine Raises Heart Risks for Fit, Young Adults: Study
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Researchers say even well-educated users don't seem to realize the dangers of the drug

  • Standard Dose of Blood Thinner May Not Be Best for All Patients
    (06-Nov-2012)
    Early study found that clots might not be prevented in some, while others could face bleeding risk

  • New Drug May Help Those Who Can't Take Statins
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Study found it lowered LDL cholesterol as well as high doses of statins

  • Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

  • Losing Weight May Lower Cardiac Risks
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Study finds both low-carb and low-fat diets help overweight people reduce inflammation

  • 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

  • U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Hispanics Have Heart Disease Risk Factors
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Study found variations by background; higher rates in Puerto Ricans, lower rates in South Americans

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

  • Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

  • Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Early study adds to evidence supporting sleep's importance in preventing disease

  • U.S. Adults Face Substantial Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Not even people with favorable heart history are free of danger, researchers say

  • Gene-Tweaked Tomatoes, Probiotics Aim to Lower Your Cholesterol
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Mouse and human trials show nonpharmaceuticals have beneficial effect

  • 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

  • Multivitamins Won't Help Men Ward Off Heart Disease: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    Major trial with more than 11 years of follow-up shows no benefit for heart attack, stroke

  • Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study
    (05-Nov-2012)
    But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

  • Gene Linked to Alzheimer's May Lose Power With Age
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Study found that by 90, the gene no longer raised risk for the brain disorder or other ailments

  • Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

  • Higher Blood Pressure May Harm the Middle-Aged Brain, Study Finds
    (01-Nov-2012)
    People as young as 40 with pre-hypertension showed signs of structural damage on brain scans

  • Junk Food Hurts Your Arteries, But Healthy Meal Might Help
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Veggie and salmon fare encourages blood flow, but sausage, egg and cheese meal restricts it, study finds

  • Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Two servings per week of an oily fish such as mackerel or sardines seemed beneficial, study found

  • Fast-Food Breakfast Sandwiches May Slow Down Blood Flow: Study
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Blood vessels acted differently after downing of two high-fat servings

  • Mothers' Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Kids' Heart Health
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Siblings born after procedure had changes in genes related to obesity, disease in study

  • 'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young
    (29-Oct-2012)
    He had three strokes at age 38, and is working to educate others about the danger

  • Study: No Long-Term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Findings based on 50 cancer survivors who were followed for 25 years

  • 'Hercules' Star Kevin Sorbo Knows Stroke Strikes the Young
    (29-Oct-2012)
    He had three strokes at age 38, and is working to educate others about the danger

  • Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

  • Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

  • Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

  • Daily Aspirin May Bolster Aging Brain, Study Shows
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Women with heart disease who took low-dose aspirin scored better on mental tests than non-users

  • Stroke Risk Rises in Seniors With COPD: Study
    (26-Oct-2012)
    Carotid artery wall thickening common for many with this lung disease

  • Foot Ulcers Tied to Increased Death Risk for People With Diabetes
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Better care for both conditions needed, study authors say

  • Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

  • Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Resveratrol taken as a pill offered no benefits for those without health issues

  • Study IDs 4 Key Habits of Successful Aging
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Exercising, not smoking, moderate drinking, eating fruits and vegetables may help thwart chronic disease

  • Smokers at Higher Risk of Another Stroke: Study
    (25-Oct-2012)
    Quitting before brain attack occurs cuts chances of second stroke, heart attack or death

  • Short-Term, Early HRT May Cut Women's Alzheimer's Risk: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    But U.S. experts do not recommend the therapy for disease prevention

  • Less Bystander CPR Done in Poor, Black Neighborhoods, Study Shows
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Lack of training, safety concerns may deter would-be Good Samaritans

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Not?
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Most recent research suggests short-term use OK for younger menopausal women, but not for older women

  • Post-Flight Fainting May Signal Dangerous Blood Clot: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Long-distance flights can increase people's risk for pulmonary embolism, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests

  • Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve
    (22-Oct-2012)
    More people with narrowed aortic valve are now eligible

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Panel Rules Against HRT for Preventing Chronic Disease
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Updated recommendations don't address relief of menopausal symptoms

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

  • Menopause Won't Spur Weight Gain, But May Boost Belly Fat: Review
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Experts suggest women use menopause as motivation to take charge of their health

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Tied to Drop in Heart Risk Factors
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Procedure cut blood pressure, other causes of stroke, heart attack, study says

  • Healthy Lifestyle Boosts Survival Odds for Older Women With Cancer
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Regular exercise had most significant benefit in study

  • Docs: Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Ohio man among the first to receive the technology, aimed at preventing fatal heart failure

  • Common Antidepressants May Raise Stroke Risk a Bit, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2012)
    But individual risk posed by SSRIs remains extremely low, experts noted

  • Cholesterol Levels Dropping in U.S. Adults, Mostly From Statin Use
    (16-Oct-2012)
    CDC study suggests fewer trans fats in diet may have also played a role

  • Sitting Can Harm Health, Even for Those Who Exercise
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Review of data finds too much chair time doubles odds for diabetes, heart disease and death

  • Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Benefits of lifestyle changes go beyond weight loss for diabetes patients, researcher says

  • As Armstrong Case Unfolds, Experts Describe Doping's Harms
    (11-Oct-2012)
    Heart disease, liver disease and behavior problems are among possible health consequences

  • New Research Suggests HRT May Lower Heart Risks
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Timing of hormone therapy seems to be key, with younger women seeing benefit

  • U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger
    (10-Oct-2012)
    Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

  • New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

  • New MRI Might Help Spot Heart Disease Early: Study
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Technique uses multiple images to improve chances of diagnosing coronary artery disease

  • Blood Test May Spot Serious Health Risks in Women
    (09-Oct-2012)
    New biomarker reveals odds of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer, study says

  • Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

  • Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

  • Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

  • Experimental Drug May Limit Stroke Damage
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Might even reduce brain lesions when given before stroke occurs, expert says, but findings are preliminary

  • Severe Anemia Linked to Higher Death Risk After Heart Surgery
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Condition should be treated before elective procedures if possible, researcher says

  • Hormone Therapy in Early Menopause May Benefit Some Women: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Small trial found no harm to heart, memory; some experts remain unconvinced

  • Aspirin May Help Preserve Brain Function in Older Women With Heart Disease
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Swedish study found less decline in thinking ability for those on daily dose

  • 'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

  • Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing

  • Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Chemotherapy, radiation before transplant linked to elevated threat

  • 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

  • 'Junk Food' May Significantly Hike Risk of Stroke, Researchers Say
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Western diet tied to health problems in young rats after just 2 months, study finds

  • Exercise Improves Effects of Stroke: Study
    (03-Oct-2012)
    The most significant gains involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing

  • Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

  • Poor Sleep in Teen Years Linked to Heart Risks in Adulthood
    (02-Oct-2012)
    But association seen in study doesn't prove that sleep problems cause cardiovascular disease

  • Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

  • Common Heart Medicine May Not Be Effective for Some: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    One expert, however, says beta blockers have proven benefits

  • Moderate Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder: Study
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Older adults with heart disease, advanced diabetes were more apt to develop atrial fibrillation than peers who drank less

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Bests Warfarin, Study Says
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Apixaban was better at preventing stroke in patients with heart rhythm disorder

  • Moderate Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder: Study
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Older adults with heart disease, advanced diabetes were more apt to develop atrial fibrillation than peers who drank less

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug Bests Warfarin, Study Says
    (01-Oct-2012)
    Apixaban was better at preventing stroke in patients with heart rhythm disorder

  • Heart Disease Deaths in Europe Dropping: Report
    (28-Sep-2012)
    But researchers say obesity, diabetes could threaten progress made

  • New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage

  • For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Intense therapy and strong motivation help Michigan woman regain ability to speak

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

  • Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

  • People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support
    (26-Sep-2012)
    American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

  • Obesity Now Puts Kids' Hearts at Risk Later
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Large review found increased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other forerunners of disease

  • New Symptoms Tied to Death Risk in Severe Kidney Disease
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Studies found warning signs besides high blood pressure, diabetes

  • Can Parents' Divorce Boost Son's Risk for Stroke?
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Researchers suspect stress hormone may play a role

  • Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study
    (26-Sep-2012)
    But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

  • 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

  • Thin Placenta Might Be Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Later in Life
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Reduced nutrients, impaired development of fetus may raise risk in adulthood, study suggests

  • Mild Hyperthyroidism Won't Raise Heart Risk: Study
    (20-Sep-2012)
    People with only one hormone at abnormal levels were not at higher risk

  • 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

  • Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

  • Childhood Trauma Linked to Later Stroke Risk
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Study sees relationship between emotional neglect, physical illness in adulthood

  • Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Quitting smoking might help prolong menstruation, researchers suggest

  • Heart Deaths Rise With Extreme Temperatures, Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Heat waves deadlier than cold snaps, researchers find

  • Obesity Surgery Seems to Reduce Heart Risks, Study Says
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Diabetes remission, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels noted after 6 years

  • 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

  • Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

  • Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics
    (17-Sep-2012)
    But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

  • Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

  • Comparison of Obesity Surgeries Turns Up Surprising Results
    (17-Sep-2012)
    More popular method is less successful for maintaining weight loss, study says

  • Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

  • 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

  • Scientists Map Genetic 'Blueprint' of Heart
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Study using mouse stem cells provides clues to how some birth defects occur, researcher says

  • Men More Prone to Depression After Stroke: Study
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Males' need for 'control' over health may trigger more of a setback when illness strikes, researchers say

  • 'Mini-Strokes' May Be More Damaging Than Thought
    (13-Sep-2012)
    15 percent of victims suffer serious disabilities but clot-busting drugs may help, research suggests

  • Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
    (12-Sep-2012)
    This may raise their risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease

  • 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

  • Traffic May Keep City Dwellers Awake, Harming Health
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Sleep disturbance could lead to greater risk for heart attack and high blood pressure, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Patients with low sodium levels in the blood also had more complications such as infections

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

  • Common Painkillers Might Boost Odds for 2nd Heart Attack
    (10-Sep-2012)
    NSAIDs include drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen/Aleve, and Celebrex

  • Heavy Drinking Linked to Earlier Stroke
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Brain bleeding occurred about 14 years sooner among big boozers, study finds

  • More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

  • More Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Recognize Stroke Risk: Survey
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Atrial fibrillation patients should talk to their doctors about higher threat, experts say

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemical in Household Products May Be Linked to Heart Disease: Study
    (04-Sep-2012)
    PFOA is found in food packaging, polishes and other common items

  • Many Heart Attacks May Go Unrecognized in Seniors
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Study authors say these 'silent' attacks raise the risk of dying just as much as recognized ones

  • Marathons Safe for Aging Boomers, Study Finds
    (01-Sep-2012)
    Signs of heart stress in 50-somethings resolved within a week, tests showed

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (31-Aug-2012)
    But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
    (31-Aug-2012)
    But large study of atrial fibrillation found this only holds true in oldest patients

  • Smoking After Stroke Triples Risk of Death Within Year: Study
    (31-Aug-2012)
    The sooner patients resumed habit after leaving hospital, the worse they fared

  • Brain Bleeds More Common in Smokers, Research Shows
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Quitting reduces risk of burst aneurysm, but less so for pack-a-day folks, study finds

  • Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

  • Breast Cancer Drug May Harm the Heart More Than Thought
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Analysis finds increased risk of cardiac problems with Herceptin in real-world setting

  • Survival More Likely With Exercise-Related Cardiac Arrest: Study
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Many benefitted from bystander CPR

  • Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

  • Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

  • Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame

  • Heart Attacks, Strokes Jumped After Japan Earthquake, Study Finds
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Disrupted medication deliveries may have played a role

  • Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers
    (29-Aug-2012)
    But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

  • Stroke Prevention: More Sweet News for Chocolate Lovers
    (29-Aug-2012)
    But it's still too soon for recommendations, researchers say

  • Adding Plavix to Aspirin Doesn't Help Guard Against Second Stroke: Study
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Combo actually raised bleeding, death risk in patients with type caused by chronic hypertension

  • Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

  • Early Stenting Best for Some Heart Patients: Study
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Those who started on drug therapy alone were more likely to later need urgent stent placement

  • Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

  • Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review
    (28-Aug-2012)
    About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

  • Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

  • Belly Fat May Hit Your Heart the Hardest
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Study finds risk of cardiovascular death highest in those with 'central obesity'

  • New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

  • New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

  • Electronic Cigarettes Have Slight Impact on Heart: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Appear to be far less toxic than tobacco cigarettes, researcher says

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • 2 Common Blood Pressure Meds Fare Equally in Preventing Heart Woes
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Review shows no difference between atenolol, metoprolol in warding off heart attack or stroke

