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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

  • Many Critically Ill Patients Lack ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most people who’ve survived a cardiac arrest in the hospital don’t have “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders, even if they have a poor prognosis, a new study reports. Fewer than one in four of all cardiac arrest patients had a DNR order prepared within 12 hours [...]

  • Too Much TV Time Tied to Higher Odds for Blood Clot in Lung: Study

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who sit around watching TV for hours on end may raise their risk for a sudden and deadly blockage of a lung artery, new research reveals. Called a pulmonary embolism, the condition is described by study author Toru Shirakawa as “a serious, sometimes fatal, lung-related vascular disease characterized [...]

  • Most Don’t Need ‘Bridging’ When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug — and they may even be better off. The study, reported in the Aug. 27 [...]

  • Implanted Defibrillators Restore Healthy Heart Function to Many: Study

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many heart patients are advised to receive an implanted cardiac defibrillator to keep their heart functioning properly. Now, a new study of 1,200 people shows that, in many cases, these devices do their job very well. Within a few years of receiving a defibrillator, heart function in one in [...]

  • 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.

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