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Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study May 28, 2015

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease May 27, 2015

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study May 27, 2015

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat May 20, 2015

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites May 20, 2015

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial May 15, 2015

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat? May 15, 2015

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health May 14, 2015

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds May 12, 2015

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC May 06, 2015

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest May 04, 2015

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study May 01, 2015

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests April 29, 2015

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death April 29, 2015

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds April 27, 2015

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks April 27, 2015

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat April 27, 2015

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults April 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say April 20, 2015

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients April 16, 2015

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack April 14, 2015

Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise April 14, 2015

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare April 09, 2015

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study April 07, 2015

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function April 06, 2015

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study April 02, 2015

Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC March 26, 2015

Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults March 23, 2015

Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients March 17, 2015

American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds March 16, 2015

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm March 16, 2015

Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments March 16, 2015

Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat March 16, 2015

Catheter ablation appears to outperform Amiodarone in people with both conditions, study finds

Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat March 16, 2015

Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say March 16, 2015

Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk March 16, 2015

Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors March 16, 2015

Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study March 16, 2015

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain March 16, 2015

Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients March 16, 2015

CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes March 06, 2015

But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart March 06, 2015

Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds March 05, 2015

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack March 05, 2015

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk March 05, 2015

Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks March 05, 2015

Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

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