  • New Blood Thinner Effient No Better Than Plavix at Preventing Heart Trouble: Study
    (27-Aug-2012)
    In patients who were not getting bypass surgery or stents, results and risks were equal

  • Mechanical Blood Clot 'Retrievers' May Aid Stroke Patients
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Two studies suggest the devices might be an improvement in clearing blocked vessels

  • Newer Drug-Releasing Stent Cuts Chances of Cardiac Events: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    One releasing biolimus showed better outcomes than bare metal stents

  • Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

  • Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

  • Statins Won't Hurt, Might Even Help, Your Pancreas: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Findings contradict previous reports on possible connection

  • Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack a Lesson for Women
    (21-Aug-2012)
    Symptoms can be subtler than in men, experts say

  • Close Relative's Early Death May Raise Your Heart Risk: Study
    (21-Aug-2012)
    But healthy lifestyle lessens the odds of cardiovascular disease, expert says

  • Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis
    (20-Aug-2012)
    About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

  • Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis
    (20-Aug-2012)
    About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

  • Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis
    (20-Aug-2012)
    About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

  • Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

  • Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Researchers not sure why racial gap exists

  • High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    More of chemical used in plastics showed up in the urine of adults with coronary artery disease

  • Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

  • Egg Yolks Almost as Bad for Arteries as Smoking: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    But industry and some health experts say the food may not be so dangerous

  • Your Blood Type May Boost Your Heart Risk, Study Finds
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But lifestyle is still more important, experts say

  • Your Blood Type May Boost Your Heart Risk, Study Finds
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But lifestyle is still more important, experts say

  • More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health
    (13-Aug-2012)
    Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

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

  • Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

  • Underinsured Heart Disease Patients Die Sooner, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Insurance status seems to be a better predictor of survival than race, researchers say

  • Cholesterol Levels Getting Better for U.S. Kids: CDC
    (07-Aug-2012)
    But small gains may be offset by obesity crisis, expert warns

  • Implantable Defibrillators Linked to Decline in Cardiac Arrests
    (06-Aug-2012)
    1 in 20 carriers can expect a life-saving shock each year, researcher says

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Lip Cancer in Study
    (06-Aug-2012)
    But risk is extremely small and not reason to change meds, expert says

  • Exercise May Ease Depression Tied to Heart Failure
    (03-Aug-2012)
    One year of regular aerobic activity provided modest mental health benefits, study says

  • Even Mild Depression, Anxiety Hurts the Heart: Study
    (01-Aug-2012)
    The risk rises as chronic mental distress becomes more intense, study says

  • Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study
    (31-Jul-2012)
    No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

  • Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins: Study
    (31-Jul-2012)
    No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions

  • More Americans Have at Least 2 Chronic Health Issues: CDC
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Number of people with multiple diseases -- including diabetes, high blood pressure -- rose over decade

  • 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

  • Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

  • Coordinated Care Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival: Study
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Brain damage was also reduced, researchers find

  • Heart Defect at Birth Signals Need to Check for Other Disorders: AHA
    (30-Jul-2012)
    Early evaluations can catch related developmental problems, experts say

  • More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

  • Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

  • Women May Fare Worse Than Men After Stroke
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Female patients report more problems with their physical and emotional health, study finds

  • More Evidence That Shift Work Might Raise Heart Risks
    (27-Jul-2012)
    Review found chances of trouble increased most for those working nights

  • Yoga Might Help With Stroke Rehab
    (26-Jul-2012)
    Small study suggests the practice could enhance balance, activity levels

  • Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

  • 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

  • Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Experts say doctors need to cut chances of cardiac trouble before procedure

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Genes Influence Whether Psych Drugs Lead to Weight Gain
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Finding might help steer at-risk patients to other treatments, researchers say

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

  • Work-Linked Sleep Loss May Harm Police Officers' Health
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Getting less than 6 hours increases risk of chronic fatigue, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

  • Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study
    (20-Jul-2012)
    But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Preventive Measures Pay Off for Those at Risk of Stroke
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Taking steps to reduce smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes saves lives, study finds

  • Guidelines Issued for New Blood Thinner Brilinta
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Drug should be considered for treating unstable angina along with older drugs, experts say

  • Guidelines Issued for New Blood Thinner Brilinta
    (16-Jul-2012)
    Drug should be considered for treating unstable angina along with older drugs, experts say

  • Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

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

  • Want to Live Longer? Turn Off That TV and Stand Up
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Researchers say you should limit your daily sitting to 3 hours, TV viewing to 2 to add years to your life

  • Cell-Based 'Tracking Devices' Might Help Monitor Treatments
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Following trail of tiny iron filings, docs might observe heart changes, stem-cell treatments

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

  • Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Don't Seem to Do As Well
    (09-Jul-2012)
    U.K. study shows worse outcomes for those admitted on Sundays

  • Extra Pounds May Offer Protection to Heart Failure Patients
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Adults with heart failure who were overweight or obese had lower risk of death in study

  • 300,000 People in U.S. Living With Chagas Disease: Report
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Although usually spread by parasite, mother-infant transmission seen

  • Maintain Heart Health During Summer
    (01-Jul-2012)
    Hydration, proper clothing important, expert cautions

  • Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: Study
    (29-Jun-2012)
    Finding suggests there are differences that need to be addressed, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Have Heart Palpitations?
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Get them checked by a doctor

  • Small Babies Can Be Sign of Heart Problems in Mother
    (28-Jun-2012)
    Researchers say some women with low birthweight babies have type of heart dysfunction

  • 'Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Diets rich in plant-based foods a better choice in the long run for women, experts say

  • Exercise Program Boosts Health After Lung Transplant: Study
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Training regimen linked to improved strength, mobility and heart health a year after surgery

  • Early Surgery May Benefit Some With Heart Infection
    (27-Jun-2012)
    But doctors say findings only apply to a certain few

  • 'Atkins'-Type Diets May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (27-Jun-2012)
    Diets rich in plant-based foods a better choice in the long run for women, experts say

  • Coffee Might Actually Help Your Heart
    (26-Jun-2012)
    But moderation is key for folks with heart failure, study finds

  • Clot-Busting Stroke Drug Safe for Many Who Take Warfarin
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Study finds emergency use of tPA is warranted for these patients, within certain parameters

  • Are Statins Less Helpful for Women?
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds gender differences for recurrent stroke, death, but some cite flawed research

  • Are Statins Less Helpful for Women?
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds gender differences for recurrent stroke, death, but some cite flawed research

  • Even Brief Ozone Exposure May Raise Fatal Heart Risk: Study
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Air pollution claims 40,000 to 50,000 lives in U.S. each year

  • Screen All Adults for Obesity: U.S. Panel
    (25-Jun-2012)
    New guidelines focus on lifestyle counseling, not medication

  • Metformin Outperforms Common Class of Diabetes Drugs in Study
    (25-Jun-2012)
    The standby drug had a lower death risk than 3 different meds from the sulfonylurea group

  • Some Diabetics May Not Benefit From Daily Aspirin
    (25-Jun-2012)
    About half of patients with type 2 diabetes were resistant to the pill's effects, study found

  • Are Statins Less Helpful for Women?
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds gender differences for recurrent stroke, death, but some cite flawed research

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk 7 Years Later: Study
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Patients maintained lower weight, improvement in cholesterol levels

  • Quick-Reversal Method May Be at Hand for New Blood Thinner
    (20-Jun-2012)
    Drugs like apixaban have advantages, but bleeding risk requires rapid antidote, researchers say

  • Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

  • Kidney Disease May Be as Harmful to Heart as Heart Attack: Study
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Findings suggest chronic kidney disease could help ID people at risk for heart disease

  • Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

  • Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

  • Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

  • Limited Use of Antibiotics OK for Dental Patients: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    No increase seen in the heart condition infective endocarditis

  • Better-Educated Blacks, Lower Odds of Hypertension: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Schooling, not just genetic ancestry, appears to influence blood pressure

  • EPA Proposes New Cuts on Levels of Soot in Air
    (15-Jun-2012)
    Agency says the change will end up saving the nation money by cutting health care costs

  • Birth Control That Uses Combined Hormones Raises Heart Risk: Study
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Overall odds of heart attack and stroke, however, are still low

  • Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

  • Early Menopause May Raise Risk for Brain Aneurysm
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Women who menstruated longer or used hormone replacement therapy had a lower risk, study finds

  • Fish Oil Won't Save Diabetics' Hearts, Research Suggests
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Experts say statins, not omega-3 supplements, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

  • Too Little Sleep Tied to Stroke Risk
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Getting fewer than six hours a night may affect cardiovascular system, study says

  • Fish Oil Won't Save Diabetics' Hearts, Research Suggests
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Experts say statins, not omega-3 supplements, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

  • Prediabetes Linked to Higher Stroke Risk in Study
    (08-Jun-2012)
    But association depends on how blood sugar is measured and other health factors

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Heart Disease
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Control blood pressure and cholesterol

  • 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

  • Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke

  • Stem Cells Behind Clogged Arteries, Mouse Study Reveals
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Researchers identify type of cell that blocks blood vessels, and may lead to heart attack, stroke

  • Low-Fiber Diet May Raise Teens' Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes
    (05-Jun-2012)
    And most teens don't consume enough 'roughage,' study found

  • Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Risks Seem to Outweigh Gains for Many: Study
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Cases of gastrointestinal, cerebral bleeding higher than expected, except for diabetics

  • Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause
    (04-Jun-2012)
    And help prevent heart problems or osteoporosis

  • Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

  • Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

  • Daily 'Dose' of Dark Chocolate Might Shield the Heart
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Another study supports the antioxidant goodness of dark, but not milk, chocolate

  • Heart Rhythm Disorder May Raise Older Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Added risk from atrial fibrillation was higher than that of men with the same condition, study finds

  • Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries
    (31-May-2012)
    Highly active people had less stiffening of their blood vessels, study found

  • Brave New World of Genetics Requires Safeguards, Experts Say
    (30-May-2012)
    Regulations haven't kept pace with discoveries, American Heart Association warns

  • Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics
    (30-May-2012)
    Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

  • Could Bloodletting Ease Heart Risks for the Obese?
    (30-May-2012)
    Small study backs long-abandoned practice, but one cardiologist says there are far better, modern treatments

  • Personalized Blood Pressure Therapy May Help Diabetics
    (30-May-2012)
    Assessment of individual patient risks could prevent overtreatment, researchers say

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks
    (28-May-2012)
    Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

  • Amazon Tribe Gives Clues to Heart-Healthy Lifestyles
    (25-May-2012)
    Research in African Pygmies also shows how traditional ways of life aid cardiovascular health

  • Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer
    (25-May-2012)
    Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

  • Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study
    (24-May-2012)
    Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

  • FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto
    (24-May-2012)
    Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health
    (24-May-2012)
    Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

  • Japanese-American Men With Low Vitamin-D Diet Face Higher Stroke Risk
    (24-May-2012)
    Long-term study followed participants for nearly 35 years

  • Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study
    (24-May-2012)
    Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

  • FDA Panel Votes Against New Use for Blood Thinner Xarelto
    (24-May-2012)
    Agency advisers say there's not enough data in company trials on benefit for high-risk patients

  • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Threaten Kids' Heart Health
    (24-May-2012)
    Preeclampsia bodes ill for offspring, study says

  • Strokes More Common in Southern States: CDC
    (24-May-2012)
    Little decline seen in past 5 years, minorities hardest hit

  • 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

  • Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing
    (23-May-2012)
    These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

  • Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke
    (23-May-2012)
    Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

  • Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke
    (23-May-2012)
    Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests

  • Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
    (22-May-2012)
    Early study found more arrhythmias in young people on certain inhalers

  • U.S. Sees Drop in Deaths Linked to Diabetes
    (22-May-2012)
    Better control of risk factors, improved care making the difference, CDC says

  • Obese Teens Can Have Heart Damage Without Showing Signs
    (21-May-2012)
    Small, early study found changes in cardiac structure, function

  • U.S. Teens Heading for Heart Trouble: Study
    (21-May-2012)
    High 'bad' cholesterol, pre-diabetes or diabetes affect almost one-quarter of teens

  • New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA
    (21-May-2012)
    Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

  • New Blood Thinner May Lower Chances of Clots in High-Risk Heart Patients: FDA
    (21-May-2012)
    Agency's advisory panel to vote on whether Xarelto should be approved for treating acute coronary syndrome

  • Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study
    (17-May-2012)
    Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

  • FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix
    (17-May-2012)
    Price of widely used blood thinner should drop for heart patients

  • Benefits of Widespread Statin Use Outweigh Risks: Study
    (17-May-2012)
    Even among low-risk patients, cholesterol meds may slash risk for vascular event

  • FDA Approves Generic Versions of Plavix
    (17-May-2012)
    Price of widely used blood thinner should drop for heart patients

