Heart Disease in the News

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

07/02/2015 - Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

07/01/2015 - Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

06/30/2015 - Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

06/29/2015 - But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

06/23/2015 - Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

06/22/2015 - Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa

06/22/2015 - Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found

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

06/18/2015 - Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

06/16/2015 - Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

06/11/2015 - Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

06/10/2015 - But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

06/10/2015 - Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

06/08/2015 - People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

06/02/2015 - People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

05/28/2015 - Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

05/27/2015 - For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

05/27/2015 - But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

05/20/2015 - Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

05/20/2015 - But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

05/18/2015 - Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say


Did You Know?

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