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Poverty Harder on Women's Hearts, Research Shows January 20, 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 January 19, 2017

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Blood Levels of Meat-Linked Chemical Tied to Odds of Heart Trouble January 11, 2017

Produced when meat, eggs and dairy are digested, TMAO may trigger plaque buildup in vessels, researchers explain

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide January 10, 2017

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended January 04, 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 January 03, 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' December 29, 2016

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble December 23, 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? December 22, 2016

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds December 22, 2016

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk December 21, 2016

Unusual symptoms include upper back or jaw pain, shortness of breath and nausea, cardiologist says

HIV May Double Odds of Heart Attack December 21, 2016

Study suggests that tools used to predict risk need tweaking for those with AIDS-causing virus

Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study December 16, 2016

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research December 14, 2016

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patients December 12, 2016

In this group, use of the meds after a heart attack compromised quality of life, study finds

For Heart Attack Survivors, a Risk of Suicide? December 07, 2016

Study findings underscore importance of depression screening, researcher says

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study December 06, 2016

A dose within 5 minutes of heart stopping increased chances by 20 percent

Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study December 01, 2016

Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack December 01, 2016

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots December 01, 2016

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling November 30, 2016

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

Smoking Raises Heart Attack Risk 8-Fold in People Under 50 November 30, 2016

At all ages, the habit boosted odds for heart trouble, but younger people fared the worst, study found

Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina November 18, 2016

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

Pessimism May Take Unwelcome Toll on the Heart November 17, 2016

Study suggests that glum folks have higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease

'Yo-Yo Dieting' Hard on Older Women's Hearts: Study November 17, 2016

But at least one nutrition expert says it's too soon to draw conclusions

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk November 15, 2016

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack November 14, 2016

Some may need convincing of value of giving up the habit, one geriatrician said

DNA Isn't Destiny: Healthy Living Can Overcome Genes Linked to Heart Disease November 14, 2016

Study found exercise, healthy diet could lower odds for heart attack even in those at high genetic risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction November 14, 2016

Study found risk doubled among young users, but cause-and-effect not proven

Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure November 14, 2016

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests November 14, 2016

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

Fewer in U.S. Smoke, But Smoking's Death Toll Continues November 10, 2016

Only 15 percent of Americans engage in the habit, according to latest CDC numbers

Health Tip: What Could Trigger Heart Palpitations? November 08, 2016

Factors that may make your heart flutter

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves Into Heart Trouble November 04, 2016

Anxiety about health can boost the chances for heart disease, study suggests

Powerful Cancer Drugs Linked to Rare Heart Risks November 03, 2016

New report describes two melanoma patients who died of heart trouble after first doses of immunotherapy drugs

Pedal Your Way to Heart Health October 31, 2016

Studies find bike users have fewer heart attacks, lower blood pressure

Poorer Heart Attack Victims, Especially Women, Fare Worse: Study October 28, 2016

Doctors need to focus on more than clinical symptoms, researchers recommend

FDA Warns of Dangers From Testosterone Supplements October 26, 2016

Many American men take them, but heart and psychological issues can occur, agency says

Air Pollution May Even Harm Blood Vessels of Healthy Young October 25, 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 October 24, 2016

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy October 11, 2016

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

Anger, Heavy Exertion: Fast Track to a Heart Attack? October 10, 2016

But researchers suggest that artery-clogging plaque has to be present to increase risk

Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital October 06, 2016

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

Fitful Sleep May Take Toll on Older Women's Hearts October 06, 2016

Before and after menopause, less sleep linked to plaque buildup in blood vessels, study found

Cooling Therapy Might Not Help All Cardiac Arrest Patients October 04, 2016

Study found this standard treatment may do more harm than good for those whose heart stops suddenly in the hospital

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Less Safe for Men With Prior Heart Attack September 30, 2016

For this type of patient, cardiac risks linked to the treatment may outweigh any benefit, study suggests

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