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FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds March 25, 2015

Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

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

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks February 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says February 03, 2015

1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

Text Messages Remind People to Take Medications December 05, 2014

Fewer than one in 10 forgot their daily dose after cellphone prompt, study says

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk November 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study November 17, 2014

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Heart Medication Digoxin Linked to Higher Risk of Death for Some August 11, 2014

Increase seen in people with certain abnormal heart rhythms, study finds

Don't Judge a Pill by Its Color July 14, 2014

Study finds people may stop taking heart medications if the drug's appearance changes

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart Later July 03, 2014

Young adults who adopt healthier lifestyle can cut their heart disease risk, researchers say

Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death May 28, 2014

Going 3 days without Plavix triples odds of heart attack within a month, researchers say

FDA Approves New Type of Anti-Clotting Drug May 09, 2014

Zontivity, which belongs to a novel class of drugs, reduced heart, stroke, cardiovascular death in patients

Blood Pressure Drugs Help Keep Heart Trouble at Bay: FDA May 06, 2014

Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

Cheaper Copayments Boost Drug Follow-Up: Study May 05, 2014

Lower medication costs produced better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients

Statin Users Eating More Bad Food Than a Decade Ago, Study Shows April 25, 2014

Doctors need to re-emphasize importance of healthy diet to patients, researcher says

Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests April 23, 2014

But some believe the study is flawed

For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs April 23, 2014

And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say

Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find April 01, 2014

New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor

Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain March 31, 2014

More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat March 28, 2014

Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

Taking Care of Your Heart February 15, 2014

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy February 03, 2014

Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study January 29, 2014

Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia November 25, 2013

Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however

Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off November 20, 2013

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests November 18, 2013

Despite FDA warning, researchers found no evidence these drugs cause declines in thinking ability

No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say November 11, 2013

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease August 27, 2013

People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk August 20, 2013

Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes: Study July 22, 2013

Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better

As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks July 16, 2013

Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study May 21, 2013

Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

Experts Question Use of Ankle Blood Pressure to Gauge Heart Risks March 18, 2013

There isn't enough evidence to support or oppose use of 'ankle brachial index,' U.S.-appointed panel says

A Cheap, Old Heart Drug May Help Elderly Heart Failure Patients March 11, 2013

Digoxin cuts hospital readmission by more than a third, study finds

Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study March 11, 2013

Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge March 11, 2013

Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials

Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients March 05, 2013

Advanced MRI could become aid in guiding cardiovascular treatment, study authors say

Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients February 27, 2013

Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey February 19, 2013

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health February 07, 2013

Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health February 01, 2013

Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline January 28, 2013

Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival January 09, 2013

Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study December 18, 2012

Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however

Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms December 11, 2012

Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients November 28, 2012

Study found increased mortality for people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers November 13, 2012

'Energy harvester' would be powered by heart's beating, but more research needed

Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart? November 06, 2012

Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit November 05, 2012

But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say