July 23, 2014: Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke, Study Says
Patients, relatives can get reliable results, researchers find

July 22, 2014: Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots
Catheter-directed thrombolysis may carry higher risk of bleeding than conventional treatment, researchers say

July 22, 2014: High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics
Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

July 21, 2014: Life Skills, Parenting Classes May Cut Inflammation in Poor Kids
That, in turn, may help reduce health ills, such as diabetes and heart disease, researcher says

July 21, 2014: Irregular Heart Rhythm Ups Stroke Risk Soon After Heart Surgery
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds

July 21, 2014: Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
But too many children and teens remain obese, experts say

July 17, 2014: Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women
Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

July 16, 2014: Is Obesity an Advantage After Heart Procedures?
Experts urge caution in interpreting study results

July 16, 2014: Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Create 'Biological Pacemaker' in Pig Hearts
Technique might one day lead to the replacement of electronic pacemakers in humans, researchers say

July 15, 2014: Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows
But, rate of brain attacks among those younger than 65 unchanged

July 15, 2014: Surgery Soon After Stroke Can Be Risky: Study
Best to wait at least nine months after stroke to have elective procedure, researchers advise

July 10, 2014: Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds
Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

July 09, 2014: Older Adults Can Safely Donate a Kidney, Study Finds
No greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or death among donors, researchers say

July 08, 2014: More Painkillers May Raise Heart Risks for Older Women: Review
Class of drugs that includes naproxen linked to increased chance of heart attack, stroke, but finding not conclusive

July 08, 2014: Severe Obesity Cuts Up to 14 Years Off Life: Study
As weight climbs, so do related deaths from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers say

July 03, 2014: Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later
Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

July 02, 2014: Could Dark Chocolate Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation?
Perhaps, but experts say there are better ways to obtain beneficial polyphenols

July 02, 2014: Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

June 25, 2014: Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests
Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

June 23, 2014: People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins
Study also finds former smokers, overweight better at taking cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed

June 18, 2014: Antidepressants in Pregnancy Won't Harm Baby's Heart, Study Suggests
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers

June 18, 2014: Rare Gene Mutations May Help Shield the Heart
Finding could pave way for new preventive drugs, researchers say

June 18, 2014: Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study
And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

June 18, 2014: New Blood Test May Help Detect Heart Transplant Rejection
It might one day spare patients from invasive biopsies, study says

June 18, 2014: Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?
But experts aren't sure that vitamin D is responsible for lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer

June 17, 2014: Poorly Understood Disorder Disables Many Younger Women
Postural tachycardia syndrome has no consistent treatment, expert says

June 16, 2014: High Blood Pressure May Sometimes Be Overtreated: Study
Bringing systolic readings below 120-139 might not provide added benefit, researchers say

June 12, 2014: Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk, Study Suggests
But unprocessed red meat was not implicated in this research

June 11, 2014: Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Heart Risks, Study Finds
For obese patients, weight loss is recommended, too, expert says

June 11, 2014: Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too
Poor heart health linked to mental impairment: study

June 11, 2014: Diets Rich in Protein May Help Protect Against Stroke
Study found lean animal proteins like fish showed most benefit

June 10, 2014: Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions

June 10, 2014: Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Risk of Heart Problems: Study
But most of these effects reverse after women finish treatment, experts say

June 05, 2014: Are You Eating Enough 'Powerhouse' Vegetables?
Chard, beet greens are among the most nutrient-packed, report finds

June 04, 2014: Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study
Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

June 03, 2014: 1 in 10 Heart Attack Patients May Have Undiagnosed Diabetes
Recognizing and treating the disease early may prevent cardiovascular complications, study author says

June 02, 2014: Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women
Reasons aren't clear, but study found male survivors were healthier to start with

May 30, 2014: Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says
But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

May 30, 2014: Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
Researchers also discovered lifetime heart risks were greater even with medications to treat the condition

May 29, 2014: More Americans Working to Control Blood Pressure, Cholesterol: CDC
But rates for these and other heart-healthy habits still fall far short of goals, agency says

May 29, 2014: Remote Monitoring Device Approved for Heart Patients
Measures pulmonary artery pressure and heart rate

May 28, 2014: Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death
Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

May 23, 2014: Air Travel Safe After Chest Surgery, Surgeon Says
Whether flying or driving home, study finds similar complication rates

May 23, 2014: Fit Kids Have Better Body-Fat Distribution, Study Finds
Active children show fewer signs of future heart disease

May 23, 2014: Diabetes May Be Bigger Threat to the Female Heart: Study
Women with diabetes face 40 to 50 percent greater risk of heart disease than men with diabetes, researchers say

May 21, 2014: Losing Weight at Any Age May Help the Heart
Dropping excess pounds -- even in middle-age or later -- linked to better heart health, study finds

May 20, 2014: Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find
Eating high-fiber carbs, drinking less milk, avoiding diabetes and heart risk factors may help cut risk

May 19, 2014: More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

May 19, 2014: Mouse Study Hints at How Mediterranean Diet Protects the Heart
Researchers find unsaturated fats, vegetables combine to lower blood pressure