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Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function April 06, 2015

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines March 31, 2015

Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

Kidney Patients Living Longer on Dialysis, Study Shows March 27, 2015

Better treatments, tighter management of disease may explain promising trend

New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients March 17, 2015

American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens March 06, 2015

Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enough

Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack March 05, 2015

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too March 03, 2015

Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study 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

Aspirin 'Resistance' May Make for Worse Strokes: Study February 23, 2015

Daily dose won't prevent dangerous clotting in some people, researchers say

Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease February 23, 2015

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

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

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says February 17, 2015

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want February 12, 2015

People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report February 11, 2015

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report February 10, 2015

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age February 10, 2015

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

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

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk January 27, 2015

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study January 26, 2015

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure January 14, 2015

Variant makes heart muscle less elastic, enlarges organ and impairs ability to pump blood

An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart January 13, 2015

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart January 12, 2015

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

More Evidence That Healthy Living Works Wonders for Women's Hearts January 05, 2015

Study found good diet, exercise slashed odds for heart disease by 90 percent

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Progress Still Needed on 'Race Gap' in Older Americans' Health December 10, 2014

Blacks have made some gains, especially in the West, but whites still fare better overall, study finds

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest December 01, 2014

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart November 20, 2014

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind November 19, 2014

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say November 19, 2014

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says November 19, 2014

Waiting for a suitable match based on antibodies lowered survival rate, researchers found

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death November 19, 2014

Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

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

Daily Aspirin Fails to Help Older Hearts in Japanese Study November 17, 2014

But study's findings unlikely to change U.S. guidelines, expert notes

Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog? November 17, 2014

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds November 17, 2014

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz November 17, 2014

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study November 10, 2014

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage October 21, 2014

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows October 13, 2014

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Genes May Make Some More Prone to Heart Disease When Under Stress October 01, 2014

Lifestyle changes could make big difference for people with a genetic risk, researchers say

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say September 29, 2014

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

Scientists Spot How Bacterial Pneumonia Damages the Heart September 19, 2014

A vaccine, and the right antibiotic, may guard against a direct attack on heart cells, researchers 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

Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study September 10, 2014

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Nine of 10 American Kids Eat Too Much Salt: CDC September 09, 2014

Almost half of daily intake comes from the 10 foods they eat most

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