  • Generic Versions of Blood-Thinning Plavix Approved
    (17-May-2012)
    Drug helps prevent deadly clots

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

  • Paralyzed Patients Use Mind to Move Robotic Arm
    (16-May-2012)
    But there's a long way to go to make this approach practical, experts say

  • Are Post-Angioplasty Stress Tests Unnecessary?
    (15-May-2012)
    Study finds no benefits in terms of outcomes from these expensive tests

  • Are Post-Angioplasty Stress Tests Unnecessary?
    (15-May-2012)
    Study finds no benefits in terms of outcomes from these expensive tests

  • Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History
    (15-May-2012)
    Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

  • Plavix's New Generic Status Could Be Boon for Patients
    (15-May-2012)
    Price of widely used blood thinner should drop once patent ends Thursday

  • Plavix's New Generic Status Could Be Boon for Patients
    (15-May-2012)
    Price of widely used blood thinner should drop once patent ends Thursday

  • Beijing's Olympic Smog Shows Pollution's Effect on Health
    (15-May-2012)
    As air quality rose and fell, so did blood-clotting factors, study found

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

  • Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes
    (14-May-2012)
    Arterial narrowing in retina seen as independent risk factor with type 1 disease, study says

  • People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death
    (14-May-2012)
    Study finds an increased risk even among patients with well-controlled disease

  • Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function
    (14-May-2012)
    Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

  • FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert
    (14-May-2012)
    Heart risks spur warning about Gilenya

  • Secondhand Smoke May Harm Heart Function
    (14-May-2012)
    Just 30 minutes of exposure can damage the lining of the blood vessels, study shows

  • FDA Issues Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alert
    (14-May-2012)
    Heart risks spur warning about Gilenya

  • 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

  • Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Not Nearby When Needed
    (11-May-2012)
    Study found automated devices were usually too far away to save cardiac arrest victims

  • Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites
    (10-May-2012)
    This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

  • Pot Belly Boosts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Study
    (10-May-2012)
    Carrying weight in your midsection adds to obesity's dangers

  • Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
    (10-May-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

  • 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

  • Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study
    (10-May-2012)
    Results suggest preventive efforts focusing on lifestyle choices are well aimed

  • Black Africans Less Apt to Develop Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Whites
    (10-May-2012)
    This held true even though blacks had more risk factors for the condition than whites, study finds

  • Statins May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat in Elderly
    (10-May-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs cut risk of atrial fibrillation in people with high blood pressure, early study found

  • 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

  • Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation
    (09-May-2012)
    Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

  • Angioplasty May Be Risky for Those With Poor Leg Circulation
    (09-May-2012)
    Procedure to open heart arteries linked to raised death rate in people with peripheral artery disease

  • Rate of Hospitalizations for Stroke Has Declined in U.S.
    (09-May-2012)
    The death rate for these patients also fell from 9% in 1989 to 5% in 2009, study shows

  • 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

  • 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

  • Research May Point to New Obesity Treatments
    (07-May-2012)
    Making energy-storing white fat act more like energy-burning brown fat might spur weight loss, researchers say

  • 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

  • Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
    (04-May-2012)
    Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

  • A Heart Disease Veteran at Just Age 12
    (04-May-2012)
    Survivor stresses importance of asking questions and pushing for answers

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

  • High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You
    (04-May-2012)
    Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

  • Screening for Other Health Problems May Aid COPD Survival
    (04-May-2012)
    Cancers, heart conditions, diabetes among the diseases that were linked to study patient deaths

  • High Blood Pressure Risk Factors That May Surprise You
    (04-May-2012)
    Keep blood pressure in the normal range to prevent strokes, experts say

  • U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
    (03-May-2012)
    However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

  • In Some Brain Bleeds, Patients Do Better at High-Volume Hospitals
    (03-May-2012)
    Guidelines for treating 'aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage' revised

  • Scientists Spot How Cox-2 Painkillers Raise Heart Risks
    (02-May-2012)
    The drugs suppress an enzyme that relaxes blood vessels and guards against clotting, research finds

  • Study Finds Direct Link Between Obesity, Heart Disease
    (02-May-2012)
    Data from more than 75,000 people showed that having a higher BMI, in itself, is harmful

  • Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study
    (02-May-2012)
    Doctors, patients may opt for cheaper, over-the-counter aspirin, researchers say

  • Less Invasive Heart Valve Replacement Works for Elderly: Study
    (02-May-2012)
    Real-world results promising for high-risk aortic stenosis patients, researchers say

  • Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study
    (02-May-2012)
    Doctors, patients may opt for cheaper, over-the-counter aspirin, researchers say

  • Tasers Can Trigger Fatal Heart Trouble, Study Says
    (01-May-2012)
    Study looked at eight healthy men who became unconscious after receiving shock

  • Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
    (01-May-2012)
    New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

  • Heart Test Spots Sudden Death Risk in Young Athletes
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Study found EKGs were highly accurate in identifying those with hidden cardiac disorders

  • New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Two monitoring methods could warn doctors of brain damage, researchers say

  • Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Risk is increased whether patients are taking warfarin or a newer drug, rivaroxaban

  • Air Quality Improving in Many U.S. Cities: Report
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Even Los Angeles showed lowest smog levels in more than a decade, data found

  • Stopping Blood Thinners Raises Stroke Risk for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Risk is increased whether patients are taking warfarin or a newer drug, rivaroxaban

  • 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

  • Stress May Be Tougher on Women's Hearts Than Men's: Study
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary research found blood flow doesn't rise in women, possibly raising their cardiac risk

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

  • Thyroid Condition Linked to Heart Problems: Study
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Risk was especially elevated for atrial fibrillation

  • Depression Linked to Higher Odds for Poor Leg Circulation
    (20-Apr-2012)
    In study, depressed patients were more apt to develop peripheral artery disease

  • Study Pinpoints New Abnormality in 'Athlete's Heart'
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Characteristic is found most often in black male athletes

  • Exercise May Help Patients With High Blood Pressure Live Longer
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Large study from Taiwan found inactive people fared worse at all blood-pressure levels

  • Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Odds for an attack were slightly less than for those who ate higher-fat fare, study found

  • More Smog Might Mean More Hospitalizations
    (18-Apr-2012)
    In New England, Medicare patients from more-polluted areas were more apt to need care

  • Optimism Might Cut Your Risk for Heart Attack
    (18-Apr-2012)
    Large review also found positive people less likely to suffer stroke

  • No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say
    (18-Apr-2012)
    But conditions share common risk factors, and neither should be neglected

  • Seniors Stop Taking Heart Drugs In Medicare 'Donut Hole'
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Once coverage stops, they don't seek cheaper alternatives, study finds

  • Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Certain blood pressure-lowering drugs most effective treatment, reports review

  • Testosterone Supplements Might Help Patients With Heart Failure
    (17-Apr-2012)
    Small studies found benefits for patients' fitness, ability to exercise

  • Here Are Fruits, Veggies That Offer Best Bang for Your Buck
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Strawberries, pineapple, spinach, broccoli and mustard greens are in season and good for you, experts say

  • Mental Illness Tied to Higher Rates of Physical Problems: Report
    (13-Apr-2012)
    More chronic illness, ER visits and hospitalizations with conditions such as depression

  • Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
    (12-Apr-2012)
    Total reaches nearly 21% of U.S. health care spending, study says

  • What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?
    (12-Apr-2012)
    New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis
    (11-Apr-2012)
    The leading killer of men and women in the United States

  • Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

  • Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
    (11-Apr-2012)
    Stress could take a toll on caregiver's health, researchers say

  • Mobile Stroke Units Might Trim Time to Treatment
    (11-Apr-2012)
    But, overall outcomes were similar to patients treated in the hospital, German study shows

  • EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, study finds

  • EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Even minor changes can mean greater odds of heart attack, other conditions, 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

  • Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study
    (10-Apr-2012)
    New research allays concerns found in earlier studies, researchers say

  • Sibling Had a Stroke? Your Risk Might Rise, Too
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Study shows interconnections between genetics, shared lifestyles, experts say

  • Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Products such as Yaz or Yasmin, containing drospirenone, will get new labels, agency says

  • Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

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

  • Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Wide temperature swings in summer could lead to 10,000 excess deaths in U.S. per year

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

  • Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?
    (09-Apr-2012)
    For women and whites, the odds look even worse, study finds

  • Witnessing, Experiencing Traumatic Events May Worsen Heart Disease
    (04-Apr-2012)
    The more trauma heart patients were exposed to, the higher their levels of inflammation, study found

  • Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Risk appears greater for hard-to-treat disease, Swedish researchers say

  • You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

  • Why Stress Might Make You Sick
    (02-Apr-2012)
    New research suggests long-term anxiety is linked to inflammation

  • When Paramedics Suspect Stroke, They're Usually Right
    (30-Mar-2012)
    This means life-saving treatment can start earlier, study says

  • When Paramedics Suspect Stroke, They're Usually Right
    (30-Mar-2012)
    This means life-saving treatment can start earlier, study says

  • First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

  • Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Many Ills?
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Preliminary research suggests cocoa might fight heart disease, cancer and even obesity

  • First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

  • Heavier Baby Girls at Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Woes as Adults
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found that as teens, they have larger waist size, higher blood levels of insulin, fat

  • Depression Often Follows Stroke, But Treatment Lacking
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found nearly 1 in 5 stroke patients were depressed months after the attack

  • First Bedside Gene Test Shows Promise
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study found it spotted which heart patients should not take blood thinner Plavix

  • Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

  • Warfarin Helps Cut Stroke Risk, Researchers Report
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Old standby holds its own against higher priced, newer meds

  • Heart Screenings Yield More False-Positives Among Black Athletes
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Race-specific screening criteria needed, researchers say

  • 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

  • Community Hospitals Safe for Angioplasty: Study
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Patients did just as well in qualified local facilities as those with heart surgery units

  • Warfarin Helps Cut Stroke Risk, Researchers Report
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Old standby holds its own against higher priced, newer meds

  • CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Study shows chest-pain patients who are not having an attack could be discharged safely sooner

  • CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Study shows chest-pain patients who are not having an attack could be discharged safely sooner

  • 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

  • Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

  • Bacteria From Mouth Can Lead to Heart Inflammation: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Once in the bloodstream, it can evade the immune system

  • Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

  • Stem-Cell Trial Failed to Treat Heart Failure
    (26-Mar-2012)
    But small improvement detected in one measure of heart function, study found

  • Ob/Gyn Visit a Good Time to Screen for Heart Disease: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Many women are not aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, research shows

  • Low-Dose Daily Aspirin Enough to Help Heart Attack Patients: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Using higher dosage didn't improve outcomes, but might increase bleeding risks, experts say

  • Both Too Little and Too Much Sleep Bad for the Heart: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Research finds too little sleep may increase risk of stroke, heart attack; too much may cause coronary artery disease

  • Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

  • Fatty Meals Could Trigger Inflammation for Diabetics
    (21-Mar-2012)
    People with type 2 disease had more sign of heart risk factor, study says

  • New Drug Bests Standard Treatment for Certain Strokes
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Tenecteplase seems as safe as the usual clot-busting drug, study says

  • U.S. Underestimates Long-Term Costs of Obesity, Experts Say
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Because complications take years to develop, they may escape documentation

  • Blood Pressure Variance Between Arms Points to Heart Risk
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Study offers more evidence that measurements from both limbs should become routine

  • New Drug Bests Standard Treatment for Certain Strokes
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Tenecteplase seems as safe as the usual clot-busting drug, study says

  • Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

  • 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

  • Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Those with 'orthostatic hypotension' more likely to develop heart failure, study suggests

  • Following Heart-Healthy Behaviors May Lengthen Your Life
    (17-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who stuck by all seven guidelines lived longer than those who didn't

  • Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

  • Depression Tied to Earlier Death in Heart Patients
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Study found a greater risk of death within 7 years of receiving stent implant

  • Psoriasis Patients May Face Higher Heart Risk
    (16-Mar-2012)
    They should be screened for signs of cardiovascular disease, expert says

  • Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

  • Giving Birth to Small Babies Linked to Heart Disease in Moms: Study
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Risk of cardiovascular trouble was nearly doubled for these women

  • Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health
    (14-Mar-2012)
    People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts

  • Inflammation Might Play Role in Heart Disease: Study
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Findings suggest certain drugs might prevent hardening of the arteries

  • Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets May Each Help the Heart
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Loss of belly fat through either method benefits arteries, study says

  • Survival of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients May Vary by Ethnicity
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Hispanics with normal heart function had better outcomes than whites, research shows

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

  • Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

  • Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

  • Sugary Drinks Can Be Hard on Heart: Study
    (12-Mar-2012)
    Men who drank one sweet beverage daily had higher risk of heart disease

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Heart Disease
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Work on these risk factors

  • EKG Testing May Spot Fatal Heart Conditions in Children
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Evidence review looked at three conditions that cause sudden cardiac death

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

  • Insulin Resistance May Lead to Kidney Disease in the Elderly: Study
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Those with metabolic syndrome more likely to see rapid renal-function decline, researchers say

  • Women Fare Better With Heart Failure
    (08-Mar-2012)
    European analysis of study data found a higher risk of death in male heart failure patients

  • Light or Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (08-Mar-2012)
    But benefit faded with heavier alcohol use, long-term study suggests

  • Light or Moderate Drinking Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
    (08-Mar-2012)
    But benefit faded with heavier alcohol use, long-term study suggests

  • Estrogen-Only Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms

  • Genetic Tweak Helps Mice Avoid Cancer, Obesity: Study
    (06-Mar-2012)
    But it's not clear what this means for humans, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Overused on U.S. Stroke Patients, Study Says
    (06-Mar-2012)
    Most get both MRI and CT imaging, adding to rising medical costs

  • Heart Failure Patients Urged to Discuss Care With Docs
    (05-Mar-2012)
    An open dialogue can inform decisions on treatment options

  • Depression Could Worsen Mental Decline in Heart Patients
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Long-term monitoring of depressive symptoms is needed, researchers say

  • Cold Air May Raise Heart-Attack Risk During Exercise
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Low temperatures, physical exertion increase the body's need for oxygen, study shows

  • Kidney Donors May Not Face Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (02-Mar-2012)
    In first decade after transplant, risk was slightly lower than for non-donors, study finds

  • Wanted: Female Nurses for Large, Ongoing Study
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Nurses' Health Study has provided decades of data on women's health

  • Trans Fats May Raise Stroke Risk in Older Women
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who ate the most had 39% greater chance of trouble, though aspirin use helped

  • Stroke Risk Rises With Duration of Type 2 Diabetes: Study
    (01-Mar-2012)
    After 10 years with blood sugar disease, chances of brain attack tripled, researchers say

  • Combining Heart Valve Repair With Bypass May Be Worthwhile
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Fixing leaky mitral valves improved heart function, exercise capacity, study found

  • Family Tree May Aid Treatment of Inherited Heart Disorders
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Archived data may help pinpoint age range when genetic heart rhythm disorder death risk rises

  • 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

  • Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

  • Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

  • Irregular Heartbeat May Predict Mental Decline in Some
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Abnormal heart rhythm linked to brain function problems in heart disease patients, study finds

  • Poor Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure in Study
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Findings strengthen hypothesis that airway disorders affect heart's ability to pump blood

  • Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Three-quarters of the costly procedures may be unneeded, researcher reports

  • Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

  • Study Links 'Body Clock' to Sudden Cardiac Death
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Discovery might lead to new ways to prevent or treat the fatal heart problem

  • Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Compound found in oranges, grapefruits seems to have protective benefits, study finds

  • More Doubt on Link Between a Blood Chemical and Heart Disease
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Researchers say prior tie between homocysteine, cardiovascular woes was due to faulty data

  • New Guidelines Seek to Prevent Sudden Death in Young Athletes
    (22-Feb-2012)
    They recommend all teams have emergency action plans, quick access to defibrillators

  • Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

  • FDA Advisers Back Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Drug had been previously rejected because of concerns about possible heart problems, birth defects

  • Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

  • FDA Weighs Fate of Qnexa for Weight Loss, Again
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Drug previously rejected because of possible heart problems, birth defects

  • Aspirin as Good as Plavix for Poor Leg Circulation: Study
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Both work equally well in condition that causes pain while walking

  • Medtronic Stent Approved to Treat Coronary Artery Disease
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Including people with diabetes

  • 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

  • Hispanic Americans Born Outside Country Have Fewer Strokes
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Study found U.S. whites at higher risk, but reasons unclear

  • Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

  • Pregnancy Complications May Predict Heart Trouble Later
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Mom-to-be's high blood pressure, diabetes boost risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

  • Health Tip: How to Lower Your Risk of Stroke
    (20-Feb-2012)
    A healthy lifestyle -- including diet and exercise -- is key

  • Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

  • Treatment Advances Improve the Odds for Heart Failure Patients
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Experts say new drugs, devices have upped quality of life, life expectancy in past decade

  • Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

  • Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

  • Study Finds Gene Behind Inherited Cases of Enlarged Heart
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Mutation in TTN gene affects ability of heart muscle fibers to work properly, researchers say

  • New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

  • Can Walking Speed, Hand Grip in Middle Age Predict Dementia Risk?
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Each could be marker for general frailty, which has been linked to brain decline, researchers say

  • Circulatory Disorder Not Studied Enough in Women, Experts Say
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Gender-specific research on peripheral artery disease may help prevent strokes, heart attacks

  • Vitamin D May Not Boost Heart Health in Kidney Patients
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Study found little difference between those who took supplement, those who didn't

  • Any Exercise Benefits Kids' Heart Health: Study
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Better blood pressure, cholesterol, weight accompanies activity, regardless of sedentary time

  • No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

  • No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

  • Smog May Harm Women's Brains: Study
    (13-Feb-2012)
    The more air pollution they were exposed to, the greater their mental decline

  • No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

  • Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

  • Heart Disease Risk Gene May Pass From Dads to Sons
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Male-only Y chromosome can raise risk by 50%, study finds

  • Heart Disease May Be Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Study found men who had the first had 74% higher chance of developing the second

  • More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

  • 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

  • Heart Failure, Osteoporosis Go 'Hand-in-Hand': Researchers
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Cardiac condition raises the risks of falls and may contribute to bone-density loss

  • Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

  • Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

  • 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

  • Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

  • Everyday Foods Add Up to Major Salt Problems: CDC
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Ten food types, including bread, account for higher risk of heart disease, stroke, report says

  • New Scoring Method May Help Predict Stroke Outcome
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Study reveals quick way to identify those who will respond well to clot-buster alteplase

  • New Scoring Method May Help Predict Stroke Outcome
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Study reveals quick way to identify those who will respond well to clot-buster alteplase

  • Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

  • Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

  • Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

  • Women Wear Red on Friday to Highlight Heart Health
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Roughly 8 million women in the United States have heart disease, research shows

  • Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

  • Aspirin, Warfarin Fare Equally for Heart Failure Patients
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Each of these anti-clotting drugs had similar effectiveness in preventing deaths, study found

  • Some Stroke Survivors Can't Recognize Fear, Anger in Others
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Damage to forebrain can impair ability to read certain facial expressions, study finds

  • Married Men Seek Help for Stroke Sooner Than Their Wives
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Men called 911 in less than a half hour, while women waited well over an hour, study finds

  • Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

  • Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

  • Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients

  • Some Stroke Survivors Can't Recognize Fear, Anger in Others
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Damage to forebrain can impair ability to read certain facial expressions, study finds

  • Married Men Seek Help for Stroke Sooner Than Their Wives
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Men called 911 in less than a half hour, while women waited well over an hour, study finds

  • Stroke Can Impact a Child's Language, Hand-Eye Coordination
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Problems lingered 10 months after the stroke, research finds

  • Efforts to Reduce Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell Working: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Ultrasound screening, regular blood transfusions have helped reduce strokes in those with the blood disorder

  • Lack of Sunlight May Raise Stroke Risk
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study found those who got less exposure were more likely to suffer an attack

  • Anemia May Boost Death Risk After Stroke
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Study of men finds the blood disorder affects survival rates up to a year later

  • New Anti-Clotting Drug May Cut Brain Bleeding Risk: Study
    (02-Feb-2012)
    People with abnormal heartbeat taking Xarelto were less likely to bleed out than warfarin patients

  • Being Fit Before Stroke May Aid Recovery
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Patients with higher physical activity levels have better treatment response, study finds

  • Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

  • Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

  • Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

  • Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

  • 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

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

  • Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

  • Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

  • Adult Children of Stroke Sufferers May Show Signs of Brain Aging, Too
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Offspring may experience physical, mental changes that can precede stroke

  • Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

  • Worrying Too Much Might Raise Your Risk for Stroke
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Study found a personality trait called 'harm avoidance' also marked by self-doubt, fatigue

  • Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

  • Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Stroke, Studies Say
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Patients may regain some function after treatment, preliminary research suggests

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to 'Silent' Strokes, Study Finds
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Other research also suggests rapid memory loss may be linked to a fatal brain attack

  • Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

  • Stenting, Surgery Appear Comparable for Opening Neck Artery
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Re-blockage rates similar for both procedures, study finds

  • Experimental Drug Might Beat Aspirin in Preventing Repeat Strokes: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    It's not yet FDA-approved, but apixaban cut clot risk caused by abnormal heartbeat

  • When Mom-to-Be's Overweight and Smokes, Risk for Birth Defects Rises
    (31-Jan-2012)
    This combination more than doubled odds of heart damage in newborn, study finds

  • Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

  • Blood Pressure Differences Between Arms Could Signal Heart Risk
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Peripheral vascular disease may lead to stroke or early death, researchers say

  • Statins Equally Effective in Women and Men
    (30-Jan-2012)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce cardiovascular events, death for both sexes, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preparing for a Stress Test
    (27-Jan-2012)
    To check heart function

  • 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

  • Frying With Olive, Sunflower Oil OK for Heart, Study Finds
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Type of cooking oil determines fried foods' link to heart disease, death risk

  • Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study
    (25-Jan-2012)
    No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

  • Optimal Heart Health Starts Early: Study
    (25-Jan-2012)
    No risk factors by middle age is 'the fountain of youth for your heart'

  • Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

  • Narcissism Especially Bad for Men's Health, Study Says
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Traits such as entitlement, exploitativeness may raise levels of stress hormone

  • Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

  • Stroke Patients With Delirium Have Worse Prognosis
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Study found longer hospitalizations, greater risk of death

  • Narrowed Artery Condition Often Goes Undiagnosed: Study
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Fibrous tissue disorder raises risks for high blood pressure, stroke and aneurysm

  • Sex OK for Many Heart Patients, Docs Say
    (19-Jan-2012)
    New American Heart Association guidelines detail who -- and who isn't -- at risk

  • 'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

  • Experimental Blood Thinner Given Before Surgery Shows Benefit
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Cangrelor has potential to reduce clot risk with low bleeding problems in heart patients, study finds

  • 'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men
    (17-Jan-2012)
    Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

  • Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Spanish study also finds that breathing apparatus helps them as much as it helps men

  • Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
    (16-Jan-2012)
    About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

  • Endovascular Graft Approved for Tears of Aorta
    (16-Jan-2012)
    The body's largest artery

  • Brain Structure Adapts to Arm Injury, Study Says
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Finding could influence post-stroke rehabilitation

  • Americans Living Longer, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

  • Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest
    (11-Jan-2012)
    10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

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

  • Car, TV Ownership Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack
    (11-Jan-2012)
    But getting active during work and leisure hours can lower the odds, study finds

  • Marathoners at Slim Risk of Cardiac Arrest
    (11-Jan-2012)
    10-year study found distance running safe for most participants

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

  • Americans Living Longer, Report Finds
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Better treatments, screening for many diseases may explain trend, experts say

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority
    (10-Jan-2012)
    911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

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

  • 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

  • Heart Experts Make Boosting Bystander CPR a Priority
    (10-Jan-2012)
    911 dispatchers asked to talk callers through life-saving procedure after witnessing cardiac arrest

  • 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

  • Kids Who Need Heart Surgery May Fare Better at Busier Hospitals
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Higher-volume centers had lower death rate for patients with complications, study finds

  • Statins May Boost Diabetes Risk in Older Women
    (09-Jan-2012)
    But experts say finding shouldn't spur change in guidelines for the cholesterol-lowering drugs

  • Grief Is a Real Heartbreaker, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Stress, anxiety may increase heart attack risk in the weeks after a loved one's death

  • Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent First Heart Attack or Stroke? Not So Fast
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Modest benefits might not outweigh bleeding risk, evidence review suggests

  • Heart Failure, Diabetes Might Be Linked by Protein
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Although 'p53' helps suppress tumors, new study finds negative effects

  • Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks, Deaths
    (03-Jan-2012)
    People with serious cardiovascular issues may be good candidates, experts say

  • 'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study
    (29-Dec-2011)
    More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

  • Doubt Cast on Use of Genetic Test Before Plavix
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Research review suggests test won't help docs determine who would benefit from heart drug

  • Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk
    (27-Dec-2011)
    Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

  • Health Tip: Manage Stress
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Too much can harm your heart

  • Screening Alone Not Enough to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Testing of all athletes, not just Division I players, and safe training methods required, researchers say

  • Jump in Resting Heart Rate Might Signal Higher Death Risk
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Mortality went up for people with increases in heart rate over 10 years, study finds

