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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

  • Heart Association’s Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes are caused by a blood clot that blocks [...]

  • Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation early and using smartphone alerts to increase rates of bystander CPR can save people with cardiac arrest, two new studies find. When CPR was started before an ambulance arrived, twice as many cardiac-arrest patients lived to leave the hospital than when CPR was [...]

  • Blood Thinners OK for Cancers That Spread to Brain, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Blood-thinning drugs are safe for treating blood clots in patients with cancer that has spread to the brain from other areas of the body, according to new research. Cancer normally increases a person’s risk of blood clots, the study authors explained in a news release from the American Society [...]

  • The Facts About Newer Birth Control Pills and Blood Clot Risk

    Newer forms of the birth control pill—brands such as Yaz, Yasmin and Desogen—are more likely to cause blood clots than older versions, a new study finds.

  • Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death or stroke after carotid artery stenting varies widely among U.S. hospitals, with the odds four times higher at some medical centers than others, new research suggests. The carotid arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain. After opening a blocked carotid artery, physicians often [...]

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