Heart Disease in the News

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

04/20/2015 - New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

04/16/2015 - Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

04/14/2015 - Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

04/14/2015 - New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

04/09/2015 - Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study

04/07/2015 - Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain

New Guidelines Would Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins

04/06/2015 - Analysis finds 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 would get a cholesterol drug, based on NIH advisory

Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

04/06/2015 - Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

More People Dying of Heart Disease, Stroke Worldwide: Study

04/02/2015 - Growing, and aging, population behind the trend, and death rate is actually dropping

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


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When the heart muscle's blood supply is cut off, heart muscle cells fail to get enough oxygen and begin to die. What is this called?