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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

  • 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 [...]

  • Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research from Denmark finds that more cardiac arrest survivors are returning to work, because more bystanders are performing CPR. “We already know CPR helps save lives — and now our findings suggest there is even more benefit in performing it,” study author Dr. Kristian Kragholm, a clinical assistant [...]

  • 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 [...]


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