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Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device June 29, 2015

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

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

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs? June 18, 2015

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats June 16, 2015

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

Seeing Their Clogged Arteries Can Spur Healthy Changes in Patients June 15, 2015

Group shown images more likely to stop smoking, eat healthier foods and take meds, study found

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug June 11, 2015

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Test Endurance Athletes for Heart Woes While They Exercise: Study June 03, 2015

European researchers report detection of arrhythmias should also focus on right ventricle

Activity Improves Survival for Those With Implanted Defibrillators May 15, 2015

People who are most active soon after getting heart device tend to live longer, researchers find

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery? May 14, 2015

Preliminary trial found the drug effective against potentially fatal atrial fibrillation

Blood Thinner Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese: Study May 08, 2015

But exact reason why isn't known, experts say

Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure April 29, 2015

Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests April 29, 2015

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

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

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

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

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure November 17, 2014

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

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