  • Blood Pressure Control in Middle Age Can Lower Lifetime Heart Risk
    (19-Dec-2011)
    14-year study showed importance of achieving normal levels in midlife

  • 'Nerve Snip' Might Ease Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Some people are more prone to stress-linked heart disorder, experts point out

  • Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

  • Study Looks at Stroke Risks in Teen Football Players
    (16-Dec-2011)
    Possible factors include obesity and anabolic-steroid use, researchers say

  • Snow Shoveling Really Does Raise Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Seven percent of heart patients at Canadian hospital said symptoms started while clearing snow

  • Donated Pacemakers From U.S. Safely Reused in India: Study
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Reusing the devices after original recipient's death made the lifesaving procedure affordable

  • Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Certain patients' gait improved when the devices were used along with conventional rehab in study

  • Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Certain patients' gait improved when the devices were used along with conventional rehab in study

  • Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Help Some Stroke Patients
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Small study finds quicker recovery from 'hemispatial neglect'

  • Chewing Khat Raises Heart Disease, Death Risk: Study
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Commonly used in the Middle East and spreading abroad, plant leaves give amphetamine-like high

  • Procedure May Lower Complications After Leg Clots
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Catheter-directed technique seems to ease pain, swelling after deep-vein thrombosis, study finds

  • ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

  • FDA Panel Cites Clot Risk From Contraceptive Patch
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Advisory group recommends Ortho Evra remain available, but with warning on label

  • ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

  • Obese Patients May Benefit the Most From Surgery for Irregular Heartbeat
    (09-Dec-2011)
    They reported the greatest gains in quality of life, study finds

  • Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

  • Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study
    (08-Dec-2011)
    Antihypertensive drugs even help those with slightly elevated blood pressure

  • Marathons May Damage Part of Heart: Study
    (07-Dec-2011)
    But this doesn't mean endurance sports are bad for you, researcher says

  • FDA Panels to Weigh Safety of Newer Forms of the 'Pill'
    (07-Dec-2011)
    They will consider new warning labels about increased risk of blood clots linked to contraceptives

  • Gene Mutation Helps Clear Fats From Blood, Study Finds
    (06-Dec-2011)
    But it is unknown if the beneficial effect actually cuts heart risks, researchers say

  • Hormone Drugs Might Not Raise Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Patients
    (06-Dec-2011)
    But those with a history of heart disease, stroke may be at higher risk, researchers caution

  • Fitness May Lower Death Risk Even Without Weight Loss
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Exercise benefit found in large study of white, middle-class men

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sickle Cell Disease Tied to 'Silent Strokes' in Children
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Anemia and high blood pressure together or alone increased the risk in study of young patients

  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Thinner May Halve Clot Risk
    (01-Dec-2011)
    But newer drugs may replace warfarin and the need for frequent blood tests, experts say

  • Veggies, Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk
    (01-Dec-2011)
    The effect seemed tied to antioxidants and helped even those with heart disease, study found

  • First Generic Lipitor Approved
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Widely used statin drug helps lower bad cholesterol

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

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

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

  • Fatty Liver Disease Doesn't Affect Survival, Study Finds
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Researchers surprised that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease had no impact on health, longevity

  • Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

  • Patches, Counseling, Persistence Can Help Smokers Quit
    (28-Nov-2011)
    'Keep working at it' could be key to success, studies suggest

  • Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

  • Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

  • 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

  • Some Holiday Traditions Have Health Consequences: Expert
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Curbing calories and alcohol intake can help prevent season-related heart attacks, strokes

  • 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

  • Merck to Pay $950M to Settle Probe of Vioxx Marketing
    (23-Nov-2011)
    Controversial painkiller was pulled from the market in 2004 due to heightened heart attack, stroke risk

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect
    (22-Nov-2011)
    These children can live long and healthy lives, experts say

  • ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

  • Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Drug-Coated Balloons Open Arteries Blocked by Narrowed Stents
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Procedure keeps stents open, reduces bleeding in high-risk patients, researchers say

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • Women, Younger Men Under-Treated Before Heart Attack: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Older males more likely to get preventive medications, researchers say

  • Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

  • Women More Prone to 'Broken Heart' Syndrome: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Associated with emotional stress, clinical condition mimics a heart attack

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • Blood Type May Be Associated With Stroke Risk: Study
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Researchers say type AB raised chance of attack by 26%, but there's no proof of cause-and-effect

  • 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

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

  • Women Marathon Runners Have Less Artery Plaque: Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Prior research had found male marathoners have more plaque than other men

  • High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Two-thirds of patients given high-dose Crestor or Lipitor had reduced buildup in vessel walls

  • 9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Exposure to toxic dust cloud might lead to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

  • 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

  • Heart Patients Using Vitamins May Take Meds Improperly
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Many unaware that dietary supplements reduce effectiveness of warfarin, study shows

  • Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline
    (15-Nov-2011)
    More men with low intelligence scores at 18 had unhealthy belly size at 40

  • High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Two-thirds of patients given high-dose Crestor or Lipitor had reduced buildup in vessel walls

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

  • Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

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

  • Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, researchers say

  • More Heart Attack Patients Take Meds When They Are Free
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Eliminating co-pay increased adherence, reduced costs, study says

  • Sepsis Plus Heart Rhythm Disorder Linked to Stroke, Death
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Hospital patients with severe blood infections and new atrial fibrillation found at higher risk

  • Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

  • Abused Girls at Greater Risk for Heart Disease as Adults: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Doctors should look for history of sexual, physical abuse, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New Research Questions Wisdom of Cutting Down on Salt
    (09-Nov-2011)
    While doing so lowers blood pressure, it might raise cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease

  • New Bypass Surgery for Stroke Riskier Than Drug Treatment
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Medicine is safer for mini-stroke patients, as effective as new procedure, study finds

  • Heart Stress Test Likelier When Doctor Owns Equipment: Study
    (08-Nov-2011)
    But unnecessary procedures might have dropped with recent guidelines, expert said

  • New Guidelines Issued for Genetic Heart Disease
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Experts outline recommendations for treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • New Bypass Surgery for Stroke Riskier Than Drug Treatment
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Medicine is safer for mini-stroke patients, as effective as new procedure, study finds

  • Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

  • Xarelto Approved to Prevent Stroke in People With Abnormal Heartbeat
    (04-Nov-2011)
    Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2 million Americans

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

  • FDA OKs Heart Valve That Does Not Require Open-Heart Surgery
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Experts believe the device will expand options for frailer, sicker patients

  • Artificial Heart Valve Doesn't Require Open-Heart Surgery
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Implanted via catheter

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

  • Some Smokers More Likely to Quit After Stroke Than Others
    (03-Nov-2011)
    The part of the brain affected by the event seems to make a difference, researchers find

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

  • Device Approved to Remedy Abdominal Aneurysms
    (02-Nov-2011)
    In people with smaller arteries

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

  • Handheld Metal Detectors Don't Seem to Affect Pacemakers: Study
    (31-Oct-2011)
    But more research is needed to confirm these findings, experts say

  • Dementia May Impede Stroke Recovery
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Lasting disability more common for those with previous mental decline, study finds

  • Python Findings Shed Light on Human Heart Health
    (27-Oct-2011)
    After feeding, snake blood has high levels of enzymes that protect the heart

  • U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

  • Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

  • Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

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

  • U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

  • Speech Therapy Key to Stroke Rehab, But Many Miss Out
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Lack of coverage can keep patients from services even though help is out there, experts say

  • Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Economic factors such as fewer health dollars spent per person may hamper prevention efforts

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

  • U.S. Health Officials Urge Lifestyle Changes to Cut Stroke Risk
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Million Hearts initiative aims to reduce strokes, heart attacks by 1 million in five years

  • More Evidence Shows Newer Forms of 'Pill' Raise Clot Risk, FDA Says
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Agency said it plans public hearing in December on safety of brands like Yaz, Yasmin

  • Genes Could Highlight Plavix Users at Clot Risk After Stent
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Three gene types in heart patients and certain medications affected risk of dangerous clots

  • Sleepy Teens More Prone to Weight Gain: Study
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Hormones may set stage for weight gain in kids who don't get enough shut-eye, researcher says

  • Viagra May Help Children With Rare Blood Pressure Disorder
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Study found those with pulmonary arterial hypertension could exercise more easily after taking the drug

  • Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

  • Illegal Silicone Buttock Injections Can Be Deadly: Experts
    (24-Oct-2011)
    At least one woman died and others came close after illicit procedures from non-physicians

  • Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Bedtime May Be Better
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Patients doing so had better heart health than those on a morning schedule, study shows

  • Warning Signs for Health Problems Seen in Young Adults Born Prematurely
    (21-Oct-2011)
    They include higher blood pressure and more fat, despite a normal body weight, small study finds

  • U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Efforts needed to cut the 75% of dietary sodium that comes from processed foods, restaurant meals

  • Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

  • Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass
    (17-Oct-2011)
    Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

  • Health Tip: Suggestions to Help Manage Angina
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Recognize changes to the normal pattern

  • Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?
    (13-Oct-2011)
    Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

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

  • Health Tip: Metabolic Syndrome Raises Chance of Cardiovascular Disease
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Here are its risk factors

  • Certain After-Stroke Treatments May Boost Outcome
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Management of fever, blood sugar and swallowing problems boosts survival, functioning, study finds

  • Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

  • 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

  • Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

  • 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

  • Shift Workers Show Rise in Stress Hormone
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Long-term cortisol levels higher among workers under 40, study finds

  • Children's Chest Pain Rarely Cause for Alarm: Study
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Common complaint can trigger anxiety for parents, excessive cardiac screenings for kids

  • After Stroke, Crossed Legs a Welcome Sign
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Patients who crossed their legs within 15 days functioned better a year later, study shows

  • Chocolate Could Be Sweet Defense Against Stroke
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Swedish study found women who ate more lowered their risk by 20%

  • Restless Legs Syndrome May Boost Blood Pressure
    (10-Oct-2011)
    Disrupted sleep might cause the hypertension, expert says

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • FDA Approves First Combo Drug for Diabetes, Cholesterol
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Juvisync combines Januvia and Zocor in one pill to lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol

  • Is Female Hormone Disorder Tied to Familial Heart Risk?
    (07-Oct-2011)
    Various forms of heart disease seen in parents of polycystic ovary syndrome patients, study says

  • Anemia Could Add to Surgical Risks
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Likelihood of complications, death higher for patients with this blood disorder, study says

  • 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

  • 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

  • 'LeGoo' Vessel Plug Approved for Vascular Surgery
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Dissolvable gel stems blood flow while joining vessels

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

  • Health Tip: Undergoing Cardiac Rehab
    (03-Oct-2011)
    What you may achieve

  • Mild Strokes May Have Hidden Effects
    (03-Oct-2011)
    High rates of depression, sleeplessness common, study shows

  • Smoking May Double Risk for Stroke
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Those attacks occur about a decade sooner than for non-smokers, study finds

  • Singing May Help Some Stroke Victims Regain Speech
    (29-Sep-2011)
    More study needed to see if rhythm and formulaic phrases could lead to improved speech therapies

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

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

  • Even Slightly Higher Blood Pressure May Boost Stroke Risk
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Adults with prehypertension should start with lifestyle changes, researchers say

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

  • Spinal Surgery Riskier for Certain Patients, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Researchers pinpoint factors that make some more vulnerable to complications after surgery

  • Surgeon Experience Matters in Neck Artery Procedure: Study
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Patient death rate within 30 days higher if doctor has less experience with carotid stenting

  • Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

  • 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

  • Newer Contraceptive Pills Could Raise Clot Risk, FDA Warns
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Full assessment on brands such as Yaz, Yasmin is yet to come, agency says

  • Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

  • Scientists ID More Genes Linked to Heart Disease
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Five genes added to the list of many already known to affect risk of coronary artery disease, study says

  • Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

  • Many With Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Raised Stroke Risk
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Knowledge gap affects more than 1 million Americans with atrial fibrillation, survey shows

  • Antioxidants Not Behind Red Wine's Healthy Effect on Heart: Study
    (23-Sep-2011)
    No effect seen when people drank polyphenols in dairy-based drinks, researchers say

  • Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

  • Cardiac Rehab May Cut Risk Factors After Mini-Stroke
    (22-Sep-2011)
    Program has potential for those who have suffered mild brain attack, but experts urge more study

  • Traffic Pollution May Raise Short-Term Heart Attack Risk
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Effect only lasts up to 6 hours, seems to affect mainly those already at risk, study suggests

  • Two-Day Dialysis Interval Could Pose Danger: Study
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Waiting 48 hours between kidney treatments seems to raise risk of death, hospitalization

  • Depression Tied to Higher Risk for Stroke
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Study found the mental health condition is linked to a 55% raised risk for fatal brain attack

