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Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study November 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' Health November 26, 2015

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

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says November 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 Loss November 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 Holiday November 25, 2015

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

Why Women Should Lower Their Holiday Stress Level November 22, 2015

Too much pressure can lead to heart damage, cardiologist says

Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients November 19, 2015

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

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

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

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds November 13, 2015

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

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study November 09, 2015

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

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

This could explain gender gap in survival, researchers say

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds November 09, 2015

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

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

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

Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With a Defibrillator November 09, 2015

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

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke Risk November 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 Attack November 09, 2015

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

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds November 09, 2015

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

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack November 09, 2015

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

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

Research finds that 84 percent of survivors retain their mental function

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

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

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

Research underscores link between physical activity and mental health

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study November 03, 2015

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

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

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

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care October 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 Heal October 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's October 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 Attack October 13, 2015

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

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study Finds October 08, 2015

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

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack October 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

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

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

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health September 23, 2015

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders September 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Could a Texting App Help Your Heart? September 22, 2015

Patients who got reminders on healthy living saw improvements in cholesterol, blood pressure, weight

Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients September 22, 2015

Researchers say dietary nitrate could help these patients climb stairs and get out of a chair

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack September 21, 2015

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

Heart Attack Shouldn't End Your Sex Life September 21, 2015

Research shows it equals same level of physical exertion as a brisk walk

Air Pollution Exposure May Boost Risk of Early Death September 15, 2015

Fine toxic particles are absorbed deep into lungs and blood, researchers say

Wealthy Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Heart Attack: Study September 15, 2015

Research showed racial survival differences were greatest among the richest

Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's Hearts September 15, 2015

Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says September 14, 2015

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood Pressure September 11, 2015

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

Younger Women With Diabetes More Vulnerable to Heart Attack: Study September 02, 2015

Smoking another risk factor for this age group, researchers say

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are September 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years Later September 01, 2015

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure? August 31, 2015

Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for Some August 31, 2015

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks

Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Trial August 31, 2015

Though it can be placed in heart without surgery, unlike tradtional devices, some safety concerns remain

Knee, Hip Replacement Surgeries Linked to Heart Risks August 31, 2015

Odds are highest in the month following the procedure, study finds

FDA Approves Second Drug in New Class of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications August 28, 2015

Trials showed Repatha slashed 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in those who couldn't tolerate statins

After Heart Attack, Quitting Smoking Boosts Mental Health, Quality of Life August 25, 2015

People who kick habit also report less chest pain, study finds