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Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best? August 17, 2017

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

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis August 15, 2017

Study found heightened odds for dangerous clots that travel throughout body

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

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

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

More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training July 25, 2017

Kiosks that provide 5-minute sessions are now in 7 air travel hubs, heart association says

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

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

Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study July 18, 2017

Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal July 17, 2017

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

Timing Is Everything With Heart Attacks July 14, 2017

These crises tend to be more frequent on certain days, seasons, study finds

CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk July 12, 2017

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study July 12, 2017

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

CPAP Mask Not a Prescription for Heart Troubles July 11, 2017

Device helped with sleep apnea, but didn't cut deaths from cardiovascular causes, study finds

Viagra Might Make for a Safer, More Effective Stent July 11, 2017

In animal study, coating the artery-opening devices with the drug kept vessels clear longer

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study July 10, 2017

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

Is Shingles Tied to Heart, Stroke Risk? July 05, 2017

More research is needed, but doctors should warn patients, researchers say

Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon June 28, 2017

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients June 27, 2017

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey June 26, 2017

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

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

Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors June 22, 2017

Study found they face health risks from continued exposure

Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries June 22, 2017

Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers say

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

Vaccine Curbs High Cholesterol in Mice June 20, 2017

Cardiologists call the results 'exciting,' but stress that only research in humans can confirm the findings

Cocaine, Other Drugs Detected in Carrie Fisher's System After Her Death June 20, 2017

Actress died in December after cardiac arrest; experts say drug abuse can weaken the heart

Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key June 19, 2017

Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue June 13, 2017

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

Patient's Education Level May Be Key to Heart Risk June 12, 2017

As the number of diplomas rose, odds of cardiovascular issues declined, study found

Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit May 30, 2017

Only those who stopped using the drug reaped cardiac benefits, researchers say

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

Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat? May 24, 2017

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

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

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

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds May 16, 2017

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

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

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

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography May 16, 2017

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study May 15, 2017

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous May 09, 2017

Those with long QT syndrome had spikes in blood pressure, heart muscle recharged more slowly, study found

Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study May 03, 2017

Stenting is easy; changing patient behaviors is hard, cardiologist 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

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery April 25, 2017

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

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

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks April 13, 2017

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths? April 12, 2017

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack April 12, 2017

Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart

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

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

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

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds? April 06, 2017

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

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