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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 Why Everyone Should Learn CPR

    Many lives could be saved if more people performed CPR immediately after seeing someone go into cardiac arrest, a new study contends.

  • Study Sees No Link Between Testosterone Therapy and Blood Clots

    MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Testosterone therapy doesn’t appear to increase the risk of blood clots in veins, a new study contends. The most common forms of this problem — called venous thromboembolism (VTE) — are deep vein thrombosis (a clot in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (a clot in the lungs). VTE is [...]

  • How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

    TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer a blood clot in the lungs with no obvious cause can ward off a new clot with extended use of blood-thinning medications, a new study shows. However, the length of time those blood thinners should be given is unclear, since their benefits wear off soon after [...]

  • Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ odds of receiving a drug that can halt strokes in progress may vary widely depending on their ZIP codes, a new study finds. Experts said the findings, reported in the July issue of the journal Stroke, help verify what everyone has suspected: There are disparities [...]

  • 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 [...]

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