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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

  • Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation. A new study finds that even though a large percentage fail to take the potentially life-saving medications as prescribed, the intervention of [...]

  • New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working. The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke or a mini-stroke (transient ischemic [...]

  • New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working. The rate of emergency department visits for either a stroke or a mini-stroke (transient ischemic [...]

  • Stents Meant to Prevent Stroke May Actually Boost Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using stents rather than medication alone to keep narrowed arteries open in the brain may actually increase patients’ risk of stroke, according to the results of a new trial. The study involved more than 100 patients at risk of stroke because of what’s called [...]

  • Manual Clot Removal After Heart Attack May Not Help, Could Harm

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study calls into question the value of removing blood clots from a patient’s heart arteries during angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked arteries. Although manually removing clots has become common medical practice, this study of more than 10,000 heart attack patients found no benefit [...]

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