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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

  • Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk in Those With Abnormal Heartbeat

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study. That risk was even higher among patients who took a blood thinner along with one of these nonsteroidal [...]

  • ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — There’s been a steep increase in the number of Americans seeking emergency care for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation is the most common kind of irregular heartbeat and can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related problems, experts say. In [...]

  • CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Talking bystanders through CPR methods for a cardiac emergency during a 911 call can significantly boost survival rates, a new study suggests. State researchers in Arizona examined the aggressive use of so-called pre-arrival telephone CPR guidelines — step-by-step dispatcher instructions on administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation before [...]

  • Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds. However, they still have an increased risk of death from noncardiac causes, such as cancer and lung problems. The study included [...]

  • Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital bed positioning can be critical in the first 24 hours after a person suffers an ischemic stroke, according to a new report. Researchers summarized the latest research on ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, which occurs when a clot blocks blood flow to the brain. The [...]

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