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Air Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart August 14, 2017

Small Chinese study found lower stress hormone levels in those who used indoor air cleaners

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study August 10, 2017

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Angioplasty Outcomes Almost Equal Among Hospitals August 07, 2017

'Safety-net' facilities do as well as other hospitals with the artery procedure, researchers find

Rich, Well-Educated Get Bigger Bang for Buck From Mediterranean Diet August 01, 2017

Researchers suspect food quality may account for the difference

Take to the Road on 2 Wheels July 31, 2017

Biking is a great low-impact cardio workout

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks: Study July 10, 2017

Black men are twice as likely to die, so prevention is crucial, researcher says

Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients June 26, 2017

They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease June 22, 2017

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke June 21, 2017

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike June 15, 2017

Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol June 15, 2017

Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say

Stroke Risk Can Rise With Pregnancy-Linked High Blood Pressure May 25, 2017

Infections, clotting disorders, history of high blood pressure puts women with preeclampsia in jeopardy, study says

Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care May 25, 2017

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights May 19, 2017

Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health May 16, 2017

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study May 15, 2017

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients May 12, 2017

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

Astronauts' Blood Vessels Less Efficient on Long Missions: Study May 12, 2017

Finding could lead to preventive treatments for space travel and even here on Earth

Can Experimental Nasal Spray Treat Common Heart Problem? May 12, 2017

Drug trial shows promise for treatment of rapid heart rate condition called PSVT

Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes May 12, 2017

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study May 12, 2017

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

Stretching Eases Pain of Vessel Disease in Legs May 05, 2017

At-home regimen might help get you walking again, researcher says

Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study May 03, 2017

Stenting is easy; changing patient behaviors is hard, cardiologist says

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery May 02, 2017

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends May 01, 2017

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

Exercise and Vitamin D: A Heart-Healthy Combo May 01, 2017

Together, the two offer more protection against disease than either does alone, study suggests

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese April 24, 2017

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack April 12, 2017

Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests? April 07, 2017

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor March 24, 2017

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes March 16, 2017

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

Heart-Healthy Tips for Your Grocery List February 09, 2017

Start by loading up with veggies, preferably in a variety of colors, cardiologist says

Calcium Buildup in Young Arteries May Signal Heart Attack Risk February 08, 2017

Even small amount in 30s, 40s appears to boost the odds, study finds

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack February 03, 2017

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

ER Doctor Offers Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling January 30, 2017

Be alert for signs of heart attack or hypothermia, and consider using a snowblower instead of a shovel

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain? January 24, 2017

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks January 03, 2017

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say

Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble December 23, 2016

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

Head Off 'Holiday Heart Syndrome' December 23, 2016

Eating and drinking too much can increase your risk for cardiac complications, experts advise

Chemo More Damaging to Hearts of Diabetics: Study December 16, 2016

Those with blood sugar disease showed more early warning signs of heart failure

Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason, Study Suggests November 14, 2016

Inherited distaste for bitterness could make people reach for the shaker, putting heart at risk

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures October 24, 2016

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise September 15, 2016

Inactivity boosts their risk for falls, broken bones, serious disease and early death, CDC warns

Tighter Blood Pressure Control Could Save 100,000 U.S. Lives: Study September 15, 2016

High-risk adults would benefit from intensive program to lower systolic reading

Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study September 01, 2016

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

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