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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

'Fat But Fit' a Myth? August 14, 2017

Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal

Heart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or Sepsis August 11, 2017

And, the increased risk lasts for at least 5 years, study finds

Less Than Half of U.S. Stroke Patients Get Rx for Statins August 02, 2017

Country-wide comparison finds geography, age and gender affect who gets cholesterol-lowering meds

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet August 01, 2017

Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

More Evidence That Midlife Weight Gain Harms Your Health July 18, 2017

Risk of diabetes, heart disease rises when waistlines widen slowly, study finds

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal July 17, 2017

Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease

Opioids a Threat to Seniors With COPD July 06, 2017

Odds of heart-related death increased in these patients after new painkiller use, researchers say

Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility? June 22, 2017

Study finds genes that boost risk for cardiovascular trouble also up chances of having children

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease June 22, 2017

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Can a 70-Year-Old Have the Arteries of a 20-Year-Old? May 30, 2017

It's possible, but hard work in today's 'Western' culture, study finds

Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers May 24, 2017

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

Actemra Approved for Certain Blood Vessel Inflammation May 22, 2017

Drug will treat adults with a condition called vasculitis

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide May 17, 2017

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

'Healthy Obese' May Be a Myth May 17, 2017

Higher risk for heart problems detected in new study

Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health May 16, 2017

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

Many Under 40 May Not Need Regular Cholesterol Checks: Study May 15, 2017

But heart experts note that screening sooner can help some patients make lifestyle changes early in the game

Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study May 12, 2017

Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study May 12, 2017

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs May 05, 2017

At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery May 02, 2017

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends May 01, 2017

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone' April 18, 2017

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study April 13, 2017

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later April 11, 2017

Dementia expert says take up heart-healthy habits sooner rather than later

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol April 11, 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? April 11, 2017

Study finds link between silvery locks and hardening of the arteries

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart April 05, 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 April 04, 2017

Measuring these levels might help identify people at risk of heart disease, researcher says

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk April 03, 2017

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust April 03, 2017

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers March 29, 2017

With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor March 24, 2017

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth March 17, 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 March 17, 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 March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say March 13, 2017

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later? March 13, 2017

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People March 09, 2017

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015 March 09, 2017

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis March 08, 2017

Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure March 08, 2017

If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts March 01, 2017

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Youth With Type 2 Diabetes Often Face Complications February 28, 2017

This growing group has double the problems as peers with type 1 disease, study finds

Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems February 27, 2017

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

Unhealthy in Middle Age, Dementia in Old Age? February 22, 2017

Diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking may set you up for Alzheimer's, research suggests

Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings February 21, 2017

And that's especially true for women, study suggests

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

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