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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

  • Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are “resistant” to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But for about 28 percent of stroke patients [...]

  • Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that’s traditionally used, a new Swedish study has found. Patients who received fondaparinux to treat a [...]

  • Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Prolonged efforts to save young drowning victims doesn’t help those whose hearts have stopped and who have a dangerously low body temperature, according to a new study that challenges current guidelines. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children worldwide, the Dutch researchers noted. Drowning victims often have [...]

  • More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More community hospitals are giving a powerful clot-busting medication to stroke victims, improving their chances of survival and recovery, new research shows. These local hospitals are becoming more comfortable using the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue-plasminogen activator) due to a new treatment scheme known as “drip and [...]

  • Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient’s Age

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates. But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiveness seems to diminish somewhat with the advancing age of [...]

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