  • 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

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

  • One-Third of Severe Heart Attack Patients Have Treatment Delays
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Often, slowdown comes during patient transfers to another hospital, study finds

  • 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

  • Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass
    (17-Sep-2011)
    Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

  • 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

  • Cholesterol Deposits Around Eyes Linked to Heart Risk
    (16-Sep-2011)
    Researchers find an association, but don't prove 'cause and effect,' study says

  • 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

  • An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

  • An Apple a Day Really May Keep the Doctor Away
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Fruits and vegetables with white flesh associated with drop in stroke risk, study finds

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

  • Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds
    (14-Sep-2011)
    A little booze daily is good, but binge drinking causes weight gain, heart disease, research shows

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

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

  • Certain Risk Factors Could Spur Heart Failure in Normal-Weight People
    (14-Sep-2011)
    High blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin levels worse than obesity for some, study finds

  • Rural Stroke Victims May Benefit From 'Virtual' Care
    (14-Sep-2011)
    'Telestroke' is a cost-effective way to provide long-distance stroke treatment, researchers say

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

  • Muscle Training May Benefit Chronic Heart Failure Patients
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Working out the small muscles helps boost oxygen flow, exercise capacity, study shows

  • Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

  • Protecting Heart May Improve Erectile Dysfunction
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Cardiac drugs, lifestyle changes improve sexual function in men with ED, study shows

  • Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments
    (13-Sep-2011)
    The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

  • New Drug Boosts 'Good' Cholesterol in Study Patients
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Imaging technology suggests novel treatment may help prevent some heart disease, researchers say

  • Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear
    (13-Sep-2011)
    People with bicuspid aortic valve at low risk of aortic dissection, but high risk of aneurysm, 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

  • Statins Don't Raise Risk of Brain Bleeds After Stroke: Study
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Guidelines call for them to prevent future strokes, but not all experts agree

  • Newly Found Gene Mutations May Aid Heart Treatments
    (13-Sep-2011)
    The gene variants are involved in high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, study says

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

  • Health Tip: Managing Diabetic Heart Disease
    (09-Sep-2011)
    Follow your treatment plan

  • Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

  • Meds Better Than Stent for Preventing Second Stroke: Study
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Findings will result in fewer brain stenting procedures, expert says

  • Aging, Not Menopause, Raises Women's Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (06-Sep-2011)
    Hormonal changes not linked to fatal heart attacks in older women, researchers say

  • Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

  • Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

  • Greater Exercise Intensity May Add Years to Life
    (01-Sep-2011)
    How hard you work out seems to trump how long you work out for boosting longevity, study says

  • Potatoes May Be Good for the Heart After All, Study Says
    (01-Sep-2011)
    But not if they're fried or doused in high-fat sour cream, butter and cheese

  • Heart Disease May Pose Problems in Orthopedic Surgery Patients
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Risk of clotting or bleeding complications higher among this group, study says

  • Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

  • Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other risk factors may be to blame, researchers say

  • Smoking Harder on Women's Arteries Than Men's, Scans Show
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Twice as much impact on thickened neck artery walls seen in female smokers as males, study finds

  • Longer CPR Backfires for Certain Heart Patients: Study
    (31-Aug-2011)
    Paramedics should administer rescue procedure for just one minute before assessing heart rhythm, expert says

  • Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

  • Blood Protein Might Signal Death Risk in Elderly
    (30-Aug-2011)
    The protein is linked to inflammation, cancer and heart disease

  • 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

  • Family Heart Disease Risk Linked to Genes, Not Lifestyle
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Study including adoptive and biological parents sheds light on nature versus nurture question

  • Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Study seems to suggest so, but how much and what type of the sweet treat isn't clear

  • Could Lots of Chocolate Lower Your Heart Risk?
    (29-Aug-2011)
    Study seems to suggest so, but how much and what type of the sweet treat isn't clear

  • 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

  • Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

  • Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Expect to see 65 million more obese adults in U.S. by 2030, researchers say

  • Starvation in Youth Linked to Heart Risk in Adulthood
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Adults who experienced famine as teens most susceptible, study finds

  • Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Study finds biggest threat to carotid arteries, which are closest to the brain

  • Health Tip: Smoking Strains the Heart
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Here's how

  • Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends
    (25-Aug-2011)
    At ordinary hospitals, survival odds dip on Saturdays, Sundays, but not at certified centers, study finds

  • Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Study finds biggest threat to carotid arteries, which are closest to the brain

  • Specialized Stroke Centers Deliver on the Weekends
    (25-Aug-2011)
    At ordinary hospitals, survival odds dip on Saturdays, Sundays, but not at certified centers, study finds

  • Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    But they tend to have longer hospital stays

  • Common Heart Dysfunction Can Help Bring on Heart Failure
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Risk of 'diastolic dysfunction' rises with advancing age, study found

  • Injectable Psoriasis Drugs May Not Hike Heart Risks: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    But drug makers withheld data that might have influenced findings, researchers say

  • Women With Heart Failure Treated as Well as Men: Study
    (23-Aug-2011)
    But they tend to have longer hospital stays

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

  • Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects
    (22-Aug-2011)
    N.J. will be first state to implement routine testing

  • Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

  • New Drug May Put the Squeeze on Heart Failure
    (19-Aug-2011)
    In early trials, medication appears safer than current treatments, researchers say

  • Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Scan may help predict which patients deemed at moderate risk would benefit from statins: study

  • 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

  • Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk
    (17-Aug-2011)
    But for those with no symptoms, surgery to unclog the arteries may be hazardous, experts say

  • Children With Kidney Disease Face Many Health Woes
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Stunted growth, heart problems common among these kids, study finds

  • Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk
    (17-Aug-2011)
    But for those with no symptoms, surgery to unclog the arteries may be hazardous, experts say

  • 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

  • A Little Exercise Goes a Long Way to Cut Disease, Death Risk
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Even 15 minutes a day seems to increase life expectancy, researchers say

  • 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

  • Survival After Cardiac Arrest in ICU May Depend on Cause
    (15-Aug-2011)
    Researchers hope findings will help families with end-of-life decision-making

  • Cardiologists Often Miss Heart Defects in Young Athletes: Study
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Screening to prevent sudden cardiac death is difficult and may lead to bad calls, researchers say

  • Women May Face Greater Heart Risk From Smoking Than Men
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Researchers say biological differences may explain 25% higher risk compared to male smokers.

  • Depressed Women Could Face Raised Risk of Stroke
    (11-Aug-2011)
    Study found it might be independent factor affecting chances of attack

  • Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

  • 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

  • Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

  • Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat
    (10-Aug-2011)
    Both drugs appeared equally effective, but newer rivaroxaban may be be easier for some to use

  • Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD
    (09-Aug-2011)
    One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

  • Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD
    (09-Aug-2011)
    One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

  • Hospitals Vary Widely in Rate of Heart Procedures: Study
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Rate of finding blockage that requires action stretches from 23% to 100%

  • As Heart Failure Worsens, Word Recall May Suffer Too
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Link was especially apparent in older patients, researchers found

  • CPAP Therapy Most Effective for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Strong evidence supports use of machine that pumps air through mask worn during sleep: review

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

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

  • Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

  • Children's HIV Drugs May Cause High Cholesterol
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Strategies are needed to protect infected kids from long-term cardiovascular harm, researchers say

  • Smoking Linked to Raised Risk of Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Current smokers have double the risk of this serious health problem over those who never smoked

  • More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

  • U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Highest rates of the bacterial blood infection occur in Southeast states, where strokes most common, researcher says

  • More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke
    (04-Aug-2011)
    Up to 94% say they are comfortable using the drug tPA, compared to 73% in 2000, study finds

  • Popular Antidepressants Not Always Best Choice for Seniors
    (03-Aug-2011)
    Study found that SSRIs seemed to have more side effects than older antidepressants

  • Post-Heart Attack Exercise May Depend on Where You Live
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Poor areas often lack places for survivors to be active, study finds

  • Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

  • Statins May Help Heart in Some Young Stroke Patients
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Taking the meds after a brain blockage was linked to fewer heart problems in those under 50: study

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

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

  • Childhood Depression, Anxiety Tied to Pain in Adulthood
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Kids living with adversity, such as abuse, more likely to have chronic diseases later, study finds

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

  • Some Ethnic Groups More Vulnerable to Dangerous Fat
    (29-Jul-2011)
    South Asians tend to store fat around organs, raising coronary artery disease risk, study finds

  • Predicting Who Will -- and Won't -- Survive a Heart Attack
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Victims who are black, very obese or have high blood pressure at higher risk of death, study finds

  • Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

  • Pregnancy-Related Strokes Jump 54 Percent
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Heavier moms, chronic illnesses likely play a role in increase, study says

  • Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk
    (28-Jul-2011)
    First three months after trauma may be period of greatest concern, study says

  • Heat-Linked Illnesses Strike Thousands Each Year: Report
    (28-Jul-2011)
    CDC researchers say these conditions are largely preventable

  • Caution Urged in Intensive Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Such therapy may double the risk of dangerously low blood glucose levels, study finds

  • Implantable Device May Ease Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But complication rate was relatively high and FDA approval may be years away, researchers say

  • Heart Disease Prevention May Save Billions Annually in U.S.
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Current costs of $450 billion a year aren't sustainable, nation's heart experts say

  • Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke
    (26-Jul-2011)
    But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

  • Family History May Predict Heart Attack More Than Stroke
    (26-Jul-2011)
    But experts still say your parent's health provides important clues about your risks for both

  • 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

  • Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

  • Smoking After Heart Attack Raises Risk of Dying
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Study found those who quit for good were more likely to be alive a year later

  • 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

  • Blood Test May Better Predict Diabetics' Heart Risk: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    But refining the risk may not change clinical practice, expert says

  • Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

  • Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

  • Brilinta Approved for Acute Coronary Syndromes
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Blood-thinning drug helps prevent clotting

  • Optimism May Lower Stroke Risk
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Two-year study found the most optimistic were the least likely to have brain attack

  • FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Another option alongside Plavix, but should not be taken with higher doses of aspirin

  • Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Same factors that put heart at risk can also affect brain, according to heart and stroke associations

  • Stopping Daily Aspirin Boosts Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Discontinuation was tied to 60 percent rise in risk for nonfatal attacks, researchers say

  • 'Broken Heart Syndrome' May Affect More People Than Thought
    (19-Jul-2011)
    Two-thirds of patients with the disorder reported experiencing a stressful trigger event, study shows

  • Human Stem Cells Used to Fix Damaged Mouse Heart
    (18-Jul-2011)
    Findings could help in the advancement of stem cell therapy, scientists suggest

  • Small Study Suggests Milk, Soy Proteins Lower Blood Pressure Modestly
    (18-Jul-2011)
    But more research needed, experts say, citing several limitations with the trial

  • Alcohol Affects Left, Right Heart Chambers Differently
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Small amounts lead to decrease in function in chamber that pumps blood to rest of the body, study says

  • Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study
    (14-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

  • Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study
    (14-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

  • Certain Painkillers May Raise Odds of Stroke, Heart Attack: Study
    (14-Jul-2011)
    NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, aspirin and other meds, might hike risks for heart patients, researchers say

  • Generic, Brand-Name Heart Drugs Seem to Have Same Effect on Thyroid
    (13-Jul-2011)
    No difference in rates of thyroid disease with different forms of arrhythmia drug, study finds

  • Ultrasound May Determine Heart Attack Risk in HIV Patients
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Risk 10 times higher in HIV patients with abnormal results compared with general population: study

  • Health Tip: Insufficient Sleep Can Be Dangerous
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Here's how it affects your health

  • Bettering Social Status Lowers High Blood Pressure Risk
    (12-Jul-2011)
    For poor or disadvantaged people, the risk goes down as they move up the ladder of success, study finds

  • Physical Activity Levels Linked to Employment Status
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Men's and women's exercise levels affected differently by being unemployed, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

  • Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

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

  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Disorders in Study
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Treating breathing disorder may help avoid heart conditions, researchers say

  • Adherence to Angioplasty/Stent Guidelines Lacking: Study
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Many heart attack patients may undergo unnecessary, costly procedure, experts warn

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

  • Health Tip: Fears and Phobias
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Putting your heart at risk

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Atherosclerosis
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Here are suggested lifestyle changes

  • Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

  • Study Finds Heart Failure Drug Ineffective
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Billions wasted on Natrecor in decade it took to find out it doesn't work, expert says

  • Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

  • Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted
    (05-Jul-2011)
    But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

  • Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Still, these hospitals are vital in making sure rural Americans can quickly access emergency care

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Ward Off Sudden Cardiac Death in Women
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Exercise, staying slim and eating right were associated with a 92 percent decrease in risk

  • Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

  • Study Finds Most Urgent Angioplasties Warranted
    (05-Jul-2011)
    But only half of non-emergency artery-opening procedures were deemed appropriate

  • Stop-Smoking Drug Chantix Ups Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Risks outweigh benefits, even for people without pre-existing heart disease, researchers say

  • More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually
    (01-Jul-2011)
    A major cause of death inside hospitals, study finds

  • Soluble Fiber Appears Key to Trimming 'Bad Fat'
    (01-Jul-2011)
    For every 10-gram daily increase, belly fat cut by nearly 4 percent over five years, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (30-Jun-2011)
    To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, 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

  • Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study
    (28-Jun-2011)
    In North Carolina, statewide coordination sped up lifesaving hospital transfers, 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

  • At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring More Telling Than Doctor's Office Readings
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Without the anxiety of a clinic visit, readings from kidney patients may give a more accurate picture

  • Diabetic Girls May Have Heart Risk Factors
    (27-Jun-2011)
    Study authors not clear on why, but urge doctors to watch teens closely

  • New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin
    (27-Jun-2011)
    But dose of aspirin was key to experimental drug Brilinta's success, study found

  • New Blood Thinner Beats Plavix When Paired With Low-Dose Aspirin
    (27-Jun-2011)
    But dose of aspirin was key to experimental drug Brilinta's success, study found

  • Class of Drugs Linked to Higher Heart Risk in Older Diabetics
    (26-Jun-2011)
    Researchers saw a lower risk with metformin, but experts say study's not the final word

  • Weight Loss Surgery May Cut Inflammation, Disease Risk
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Gastric bypass seems to reduce risk factors linked to diabetes, heart disease, study finds

  • FDA Urges Reduced Doses for Anemia Drugs
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Can increase risk of cardiovascular problems in patients with kidney disease, agency says

  • Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

  • Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

  • Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find

  • Cocaine-Related Heart Damage May Be 'Silent'
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Study of people addicted to drug finds structural harm in 83%

  • Smoking, Prostate Cancer a Deadly Mix
    (21-Jun-2011)
    But risk drops for men who have given up tobacco for 10 years, study finds

  • High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk
    (21-Jun-2011)
    But heart benefits still outweigh potential downside, study authors say

  • Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study
    (21-Jun-2011)
    Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

  • Men's Waistlines Could Be Key to Health
    (20-Jun-2011)
    40 inches put most men in risk zone for serious illnesses, experts say

  • Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives
    (20-Jun-2011)
    A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds

  • Millions Don't Get Meds for Serious Artery Disease: Study
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Peripheral artery disease indicative of a 'whole-body problem,' researcher says

  • Single Reading Can't Gauge Blood Pressure Control: Study
    (20-Jun-2011)
    Before changing hypertension drugs, doctors should consider multiple readings, researchers say

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Duplicate in chromosome 16 region linked to raised threat of aneurysm that causes aortic dissection

  • Gene Study Sheds Light on Often Fatal Heart Condition
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Duplicate in chromosome 16 region linked to raised threat of aneurysm that causes aortic dissection

  • More Olive Oil in Diet Could Cut Stroke Risk: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Seniors who preferred the oil had 41% drop in the attacks vs. those who rarely ate it

  • Too Much TV Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Death
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Analysis found two hours a day increased chances of health problems by up to 20%

  • Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke
    (14-Jun-2011)
    But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

  • Diabetics May Be at Greater Risk for Second Stroke
    (14-Jun-2011)
    But lowering cholesterol with statins reduces their odds for cardiovascular events, researchers say

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

  • Few Anesthesiologists Monitor Key Heart Signal
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Only 35 percent assess patient's cardiac performance during high-risk surgery, study finds

  • Heart Attack Victims Face Greater Risk of Dying When Ambulances Are Diverted
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Medicare patients turned away from nearest hospital more likely to die, study finds

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

  • Women May Be Getting Unneeded Heart Imaging Tests
    (10-Jun-2011)
    A push to recognize and treat heart attacks in women has unintended consequence, expert says

  • 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

  • Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

  • Impaired Heart Function Seen in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Scans showed poor blood flow during exercise compared with other study participants

  • Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

  • Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Findings could aid diagnosis of cardiopulmonary problems, researchers say

  • 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

  • Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets May Not Pose Risk to Arteries
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Short-term studies found no harm to vascular health

  • Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

  • More Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug But Barriers Remain
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Getting people to seek immediate treatment is a major hurdle, experts say

  • Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says
    (02-Jun-2011)
    U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

  • More Stroke Patients Get Clot-Busting Drug But Barriers Remain
    (02-Jun-2011)
    Getting people to seek immediate treatment is a major hurdle, experts say

  • Popular Blood Pressure Meds Not Linked to Cancer, FDA Says
    (02-Jun-2011)
    U.S. health authorities complete safety review, exonerate angiotensin-receptor blockers

  • Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes
    (01-Jun-2011)
    1 in 4 tested had heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, study finds

  • 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

  • Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Tonsillectomy, appendectomy before age 20 may slightly raise threat, study suggests

  • Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol
    (27-May-2011)
    Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

  • Weight Loss in Heavy, Obese Women Boosts Vitamin D Levels
    (27-May-2011)
    Deficiency may explain link between obesity and chronic disease, expert says

  • Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol
    (27-May-2011)
    Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

  • Scientists Discover 'Ultra-Bad' Cholesterol
    (27-May-2011)
    Study of super-sticky LDL may spur new heart disease treatments for seniors, type 2 diabetics

  • Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities
    (26-May-2011)
    Variations span from less awareness of symptoms to slower delivery of treatment, report finds

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Heart Patients With Stents
    (26-May-2011)
    Giving fish oil capsules along with standard care made clots easier to break up, researchers found

  • Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities
    (26-May-2011)
    Variations span from less awareness of symptoms to slower delivery of treatment, report finds

  • Trial Stopped After Niacin Brings No Benefit to Heart Patients
    (26-May-2011)
    NIH terminated study 18 months early, citing no drop in heart attacks, strokes for users

  • U.S. Southeast 'Stroke Belt' Also Shows Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline
    (26-May-2011)
    Shared risk factors for stroke and lowered brain function may be to blame, researchers suggest

  • Study Finds Almost 1 in 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure
    (25-May-2011)
    Rate is much higher than was previously reported in 24- to 32-year-olds in U.S.

  • Study Finds Aspirin Still Best at Preventing 2nd Stroke
    (25-May-2011)
    More testing may reveal helpful role for drug alternative, others say

  • Study Finds Aspirin Still Best at Preventing 2nd Stroke
    (25-May-2011)
    More testing may reveal helpful role for drug alternative, others say

  • Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home
    (25-May-2011)
    High-tech 'locomotor' training no better for walking improvement, study finds

  • Daily Four-Drug Combo Pill Halves Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (25-May-2011)
    Low cost, better adherence are pluses, but side effects could be problem, 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%

  • Study Ties Blood Markers to Death Risk in Heart Failure
    (24-May-2011)
    Finding should help identify high and low risk among elderly patients, experts say

  • Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Raised Death Risk in Women
    (24-May-2011)
    But overall risk due to new-onset atrial fibrillation still fairly low, researchers say

  • Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Raised Death Risk in Women
    (24-May-2011)
    But overall risk due to new-onset atrial fibrillation still fairly low, researchers say

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

  • 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

  • Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked
    (20-May-2011)
    Hypertension tends to be more severe in people with the skin condition, study finds

  • Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids
    (20-May-2011)
    And heart disease risk in those with skin disease may start with high cholesterol in childhood

  • Sleep Disorder Linked to Heart Rhythm Problems
    (20-May-2011)
    Screening for disorder urged for patients with implantable defibrillators

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart
    (17-May-2011)
    Help reduce your risk of coronary artery disease

  • Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady
    (17-May-2011)
    Findings suggest that problem stems from more than 'modern lifestyle,' expert says

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Heart
    (17-May-2011)
    Help reduce your risk of coronary artery disease

  • Scans of Egyptian Mummies Show Heart Disease Was Ancient Malady
    (17-May-2011)
    Findings suggest that problem stems from more than 'modern lifestyle,' expert says

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study
    (16-May-2011)
    But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

  • For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry
    (13-May-2011)
    Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

  • Gene Variant Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Blacks
    (13-May-2011)
    Roughly 13% of people of African descent may be at risk of potentially fatal heart arrhythmias: study

  • 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

  • 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

  • Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep
    (10-May-2011)
    Clot-busting drug may not be applicable, but quick action still needed, experts say

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

  • Research Suggests 1 in 7 Strokes Happens During Sleep
    (10-May-2011)
    Clot-busting drug may not be applicable, but quick action still needed, experts say

  • Best Heart Transplant Outcomes Seen at High-Volume Centers
    (09-May-2011)
    High-risk patients urged to seek care at hospitals where teams are most familiar with the surgery

  • FDA Sanctions Wider Use of Carotid Stent
    (06-May-2011)
    For people with clogged neck artery

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (06-May-2011)
    Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

  • Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
    (06-May-2011)
    Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

  • Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?
    (05-May-2011)
    Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

  • Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study
    (05-May-2011)
    Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

  • Screening Teens' Hearts Could Be Lifesaving
    (05-May-2011)
    Researcher calls ECG test a 'no-brainer' for athletes but sees benefits for all

  • Can Hormone Therapy or the Pill Prevent Brain Aneurysms?
    (05-May-2011)
    Study authors say estrogen protects blood vessel walls, but expert questions quality of research

  • Sex, Coffee May Boost Risk of Brain Aneurysm Rupture: Study
    (05-May-2011)
    Activities that raise blood pressure appear to be the cause, researcher suggests

  • New Gene Linked to Congenital Heart Defects
    (04-May-2011)
    Researchers pinpoint second gene crucial to heart development

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Peripheral Artery Disease
    (03-May-2011)
    When plaque builds up in the blood vessels

  • Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    Doctors more likely to perform angioplasty, heart surgery on men, researchers say

  • Care for Irregular Heartbeat Costs U.S. Billions: Study
    (03-May-2011)
    Patients with atrial fibrillation much more likely to be hospitalized, research shows

  • Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds
    (03-May-2011)
    But researchers say it's still the best option for certain patients

  • Study Challenges Link Between Salt and Heart Disease
    (03-May-2011)
    But, European researchers acknowledge younger, white volunteers may have skewed results

  • Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

  • Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain
    (02-May-2011)
    Researchers found too much, too little sleep linked to cognitive decline in middle age

  • Location of Body Fat May Predict Stiff Arteries: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Arterial stiffness tied to plaque buildup that can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke

  • Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study
    (02-May-2011)
    Fatty acids in bloodstream seem to interfere with the painkiller

  • Less-Than-Optimal Sleep May 'Age' the Brain
    (02-May-2011)
    Researchers found too much, too little sleep linked to cognitive decline in middle age

  • Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health
    (02-May-2011)
    As obesity and other risk factors rise, many believe stroke and heart disease won't affect them

  • Frequent Business Travel Tough on the Heart, Study Finds
    (02-May-2011)
    People on the go 20 or more days per month had more cardiovascular risk factors

  • Americans May Not Consume Enough Calcium: Study
    (29-Apr-2011)
    Levels were insufficient for daily needs, researchers find

  • Could Chemicals in Wine Improve Stent Performance?
    (29-Apr-2011)
    When tested in rats, coated stents led to less inflammation, study finds

  • 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

  • Women's Kidneys May Be at Higher Risk After Heart Test
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Researcher suggests that dye dosage should be adjusted for females

  • Report: California Cities Have Worst Air Pollution in U.S.
    (27-Apr-2011)
    But the country's 25 smoggiest cities have all improved since last year's review, researchers say

  • 'Health Literacy' Called Key for Heart Failure Patients
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Patients who don't understand basic health information at a higher risk of death, study says

  • 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

  • Experts Offer New Guidance for Blood Pressure Control in Elderly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Lifestyle changes, use of antihypertensive drugs urged to reduce health problems in those over 80

  • Many Americans Ill-Informed About Red Wine, Sea Salt: Survey
    (25-Apr-2011)
    Confusion puts heart health at risk, experts say

  • 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

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Fainting Lightly
    (25-Apr-2011)
    When to make an emergency visit to the doctor

  • Death Rates Among People With High Blood Pressure Falling
    (25-Apr-2011)
    But they're still at raised risk over those without hypertension

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ACE Inhibitors Seem to Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
    (21-Apr-2011)
    But another blood pressure medication has a protective effect, preliminary research suggests

  • 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

  • Women Taking Calcium Supplements May Risk Heart Health, Researchers Say
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Authors urge further studies, getting calcium from food instead of pills

  • Couch-Potato Kids: It Shows in Their Eyes, Researchers Say
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Excess screen time, low physical activity linked to narrow retinal vessels, predicting poor heart health

