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Heart Disease

Heart disease remains a leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.

Heart Disease Journey

Journey to a Healthier Heart: Your First Step Begins Now

Whether you’re at risk for heart disease due to diabetes, a family history, excess weight, smoking, or high cholesterol, there are a lot of options and solutions available that can help you protect your heart.

Heart Disease News

  • This Is How Much Vitamin D You Need Each Day for a Healthy Heart

    Researchers say they’ve identified the minimum level of vitamin D needed for good heart health.

  • Bystander CPR Helps Some Kids Survive Cardiac Arrest

    TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More American children who suffer cardiac arrest at home or in public places are getting CPR from bystanders, a new study finds. Kids who receive bystander CPR have better survival rates, the researchers said. But, the study didn’t find an impact on infant survival rates. “This lack of impact on infants [...]

  • Heart Valve Patients Who Manage Their Own Blood Thinners May Do Better

    TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Patients with mechanical heart valves may benefit from managing their own blood thinners, a new study suggests. “There are several reasons that patients who self-manage treatment have better outcomes than those who follow standard management,” said study leader Dr. Thomas Decker Christensen, from Aarhus University Hospital, in Denmark. “Self-management patients [...]

  • 45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

    SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Just one 45-minute class can help middle school students master lifesaving CPR skills, researchers report. The students in the study were taught both manual CPR (chest compressions) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), a device available for emergency use in many public spaces. “If schools across the [...]

  • Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Public defibrillators can help anyone save the life of someone suffering cardiac arrest, but the devices are often kept behind locked doors, a new study finds. At issue is the accessibility of devices called automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. They are portable, layperson-friendly versions of [...]

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