Heart Disease in the News

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

11/21/2014 - Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

11/20/2014 - Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

11/19/2014 - Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

11/19/2014 - Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

11/19/2014 - New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say

Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

11/19/2014 - California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

Chasing, Tackling Suspects Raises Cops' Odds of Sudden Death

11/19/2014 - Overall risk to any one officer remains very small, researchers stress

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

11/18/2014 - Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

11/18/2014 - Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

Study Finds No Added Benefit From Routine Heart Scans for Diabetics

11/18/2014 - Proper management of disease is best way to reduce heart attack risk, researchers say

Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

11/17/2014 - Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

Certain Heart Dysfunction More Likely in Hispanic Women With Many Kids: Study

11/17/2014 - But findings are preliminary and more study is needed, experts say

Long-Term Use of Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Is Safe: Study

11/17/2014 - Benefits of combination outweigh potential risks, experts say

Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

11/17/2014 - Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

11/17/2014 - Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

11/17/2014 - Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests

11/17/2014 - Those who had trouble controlling condition particularly vulnerable, researchers report

Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

11/17/2014 - Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

More Americans Controlling Their High Blood Pressure

11/17/2014 - Government researchers report the numbers are looking better, but national goal not yet reached

Are Women More Likely to Survive Cardiac Arrest?

11/17/2014 - French, Dutch studies draw differing conclusions


Did You Know?

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