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Angioplasty May Not Boost Survival for Some Heart Disease Patients November 11, 2015

Most people should try medication plus lifestyle changes first, experts say

Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta November 10, 2015

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better November 10, 2015

Study found self-monitoring was linked to a lower risk of death after 5 years

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study November 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control November 09, 2015

Up to two-thirds of those who could benefit from statins aren't getting them, researchers say

Many Americans May Experience 'Silent' Heart Attack November 09, 2015

Study shows evidence of cardiac scarring often appearing on scans, even if no attack was reported

Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients October 05, 2015

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

Study: Lowering Beta-Blocker Dose May Boost Survival After Heart Attack September 21, 2015

Dosage should be tailored to the needs of individual patients, researchers say

Women and Blacks Fare Worse After Heart Attacks: Study August 03, 2015

Disparities in care may be one reason for the differences, researchers say

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs July 24, 2015

Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood Thinners July 21, 2015

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report July 14, 2015

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners? July 07, 2015

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study June 24, 2015

And two-thirds who are aware don't get treatment for condition that raises risk of heart disease

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

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins April 06, 2015

Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

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