Heart Disease in the News

Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

10/17/2014 - Identifying problems may prevent sudden cardiac arrest, new guidelines suggest

Race Doesn't Affect Obesity's Toll on Health

10/14/2014 - Obese blacks were no more or less likely to die early than were obese whites, research shows

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

10/13/2014 - May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

10/13/2014 - Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

10/08/2014 - Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

Health Tip: Troubled by High Triglycerides?

10/07/2014 - Risk factors include extra weight

Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study

10/06/2014 - Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

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


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