Heart Disease in the News

Study Compares Tissue-Based or Mechanical Replacement Heart Valves

10/02/2014 - Devices had similar results for patient stroke or death, but tissue version was linked to less bleeding

Social Support May Be Key to Heart Attack Recovery

09/30/2014 - Study found younger patients fared worse if they did not have family, friends to help afterwards

Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

09/30/2014 - Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

09/18/2014 - Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

09/17/2014 - Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

09/15/2014 - British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks

08/26/2014 - Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women

08/20/2014 - Study found it lowered risk even if they were obese

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

08/20/2014 - People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

08/19/2014 - People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

08/18/2014 - Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Common Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

08/12/2014 - People with atrial fibrillation have higher odds for stroke after an operation, study finds

For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says

08/12/2014 - Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

'Ice Man' Mummy May Have Been at Risk of Heart Disease

08/01/2014 - 5,000-year-old remains found in Alps glacier contain DNA indicating increased cardiovascular risk

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

07/31/2014 - But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

07/31/2014 - Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

07/29/2014 - Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

High-Salt Diets Could Double Risk of Heart Woes for Diabetics

07/22/2014 - Risk even greater for people whose diabetes isn't well-controlled, study finds

No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

07/21/2014 - And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

Niacin Doesn't Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

07/16/2014 - Talk with your doctor about whether or not you should keep taking it, expert advises


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