Heart Disease in the News

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

04/16/2014 - But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health

04/10/2014 - Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations

04/09/2014 - But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease

Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

04/07/2014 - Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men

Study Adds to Signs Linking HIV to Heart Trouble

03/31/2014 - Coronary artery disease seen in men who were taking meds for advanced HIV infection

Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts, Study Suggests

03/31/2014 - Researchers found injecting them into damaged tissue improved organ's ability to pump blood

Aspirin May Not Protect Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries: Study

03/31/2014 - Just as many heart attacks, more serious bleeding seen if patients took aspirin around time of operation

Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

03/31/2014 - Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

Diabetes Treatment Falls Short as Heart Failure Drug in Study

03/31/2014 - Metformin does not have protective effect on left ventricle, researchers say

Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

03/31/2014 - More study is needed, but the screening method measures levels of a chemical signal tied to heart damage

Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Rise in Heart Attacks

03/31/2014 - Michigan hospitals had more related admissions the next Monday, researchers found

Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart, Study Reports

03/31/2014 - Finding could help scientists protect astronauts, and also might benefit some patients on Earth

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

03/31/2014 - Whether it also prevents heart attacks and strokes isn't known yet, experts say

Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble in Women?

03/31/2014 - Those who consumed the most had highest risk, but the study results are preliminary

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

03/28/2014 - People who are obese and at risk for heart disease should consider surgery, researchers say

Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

03/28/2014 - Researchers compared cardiovascular disease rates in more than 3 million Americans

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

03/27/2014 - Study found hospitalizations for heart disease, stroke dipped after Michigan passed workplace smoking ban

Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

03/27/2014 - Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters

Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Diabetes, Study Says

03/27/2014 - It's especially beneficial to those at risk of heart disease, researcher contends

Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years

03/25/2014 - Fallout from stressful events can linger a long time, study suggests


Did You Know?

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Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back could be a symptom of a heart attack.