July 16, 2014: Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds
Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises

June 25, 2014: Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests
Irregular heartbeat that causes some attacks is often tough to detect, doctors say

June 23, 2014: Heart Failure Therapy May Benefit Women More Than Men
But study finds they're less likely than males to receive pacemaker that synchronizes heartbeats

June 16, 2014: Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery
But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

June 04, 2014: Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup Still Face Risks: Study
They still have an increased likelihood of heart attack, death, researchers found

May 20, 2014: Reports of Chest Pain Down For Whites, But Not Blacks
Study suggests blacks may need more intervention for blood pressure, diabetes and smoking

May 19, 2014: More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds
Most patients had several health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, lung disease

May 14, 2014: Could Certain Antidepressants Slow Alzheimer's?
Early study suggests Celexa, and other drugs in its class, might help, but many questions remain

May 05, 2014: Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts
Researchers found improvements in seniors' 'heart rate variability' that might reduce heart attack risk

April 30, 2014: High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors
Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

April 10, 2014: A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

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

March 27, 2014: Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently: Study
Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say

February 24, 2014: Vegetarian Diet May Help Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests
Japanese review of 39 studies shows a meatless menu might boost cardiovascular health, but the findings are preliminary

February 24, 2014: Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

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

February 13, 2014: Injected Gel Might Someday Help Treat Heart Failure
Early study of pigs found protective effect after heart attack

February 11, 2014: Survey Finds Most Americans Misinformed About Heart Disease
Many are not taking steps to change their lifestyle and protect their heart

February 11, 2014: Early Treatment for Depression May Be Good for the Heart
Study found those getting medication/therapy were half as likely to develop cardiovascular trouble

January 23, 2014: Minority Patients Less Likely to Stick With Heart Attack Meds: Study
Black, Hispanic women were least compliant one year out

January 22, 2014: Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk
Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying

January 14, 2014: Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet
Packaging problem could allow air, moisture to affect drug's effectiveness, company says

January 10, 2014: A-Fib Doesn't Mean You're Banished to the Sidelines
For most people with an irregular heartbeat, it's OK to stay active, doctors say

January 10, 2014: Living a Full Life, Irregular Heartbeat and All
Maryland man still exercises an hour a day

December 18, 2013: 'Stress Gene' Might Raise Odds for Heart Attack, Death, Study Shows
Duke study finds genetic variation impacts those with heart disease

December 02, 2013: 'Healthy Obesity' Is a Myth, Report Says
Researchers weigh results of 8 studies, find excess pounds raise death risk over time

November 21, 2013: FDA Warns of Heart Risks From Stress-Test Drugs
Doctors should screen patients before using Lexiscan or Adenoscan, agency says

November 19, 2013: Take Aspirin at Bedtime to Better Protect Your Heart, Study Suggests
Small trial found the drug reduced blood clotting more when taken at night than in the morning

November 18, 2013: Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines
They say too many people would get the cholesterol-lowering drugs; heart groups defend the recommendations

November 18, 2013: Fitness Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk in Heart Disease Patients
Early study also found survival odds rose with exercise capacity

November 18, 2013: Weight Loss Can Combat Irregular Heart Beat, Study Says
Atrial fibrillation is a potentially fatal condition affecting more and more people

November 13, 2013: New Guidelines May Widen Use of Statins
Recommendations focus on patient risk factors rather than cholesterol numbers, experts say

November 08, 2013: Nutritionists: FDA Trans Fat Ban Good for America's Heart Health
They urge greater use of healthier oils, like canola oil or other vegetable oils, in food-making process

November 07, 2013: FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
The artificial additives are linked to heart trouble, doctors say

November 07, 2013: Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study
But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

November 05, 2013: Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Therapy
But it doesn't prove heart harms from the popular supplements

October 29, 2013: Gardening, Housework May Help Boost Your Heart Health
Study of Swedish seniors found a reduced death risk of up to 30 percent

October 07, 2013: Docs Urged to Treat Unhealthy Habits Before Damage Is Done
Target problems like smoking, poor eating and being overweight, heart association says

September 13, 2013: Simple Score May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke Risks
It could help steer heart-disease treatment, researchers say

September 09, 2013: Researchers: Protein Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
Discovery might lead to drugs to combat disorder that causes 325,000 U.S. deaths every year

September 03, 2013: Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial
U.K. heart study halted early after multiple artery clearings showed strong results

August 28, 2013: Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?
Even seniors without known cardiovascular disease may benefit, study suggests, but expert opinions vary

August 15, 2013: Scientists ID Genes Behind Chronic Mountain Sickness
Condition can lead to heart attack, stroke and lung problems

August 06, 2013: Walking to Work Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
Car commuters have higher blood pressure, more obesity, U.K. study also found

August 05, 2013: Casino Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls
Colorado county law likely reduced illness from secondhand smoke, study suggests

July 22, 2013: Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems
Study of 7,400 people found fewer heart attacks, other conditions among optimists

July 09, 2013: Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary
Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

July 02, 2013: Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

June 21, 2013: Depression, Antidepressants Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk in Older Women
Larger waist size, more inflammation seen in study of women after menopause

June 20, 2013: James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times
Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles