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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

  • Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in ‘Real World’ Setting

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests. In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arteries died during an [...]

  • FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Heart Rhythm Disorder

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Savaysa (edoxaban) is approved to treat people with atrial fibrillation that’s not caused by a heart [...]

  • 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 [...]

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