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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

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? March 25, 2015

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk March 24, 2015

Use of blood thinners appears safer for narrowed brain arteries, experts say

New Blood Pump System Approved March 24, 2015

Maintains circulation during riskier cardiac surgery

For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese March 20, 2015

High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows

Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults March 17, 2015

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

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

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

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

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

Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure March 16, 2015

Chinese study found significantly lower rates in those who got an extra supply of the nutrient

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

People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

Good Heart Health May Help Stave Off Dementia, Study Says March 10, 2015

Poorer cardiac function linked to doubled odds for mental decline

Outcomes Vary With Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Replacement March 10, 2015

Transcatheter procedure was designed for patients too frail for open heart surgery

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

Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise March 05, 2015

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes March 05, 2015

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks March 04, 2015

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

Common Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes March 04, 2015

But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes

Early Studies See No Heart Risk From Testosterone Therapy March 04, 2015

But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning

1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center March 04, 2015

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk March 03, 2015

Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds

Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too March 03, 2015

Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says

Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks? March 03, 2015

Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests? March 02, 2015

New research raises concerns about the risk of anemia and blood transfusions

Heart Valve Repair Surgery May Ease Mental Health Symptoms, Too March 02, 2015

Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety

Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say February 27, 2015

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries February 26, 2015

About 1 in 5 patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs doesn't benefit, researchers find

Long Sleep Time, Higher Stroke Risk? February 25, 2015

More than 8 hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved

Health Tip: How Smoking Affects Your Heart February 25, 2015

Cancer isn't the only thing to worry about

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack: Study February 24, 2015

If you're taking anti-clotting drugs, you should avoid meds like ibuprofen and Celebrex, doctors say

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study February 24, 2015

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease February 23, 2015

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

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