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Younger Women Benefit from Fruits, Vegetables

Marriage Linked to Lower Heart Risk

New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean More Statins

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Researchers Abandon Trials of New Diabetes Drug

Apr 18, 2014
Clinical trials involving aleglitazar for patients with acute coronary syndrome are ended early due to safety concerns.
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Weight Loss Surgery Helps Manage Diabetes

Apr 17, 2014
Weight loss surgery helps obese patients with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels, according to research.
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Head-to-Head Comparison of Heart Valves

Apr 17, 2014
New research clarifies which type of valve replacement device is most effective in treating patients with severe aortic stenosis.
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New Class of Drugs Helps Lower Cholesterol

Apr 16, 2014
New drug, evolocumab, may help dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels, according to multiple research trials.
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Stumbling Block in Attempt to Reduce Risk of Complications from Surgery

Apr 15, 2014
Aspirin and blood-pressure lowering medication fail to improve outcomes in surgical patients at risk for heart disease.
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Diabetes Drug Ruled Out as Heart Attack Treatment

Apr 14, 2014
A common diabetes drug, metformin, failed to improve outcomes for non-diabetic patients after a heart attack.

Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities

Apr 08, 2014
Diabetes is a high priority for the Office of Minority Health because racial and ethnic minorities have a higher burden of the disease.

Heart Attack Survival Rates Poorest in the South

Apr 04, 2014
Southerners more likely to die from heart attack than any other U.S. region, according to a recent study.

Indoor Smoking Ban Saves Lives

Apr 04, 2014
Michigan’s new smoke-free air laws helped reduce hospitalizations from heart disease, finds study.
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CoreValve a Promising Alternative for the Treatment of Aortic Stenosis

Apr 04, 2014
Device proves effective for patients considered high-risk for surgical valve replacement.
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Celiac Disease Linked to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Apr 01, 2014
Study suggests inflammation associated with celiac disease may increase risk for heart disease and stroke.
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No Benefit Seen in Renal Denervation for Patients with Resistant Hypertension

Mar 31, 2014

Despite results, researchers say study proves to be a huge step in learning about such medical devices.

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Study Tests New Medication for Chronic Coronary Heart Disease

Mar 31, 2014

A new drug to reduce inflammation shows no added benefit in patients with stable heart disease.

Fruits and Vegetables Help Lower Heart Attack Risk Later in Life

Mar 29, 2014
Women who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables during their 20s have healthier arteries later in life, finds study.

Marriage Linked to Lower Heart Risk

Mar 29, 2014
People who are married have fewer heart problems than those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to recent study.

Diet Drinks Could Spell Heart Trouble for Older Women

Mar 29, 2014
Largest study of its kind links frequent diet drink consumption to increased risk for heart disease in older women.

Statins May Help Improve Men's Love Lives

Mar 29, 2014

Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may offer added benefit for men with erectile dysfunction.

Study Sparks Debate Over Saturated Fats

Mar 27, 2014
Researchers involved in new study question the association between fat consumption and heart health.

New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Mean More People Need Statins

Mar 26, 2014
Study finds 13 million more Americans should be on cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to 2013 cholesterol guidelines.

Secondhand Smoke Causes Permanent Damage to Children's Arteries

Mar 13, 2014
Exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood ages arteries later in life, study finds.

Panel: Depression Should be a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

Mar 12, 2014
After thorough review, experts recommend adding depression to the list of risk factors for heart disease.

Losing Temper Increases Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Mar 11, 2014
Outbursts of anger may trigger heart attack or stroke within two hours, according to review of studies.

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Blood Pressure

Mar 07, 2014

Vegetarians have lower blood pressure than meat eaters, according to a review of past research studies.

Losing a Loved One Can Increase Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Mar 07, 2014

While losing a spouse doubles 30-day risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study, the risk is still very low.

New Guidelines for the Treatment of Heart Valve Disease

Mar 03, 2014
Based on latest findings, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association recently updated guidelines for the management of heart valve disease.