Heart Disease in the News

Big Swings in Blood Pressure Could Spell Trouble

07/27/2015 - Wide fluctuations between doctor visits tied to raised odds of heart disease, early death, study says

FDA OKs First of New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

07/24/2015 - Praluent for people with prior history of heart attack or stroke who've already tried a statin

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

07/21/2015 - Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

07/16/2015 - CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

07/15/2015 - Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

07/15/2015 - Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report

07/14/2015 - New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

07/10/2015 - Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers

07/10/2015 - NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

07/09/2015 - The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

07/08/2015 - But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

07/07/2015 - Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

07/07/2015 - New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

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


Did You Know?

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