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After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure May 24, 2016

1 in 4 survivors develops this serious condition within 4 years, study finds

High-Salt Diets May Raise Heart Risks for Kidney Patients May 24, 2016

Study found higher odds for heart attack, stroke in people who consumed more sodium daily

More Evidence That Smog a Heart Threat May 24, 2016

Study found 3 months of exposure linked to higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risks for Angioplasty Patients May 17, 2016

Research suggests that breathing disorder could exacerbate heart disease

Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent' May 16, 2016

Without typical symptoms, many miss out on crucial medical care, experts say

Watch Walking to Gauge Health After Heart Surgery May 11, 2016

Patients' pre-op gait is big clue to longer-term survival, study finds

Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health: Study April 25, 2016

Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan

Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke April 20, 2016

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

Metformin Safer for Heart Than Other Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs: Study April 18, 2016

Large analysis found up to 40 percent lower risk of heart disease death versus sulfonylureas

Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help April 18, 2016

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

Obesity in Teens Seems to Raise Risk for Illness, Death in Middle Age April 13, 2016

Health experts worry trend will only get worse, since teens followed in long-term study were thinner than kids today

Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer April 11, 2016

Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker April 07, 2016

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

Delaying 2nd Shock After Cardiac Arrest Won't Boost Survival: Study April 07, 2016

New findings challenge current guidelines

Women Twice as Likely to Die From Severe Heart Attack, Study Finds April 06, 2016

Gender gap persists worldwide in emergency cardiac care

Death of Loved One May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble April 06, 2016

When partner passes, odds for atrial fibrillation appear to rise, study suggests

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise Against Heart Failure April 04, 2016

A second study found bypass surgery might also extend the lives of people with the disease

Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients March 28, 2016

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

Brain Scans Give Clues to Stress-Heart Attack Link March 24, 2016

Fear appears to increase inflammation in the arteries, researchers say

Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans: Study March 24, 2016

Doctors, patients need to work together to prevent cardiac disease, experts say

Daytime Sleepiness, Long Naps Linked to Heart Risks: Study March 24, 2016

People who nap more than 1 hour a day also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say

Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes for Heart Patients March 23, 2016

Heart attack, early death more common in depressed patients, study suggests

Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease March 23, 2016

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart Attack March 23, 2016

Waiting too long for first medical apppointment after hospital discharge can have consequences, study finds

Study Finds No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants March 23, 2016

Prozac actually appeared to protect against heart attack, researchers say

Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted March 21, 2016

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

Stress Management Training May Help Cardiac Rehab Patients March 21, 2016

When added to recovery regimen, fewer patients had heart attacks, strokes or died, study finds

U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South March 21, 2016

Cardiac health has improved in North and West, but declined in Southern states, CDC study finds

Genetic High-Cholesterol Condition More Common Than Thought March 14, 2016

Researchers say finding shows early treatment is important to avert heart attack

Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea March 14, 2016

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

Brain Bleed Risk From Warfarin May Be Higher Than Thought March 09, 2016

Study of veterans with irregular heartbeat found one-third suffered such incidents while on the drug

Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health March 04, 2016

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds March 03, 2016

Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

Too Much Sitting Can Harm Older, Female Heart Attack Survivors March 02, 2016

Those who got up off the couch and exercised more lowered their odds for second attack, study found

One Alcoholic Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk March 02, 2016

But within 24 hours, that same beverage can be generally protective, study suggests

Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives March 01, 2016

Studies found that also raising taxes on sugary drinks may prevent even more deaths

A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart March 01, 2016

Regular drinkers had fewer heart attacks, less calcium buildup in their arteries, study finds

Parents, Take Heed: Your Kids Copy Your Heart Health Habits March 01, 2016

Study found that when a caregiver was obese or had a heart risk factor, children often followed suit

Physically Fit May Bounce Back Better After Heart Attack February 29, 2016

Survivors who had exercised regularly beforehand were less prone to depression afterwards, study finds

Poor Leg Circulation Hits Women With Kidney Disease Earlier Than Men February 23, 2016

Researchers suspect their smaller veins might clog faster

Health Tip: Protect Your Heart February 17, 2016

Here's what you can do

Cholesterol in Eggs May Not Hurt Heart Health: Study February 16, 2016

Research also finds other dietary cholesterol doesn't appear to up heart disease risk

Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study February 10, 2016

Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

Fitness Could Raise Survival After First Heart Attack February 01, 2016

Patients in the best shape were 40 percent less likely to die, study found

Women's Heart Attacks Are Different Than Men's, Experts Stress January 25, 2016

American Heart Association points out critical differences in new scientific statement

Did Antarctic Explorer Shackleton Have a 'Hole in His Heart'? January 21, 2016

Researchers say birth defect could explain some of the British adventurer's health troubles, early death

Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to Women January 20, 2016

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients January 13, 2016

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: Study January 08, 2016

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDC January 07, 2016

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say