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Health Tip: Exercise Boosts Heart Health May 22, 2015

It can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol

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

Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up? May 20, 2015

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults May 20, 2015

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors May 19, 2015

Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say

Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals May 18, 2015

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

Using 'Heartphone' to Detect Cardiac Irregularity May 15, 2015

Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities May 15, 2015

Study of Olympic prospects finds 'large prevalence' of defects

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

Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk May 13, 2015

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

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

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

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study May 12, 2015

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

Staying Fit May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol, Study Finds May 11, 2015

Regular physical activity seems to put off age-related increases in men by up to 15 years

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke May 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease May 08, 2015

Weight gain, early death noted in study of older adults

Americans' Blood Triglyceride Levels Dropping: CDC May 07, 2015

About one-quarter have high levels of this heart-disease related blood fat, but experts say many people still at risk

Many Women Unaware of Female-Specific Stroke Symptoms May 07, 2015

Pregnancy, migraines and hormone therapy put women at increased risk, researchers say

Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers May 06, 2015

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

Health Tip: Living With Diabetes and Heart Disease May 06, 2015

Suggestions for dealing with this double whammy

Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some Heart Patients May 05, 2015

Review found it was tied to early death risk in those with irregular heartbeat, heart failure

Diabetes Study Suggests a Little Extra Weight Tied to Longer Survival May 04, 2015

But doctors stress that there isn't enough research yet back up that conclusion

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

Device May Pose Dangers for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat: Study May 04, 2015

Off-label use of Lariat resulted in handful of cases where lifesaving surgery was needed or patient died

E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care May 04, 2015

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study May 01, 2015

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

How to Lower Your Stroke Risk May 01, 2015

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters April 30, 2015

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health April 29, 2015

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

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

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

Study Challenges Salt Guidelines for Kids April 27, 2015

But one expert questions the controversial findings

Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart April 27, 2015

It increases the risk of heart disease

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

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder April 20, 2015

Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure April 16, 2015

When heart can't pump enough blood

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners April 14, 2015

In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use Pradaxa as instructed

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study April 14, 2015

Researchers say medications can cause bleeding, and may be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart April 13, 2015

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease April 08, 2015

Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk

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

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

Are Heart Surgery Patients Losing Too Much Blood to Tests? April 07, 2015

Experts recommend limiting frequency of tests, using conservation measures

Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds April 06, 2015

Only 5 percent of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling

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

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

Packaged Grocery Foods Often High in Salt, Study Finds April 02, 2015

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled healthy

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

FDA Expands Approval for 'Valve in Valve' Aortic Replacement March 31, 2015

Now includes people at risk for open-heart surgery complications

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