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Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care February 17, 2017

Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Genes Tied to Belly Size Also Linked to Heart Disease February 14, 2017

Large study found association, but did not prove cause and effect

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow February 13, 2017

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk February 08, 2017

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn February 07, 2017

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

Small Study Links E-Cigarettes to Potential Heart Trouble February 01, 2017

Found users were more likely to have early indicators of disease risk

ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling January 30, 2017

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

Snowstorms May Bring Blizzard of Heart Troubles January 30, 2017

Study finds higher rate of hospital admissions for heart attack, chest pain 2 days after storm

U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise January 26, 2017

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

Body Cooling Little Help to Kids When Heart Stops: Study January 25, 2017

No difference seen in survival, brain function outcomes when compared to normal temperature control

Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks January 24, 2017

Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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