April 01, 2014: Too Much Running Tied to Shorter Lifespan, Studies Find
New research rules out heart risk, certain medications as a contributing factor

March 31, 2014: Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain
More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

March 28, 2014: Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

February 15, 2014: Taking Care of Your Heart
Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

February 03, 2014: FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments

January 29, 2014: Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: Study
Researchers say risk doubles after treatment starts for men under 65 with heart problems and all men over 65

November 25, 2013: FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia
Not all experts are happy with granting wider access to the troubled medication, however

November 20, 2013: Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off
Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

November 18, 2013: Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests
Despite FDA warning, researchers found no evidence these drugs cause declines in thinking ability

November 11, 2013: No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say
But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

August 27, 2013: Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart Disease
People with type 2 diabetes plus a certain variant of DNA had 36 percent higher risk, study found

August 20, 2013: Blood Protein Disparity May Help Explain Blacks' Increased Heart Risk
Higher albumin levels in urine tests point to kidney and heart trouble in blacks more than whites, study finds

July 22, 2013: Moon's Cycle Tied to Heart Surgery Outcomes: Study
Patients who got a vessel repair during waning full moon fared better

July 16, 2013: As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Risks
Study strengthens link between excess pounds and cardiovascular troubles

May 21, 2013: Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study
Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

March 18, 2013: Experts Question Use of Ankle Blood Pressure to Gauge Heart Risks
There isn't enough evidence to support or oppose use of 'ankle brachial index,' U.S.-appointed panel says

March 11, 2013: A Cheap, Old Heart Drug May Help Elderly Heart Failure Patients
Digoxin cuts hospital readmission by more than a third, study finds

March 11, 2013: Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study
Taking the B vitamin offered no benefit in lowering cardiac deaths or heart attacks, researchers say

March 11, 2013: New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge
Cangrelor, Inspra and inclacumab seem to improve outcomes in company-funded trials

March 05, 2013: Scans That Gauge Heart Scarring May Spot High-Risk Patients
Advanced MRI could become aid in guiding cardiovascular treatment, study authors say

February 27, 2013: Niacin-Statin Combo May Cause Side Effects for Heart Patients
Study found that about one-quarter of participants dropped the vitamin due to adverse effects

February 19, 2013: Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey
While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

February 07, 2013: Stars Strut in Red to Bring Awareness to Women's Heart Health
Annual celebrity-studded fashion show reminds women heart disease is their No. 1 killer

February 01, 2013: Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health
Annual event urges Americans to don red to spread awareness of the No. 1 killer

January 28, 2013: More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
Link between cardiovascular trouble and impaired thinking was especially strong in women

January 09, 2013: Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
Beta blockers may slow the spread of the disease, researchers report

December 18, 2012: Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however

December 11, 2012: Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms
Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

November 28, 2012: Heart Drug Digoxin Tied to Higher Death Risk for Some Patients
Study found increased mortality for people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat

November 13, 2012: Device Offers Hope for Battery-Free Pacemakers
'Energy harvester' would be powered by heart's beating, but more research needed

November 06, 2012: Could an Aging Face Reflect an Unhealthy Heart?
Eyelid fat deposits, thinning hair seemed to predict cardiovascular woes, study found

November 05, 2012: Controversial Alternative Heart Treatment Shows Hint of Benefit
But this is the first rigorous study of chelation therapy and more research is needed, experts say

August 10, 2012: Statins' Heart Benefits Outweigh Diabetes Risk: Study
Even those at risk from diabetes benefit from lower cholesterol, experts say

July 20, 2012: Many Medicaid Patients Skip Drugs That Could Prevent Heart Trouble
Simple measures can keep patients on track, researchers say

July 18, 2012: Certain Heart Meds May Give Chemo a Boost
Digitalis, digoxin appear to trigger immune response that helps kill tumor cells, study shows

July 05, 2012: Post-Op Delirium's Toll on Mental Function May Linger: Study
Older heart patients who experienced confusion took a long time to recover thinking skills

July 03, 2012: Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds: Study
Almost 23 percent of errors were deemed serious, researchers report

June 14, 2012: First Stem Cell Vein Implant Helps Young Girl
Improved quality of life for 10-year-old with rare condition, researchers report

May 10, 2012: Clot-Buster Doesn't Raise Bleeding Risk in Warfarin Patients: Study
Emergency drug is underused in stroke patients on blood thinners, researchers say

May 10, 2012: Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results Against Heart Failure
Injecting patient's 'enhanced' bone marrow into damaged heart improved symptoms

May 08, 2012: Irregular Heartbeat Poses Greater Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
Study found that the higher odds remained even when women took blood thinner

March 26, 2012: Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients
Study found that it saved more cardiac muscle than clot extraction technique

March 22, 2012: FDA Mulls Expanding Patients' Access to Certain Drugs
Agency is in 2 days of hearings on whether some prescription meds shift to 'conditional' OTC status

March 02, 2012: Prescription Meds Can Put on Unwanted Pounds
They include drugs for diabetes, mood disorders and other chronic conditions

February 09, 2012: Strutting the Catwalk in Red, Stars Promote 'The Heart Truth'
Annual Red Dress fashion show highlights the leading threat to women's health, heart disease

February 07, 2012: Avoid Window Seats to Cut Risk for In-Flight Blood Clots: Study
Experts say DVTs can strike any immobilized passenger, not just those in economy class

January 10, 2012: Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks
However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

January 10, 2012: New Blood Thinner Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
But benefits of Pradaxa still outweigh risks for those with atrial fibrillation, experts say

December 15, 2011: Poor Lifestyles Harming U.S. Heart Health: Report
Comprehensive update shows Americans gaining weight, eating more junk food, exercising less

November 28, 2011: Heart Attack Severity May Depend on Time of Day
In study, early morning hours were the worst time