  • Off-Label Use of Clotting Drug Soars, Report Finds
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Stanford researchers question use of expensive drug for other medical treatments despite risk

  • Minority Kids With Heart Defects More Likely to Die in Childhood
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Black children affected have 32% greater odds of dying before five than white peers, study finds

  • Lifestyle Changes Can Slash Blood Fat Levels, Experts Say
    (18-Apr-2011)
    Improving exercise, eating habits reduces triglycerides, heart association notes

  • Device Approved to Treat Brain Aneurysm
    (14-Apr-2011)
    A weakened bulge in an artery

  • Close-Knit Neighborhoods Raise Chances of Stroke Survival
    (14-Apr-2011)
    Protective effect seen only with white seniors, researchers report

  • New RX for Large Brain Aneurysm
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Treatment for bulge in an artery wall

  • Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

  • Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

  • Artery Plaque Forms in Short Time Span, Scientists Say
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Analysis finds newest plaques most likely to cause medical problems

  • An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
    (12-Apr-2011)
    Dried apples lower bad cholesterol, study found

  • Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

  • Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Filters could help prevent heart attacks and strokes, researchers say

  • Obese Kids' Wrist Size May Predict Heart Disease
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Circumference gives clue to insulin resistance, researchers say

  • Higher Rate of Morning Heart Attacks Not Due to Blood Pressure: Study
    (11-Apr-2011)
    Readings vary throughout day, typically lowest in morning, researchers find

  • 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

  • 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

  • Certain Diabetes Drugs Better for Heart Health, Study Finds
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Metformin, the usual first choice medication, said to lead the pack

  • Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, 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

  • Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, researchers say

  • Teen Weight Affects Later Heart Disease Risk: Study
    (06-Apr-2011)
    But diabetes risk tied more to adult weight, Israeli researchers find

  • 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

  • U.S. Vets' Heart Failure Death Rates Seem to Be Improving
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Study looked at elderly patients who had been hospitalized between 1999 and 2008

  • Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Findings highlight need for screening those participating in school sports, experts say

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Implantable Device May Lower Tough-to-Treat Hypertension
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Electrical jolt tricks body into regulating blood pressure, researchers say

  • Risks of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Seen to Fade After Treatment Ends
    (05-Apr-2011)
    Increased odds of stroke, blood clots dissipate, as do most benefits, researchers find

  • Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

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

  • Mummies Show Heart Disease Is an Ancient Problem
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Scans reveal evidence of arterial plaque in 3,550-year-old remains of Egyptian princess

  • Clamp Device for Leaky Heart Valve Seems Effective
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Small study suggests MitraClip may help some with mitral regurgitation avoid open-heart surgery

  • Too Many Hours at Work Might Harm the Heart
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Study of British workers found 11-hour days raised heart disease risk 67%

  • Study Hints at Link Between Antidepressants and Heart Trouble
    (04-Apr-2011)
    But the finding is preliminary and doesn't prove a relationship, experts note

  • Yoga May Also Calm a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Small study found reduction in episodes of atrial fibrillation, which can raise stroke risk

  • 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

  • Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

  • Just-Approved Defibrillators Limit Unnecessary Shocks
    (29-Mar-2011)
    Medtronic devices said to recognize irregular heartbeat that's life-threatening

  • Some Type 1 Diabetics Seem Shielded Against Complications
    (29-Mar-2011)
    In one group that had diabetes for 50 years, many never developed expected problems, study finds

  • Healthy Lifestyles Could Halve Cases of Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat
    (28-Mar-2011)
    Atrial fibrillation raises stroke risk, but it doesn't have to happen, study shows

  • Brain Stimulation Might Help Stroke Patients With Swallowing Problems
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Small, preliminary study found electrical therapy led to improved function in patients

  • Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

  • ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

  • Dark Chocolate May Harbor Benefits for the Heart
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Despite possible upside, cocoa carries risks and won't overcome bad health habits, expert says

  • 'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (24-Mar-2011)
    After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

  • 'Mini Strokes' Linked to Doubled Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (24-Mar-2011)
    After transient ischemic attack, patients should be evaluated for heart disease, experts say

  • Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
    (23-Mar-2011)
    The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

  • Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
    (23-Mar-2011)
    The more active you are, the less a high-sodium diet will raise your blood pressure, study suggests

  • Americans' Exposure to Mercury From Fish Won't Harm Hearts: Study
    (23-Mar-2011)
    Large analysis finds no detectable cardiovascular danger

  • Fiber May Lessen Lifetime Risk for Heart Problems
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that odds of disease were lowest for those who consumed the most fiber

  • Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

  • Fiber May Lessen Lifetime Risk for Heart Problems
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Study finds that odds of disease were lowest for those who consumed the most fiber

  • Poor Diet Linked to Early Signs of Heart Risks in Obese Kids
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Lack of healthy food in youth seems to cause inflammation, insulin resistance, study finds

  • Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

  • Whole Grain Cereal May Help Control Blood Pressure
    (22-Mar-2011)
    Men who consumed seven or more servings a week reduced their risk of hypertension by about 20%, study finds

  • Severe Blood Clots Should be Treated Aggressively: Heart Docs
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Heart association releases new guidelines on worst-case deep vein thrombosis, complications

  • Severe Blood Clots Should be Treated Aggressively: Heart Docs
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Heart association releases new guidelines on worst-case deep vein thrombosis, complications

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

  • Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

  • Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

  • Bypass Surgery, Stents Seem to Bring Same Level of Relief
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Certain heart patients fare equally well, researchers report

  • U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

  • EPA Proposes Tougher Air Pollution Rules for Power Plants
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Guidelines could prevent 120,000 cases of childhood asthma and thousands of deaths, heart attacks yearly, agency says

  • Updates Urged for Kids' Heart, Breathing Rate Guidelines
    (15-Mar-2011)
    Existing range classifies half of healthy 10-year-olds as having abnormal rates, review finds

  • Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

  • Health Tip: Who's at Risk for Cardiomyopathy
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Here are major risk factors

  • Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

  • Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say
    (14-Mar-2011)
    American Heart Association statement points to heart health improvements in severely obese people

  • Stroke More Likely in People With Retinal Disease
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study finds nearly double the rate with vascular disease called RVO

  • Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study also links older age, other health problems to post-stroke dependence

  • Stroke More Likely in People With Retinal Disease
    (14-Mar-2011)
    Study finds nearly double the rate with vascular disease called RVO

  • Device Approved to Continue Blood Flow During Brain Surgery
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Among patients at greater risk of stroke

  • 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

  • Device Approved to Continue Blood Flow During Brain Surgery
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Among patients at greater risk of stroke

  • Can Coffee Cut a Woman's Stroke Risk?
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Swedish study shows even a cup a day reduces the risk; experts say more proof needed

  • Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

  • Blood Pressure Drug Delays Kidney Disease in Diabetics
    (09-Mar-2011)
    But experts are concerned about higher deaths from heart problems

  • Family Involvement Helps Stroke Patients With Rehab
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Relatives also felt empowered, less stressed, study found

  • Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation
    (09-Mar-2011)
    Expert says use of Avapro in this group of heart patients not warranted

  • Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients
    (08-Mar-2011)
    People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

  • Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients
    (08-Mar-2011)
    People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

  • Simply Watching a CPR Video Might Save Lives
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Short message gives people confidence to help when someone has heart attack, experts say

  • Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Researchers found diet was associated with improved blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

  • Scientists Link 13 New Gene Regions to Heart Disease Risk
    (07-Mar-2011)
    This doubles the number of regions implicated in atherosclerosis, the most common cause of death

  • Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk
    (07-Mar-2011)
    But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

  • Irregular Heart Beat Plus Stroke May Increase Dementia Risk
    (07-Mar-2011)
    But study did not link atrial fibrillation to impaired thinking in patients without stroke

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kidney Transplant Patients Urged to Keep Fit to Survive
    (03-Mar-2011)
    Low levels of physical activity linked to raised risk of early death, researchers warn

  • Diabetes Ups Death Risk Overall, Study Shows
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Cancer, infectious diseases, even suicide, more common among diabetics

  • Teens With Congenital Heart Disease Need Help Moving to Adult Care
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Parents should begin the process as child enters adolescence, experts say

  • Tight Blood Sugar Control May Put Some Diabetics at Risk
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Death risk higher in those with type 2 and heart disease striving for 'normal' glucose levels: study

  • Napping May Help Keep Blood Pressure in Check
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Despite stress, levels are lower for those who sleep a bit during the day, study finds

  • Heart Failure Patients Don't Need Continuous Infusion of Diuretics: Study
    (02-Mar-2011)
    One dose at a time is less expensive and eliminates need to walk around with IV pole, expert says

  • Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study
    (01-Mar-2011)
    FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

  • Health Tip: Factors That Increase Your Risk of Atherosclerosis
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Sometimes called "hardening of the arteries"

  • Seniors Concerned About Side Effects of Heart Drugs
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Medications need to offer considerably more benefit than risk to interest them, study says

  • Heart Devices Not Tested Enough in Women: Study
    (01-Mar-2011)
    FDA disregards its own mandate for data on women in clinical trials, researchers contend

  • Blood Pressure Drugs May Help Heart Patients Without Hypertension
    (01-Mar-2011)
    Analysis authors not sure of exact mechanism behind benefit

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

  • With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

  • With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

  • Sugary Drinks Might Raise Hypertension Risk: Study
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Those who consumed more were more likely to have high blood pressure, but exactly why is not clear

  • 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

  • Type 1 Diabetes Patients Need New Kidney Therapies: Study
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Recent advances not enough in preventing end-stage disease, researchers say

  • Coffee, Sex, Smog Can All Trigger Heart Attack, Study Finds
    (24-Feb-2011)
    Even a small rise in risk can end up causing many deaths when spread across the population

  • Study Unravels Link Between Stress and Chronic Health Issues
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Anger, anxiety increase inflammation and disease vulnerability, researchers say

  • More Evidence Ties Moderate Drinking to Heart Health
    (23-Feb-2011)
    Two new studies find a drink or two a day may cut disease risk, boost 'good' cholesterol

  • High Triglyceride Levels Linked to Increased Stroke Risk: Study
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Researchers suggest this blood fat should become part of prevention guidelines

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • High Cholesterol, Hypertension May Harm Memory in Middle Age
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Study finds link between cardiovascular disease and lower scores on mental skills tests

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

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

  • Simple Tests Can Tell Who Can Drive After Stroke: Study
    (21-Feb-2011)
    But several stroke experts say the exams may not be dependable

  • Leg Discomfort Might Signal Heart Trouble
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Early detection, treatment of peripheral arterial disease may thwart deadly consequences, researchers say

  • TV Reporter's Severe Migraine Mimicked a Stroke
    (18-Feb-2011)
    But doctors urge caution and immediate treatment for people with similar symptoms

  • America's Health a Mixed Bag: Report
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Life expectancy rates are up, but so are obesity levels, CDC says

  • New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study
    (16-Feb-2011)
    How quickly heart rate returns to normal after premature contraction may predict disease, death

  • Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Exercise can help ward off heart disease, cancer, diabetes, agency notes

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

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (15-Feb-2011)
    American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (15-Feb-2011)
    American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

  • Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

  • Experts Issue New Heart Disease Guidelines for Women
    (15-Feb-2011)
    American Heart Association advisory stresses prevention through diet, exercise, weight control

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

  • New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

  • Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device Recalls
    (14-Feb-2011)
    But agency notes steps have been taken to strengthen approval system

  • New Guidelines OK Pradaxa Blood Thinner as Option for Irregular Heartbeat
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Updated recommendation is for atrial fibrillation patients not suited for warfarin

  • Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

  • No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

  • Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

  • Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

  • No Benefit to Lowering Blood Pressure in Acute Stroke: Study
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Medication doesn't improve outcomes and may even be harmful, researchers say

  • Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months
    (11-Feb-2011)
    Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device

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

  • Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

  • New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Compared to daily aspirin, apixaban cut the odds by 55%, study finds

  • Stars Strut on the Runway for Women's Heart Health
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Red Dress show in New York City raises awareness of #1 killer of American women

  • New Drug May Help Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Avoid Stroke
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Compared to daily aspirin, apixaban cut the odds by 55%, study finds

  • Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

  • Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

  • Stroke Hospitalizations Up in Teens, Young Adults
    (09-Feb-2011)
    But rates are dropping for older men and women

  • Too Little Sleep, Too Often, May Harm Your Heart
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Expert describes chronic deprivation as a 'ticking time bomb'

  • Could Poor Memory Signal Raised Stroke Risk?
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Study found participants who performed worst on recall test were more likely to suffer a stroke

  • Can Diet Soda Boost Your Stroke Risk?
    (09-Feb-2011)