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Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: StudyFebruary 10, 2016

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart AttackFebruary 01, 2016

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts StressJanuary 25, 2016

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'?January 21, 2016

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to WomenJanuary 20, 2016

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged PatientsJanuary 13, 2016

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDCJanuary 07, 2016

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass PatientsDecember 28, 2015

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

Early Treatment Improves Heart Attack Outcomes, Study FindsDecember 28, 2015

Doctors should pay close attention to signs of loss of blood flow

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: StudyDecember 24, 2015

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So SuddenDecember 21, 2015

Study found symptoms showed up a month before attack in roughly half of all cases

U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart RiskDecember 21, 2015

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

A Newborn's Heart Attack Shows Heart Can Regrow, RecoverDecember 11, 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: CDCDecember 10, 2015

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart AttackDecember 08, 2015

Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart HealthDecember 04, 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: CDCDecember 03, 2015

Only half who should are using medications to help prevent heart disease

New Drug May Help Fight Heart FailureDecember 02, 2015

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries AgoDecember 02, 2015

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: StudyNovember 30, 2015

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' HealthNovember 26, 2015

Exercise doesn't mitigate effects of sedentary lifestyle, study finds

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study SaysNovember 25, 2015

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight LossNovember 25, 2015

Risk of sudden cardiac death was still higher, decades after women had lost the pounds, study found

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a HolidayNovember 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress LevelNovember 22, 2015

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure PatientsNovember 19, 2015

But larger study needed to assess the effectiveness and safety of the implants

Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart WoesNovember 17, 2015

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review FindsNovember 13, 2015

When compared to using the groin artery, there were fewer bleeding events, death rates

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: StudyNovember 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review FindsNovember 09, 2015

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

Women May Get Poorer Care Than Men Post-Heart AttackNovember 09, 2015

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a DefibrillatorNovember 09, 2015

New study should calm fears of patients and their partners, experts say

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study FindsNovember 09, 2015

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke RiskNovember 09, 2015

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

Smoggy Days Linked to Most Severe Type of Heart AttackNovember 09, 2015

Heart patients should take precautions when pollution is high, study suggests

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart AttackNovember 09, 2015

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study FindsNovember 09, 2015

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR BasicsNovember 09, 2015

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

Many Who Survive Cardiac Arrest Don't Suffer Brain DamageNovember 09, 2015

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack DepressionNovember 06, 2015

Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: StudyNovember 03, 2015

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

New Advisory Says Some Athletes With Heart Conditions OK to PlayNovember 02, 2015

Statement from cardiology groups applies only to those participating in organized sports

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart CareOctober 26, 2015

Younger women less likely than men to be warned of risk, get same treatments or survive after heart attack

Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients HealOctober 16, 2015

Study found optimists more likely to take meds, exercise and eat healthy

Sleep Apnea May Raise Women's Heart Risk, But Not Men'sOctober 14, 2015

Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts say

Younger Women Less Likely to Take Meds After Heart AttackOctober 13, 2015

This, despite fact they have worse outcomes than men of a similar age, study authors say

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study FindsOctober 08, 2015

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart AttackOctober 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal WomenSeptember 30, 2015

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says