Heart Disease in the News

Heart Groups Issue Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines

03/31/2015 - Aim is more flexibility for those with heart disease, doctors say

U.S. Deaths Due to High Blood Pressure Keep Rising: CDC

03/26/2015 - Most marked increases seen in those aged 45 to 64 and those over 85

FDA Warns of Cardiac Effect When Heart Drug Mixed With Hepatitis C Meds

03/25/2015 - Adding Harvoni or Sovaldi to amiodarone could cause dangerous slowing of heart rate, agency says

Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Heart Disease as Adults

03/23/2015 - Children of smokers nearly twice as likely to have plaque buildup in carotid arteries years later, study says

New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

03/17/2015 - American College of Physicians advises against EKGs, stress testing, among others

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

03/16/2015 - They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm

03/16/2015 - Researchers also report that procedure appears to increase the risk for stroke

Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments

03/16/2015 - Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

03/16/2015 - Review of data from dozens of prior studies finds no benefit

Procedure May Beat Drug in Patients With Heart Failure, Irregular Heartbeat

03/16/2015 - Catheter ablation appears to outperform Amiodarone in people with both conditions, study finds

Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

03/16/2015 - Keeping the weight off over time was key to curbing atrial fibrillation, study found

Experimental Drug Shows Promise in Lowering Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

03/16/2015 - Adding the 'investigational biologic' evolocumab to statin therapy works better, study says

CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain

03/16/2015 - Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

03/16/2015 - Company-funded trial finds lower rates of heart attack, death with Brilinta versus placebo

Study Gauges Value of CT Scans for Heart Patients

03/16/2015 - CT may slightly outperform 'functional' tests because it helps rule out unnecessary procedures, researchers say

Better Treatments Helping People With Enlarged Hearts Live Longer: Study

03/16/2015 - People with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are benefiting from defibrillators, other advances

New Study Casts Doubt on Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes

03/06/2015 - But other experts warn it's too soon to say the treatment is safe

A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

03/06/2015 - Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Point to Raised Heart Disease Risk

03/05/2015 - Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too

Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

03/05/2015 - People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

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