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Warfarin Can Be Safe, Effective for People With Irregular HeartbeatApril 20, 2016

Study supports well-managed use of the cheap, standby drug, but one expert prefers newer blood thinners

Your Income, Hometown May Be Key to Your LifespanApril 11, 2016

Certain areas in U.S. trend toward shorter lives, and poverty lowers life expectancy across the board, study finds

Slow Heart Rate Doesn't Mean Early Death Risk: StudyJanuary 19, 2016

But, there's some concern for those taking medications that slow the heart rate

Immune Cells Repair Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier in MiceJanuary 12, 2016

Researchers note that a commonly used blood thinner might undermine this process

1 in 8 American Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDCDecember 01, 2015

Many don't meet targets, and expert says even those targets aren't good enough to prevent heart attacks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: StudyNovember 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 ControlNovember 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 AttackNovember 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 PatientsOctober 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 AttackSeptember 21, 2015

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

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

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

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol DrugsJuly 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 ThinnersJuly 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: ReportJuly 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: StudyJune 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 PatientsMay 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 StatinsApril 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 MedsMarch 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 SayFebruary 27, 2015

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

Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart AttacksFebruary 17, 2015

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey SaysFebruary 03, 2015

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

Text Messages Remind People to Take MedicationsDecember 05, 2014

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

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack RiskNovember 17, 2014

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

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

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

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

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

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

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

Don't Judge a Pill by Its ColorJuly 14, 2014

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

Change Bad Habits Early, Save Your Heart LaterJuly 03, 2014

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

Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking DeathMay 28, 2014

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

FDA Approves New Type of Anti-Clotting DrugMay 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: FDAMay 06, 2014

Experts suggest ways to keep high blood pressure under control

Cheaper Copayments Boost Drug Follow-Up: StudyMay 05, 2014

Lower medication costs produced better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients

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

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

Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study SuggestsApril 23, 2014

But some believe the study is flawed

For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without DrugsApril 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 FindApril 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 PainMarch 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 HeartbeatMarch 28, 2014

Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

Taking Care of Your HeartFebruary 15, 2014

Cardiologist offers advice to lower your risk of heart disease

FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone TherapyFebruary 03, 2014

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

Testosterone Therapy Might Increase Heart Attack Risk: StudyJanuary 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 AvandiaNovember 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 OffNovember 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 SuggestsNovember 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 SayNovember 11, 2013

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

Gene May Raise Diabetics' Chances of Heart DiseaseAugust 27, 2013

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

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