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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

  • Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report. About one-third of patients who had the procedure — called intraarterial treatment — recovered from their stroke with only slight disability and were able to care [...]

  • Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says

    FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Distrust of police prevents many Hispanic Americans from calling 911 when someone is suffering cardiac arrest, a new study reveals. “Residents of low-income, minority neighborhoods have two strikes against them: The incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is much higher than average and rates of bystander CPR are below average,” [...]

  • Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Longer surgery times may increase a patient’s risk of dangerous blood clots, a new study suggests. Blood clots are associated with more than 500,000 hospitalizations and 100,000 deaths a year, according to background information in the study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1.4 million people who had surgery under [...]

  • More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Advanced life support given by paramedics to cardiac arrest victims may cost lives rather than save them, researchers report. The best treatment might just be good CPR given by paramedics or emergency medical technicians and getting the patient to the hospital as fast as possible, the [...]

  • 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 [...]

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