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Current news, research and studies about heart disease, including stroke, cardiac arrest, clogged arteries, embolisms, stents, bypass surgery, statins, and more.

EKG Heart Test - Diabetes and Heart Disease Treatment for Doctors

Treatment Change to Prevent Heart Disease for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Four clinical trials have led researchers to call for a shift in diabetes treatment that includes medications to lower the risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes patients.
UVA Health Calculator - Free Health Tool Calculates Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Online Tool Predicts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk Better

Online risk calculator, also being called an internet crystal ball, proves to be more accurate than method traditionally used by doctors in predicting heart...

Genetic Therapy May Reduce Heart Attack Risk from Diabetes

Diabetes damages small coronary blood vessels and thus increases the risk of heart attacks but, according to a new study, a new genetic...
New Blood Thinner Better than Aspirin for Blood Clots

Blood Thinner Rivaroxaban Beats Aspirin for Clots and Thromboembolism

A McMaster University study discovered that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is better at preventing future blood clots than aspirin, and just as safe.An international...
Ambulance EMT Unit - Single Low Blood Sugar Emergency Increases Risk of Death and Heart Disease

Single Hypoglycemic Emergency Raises Risk of Death within 3 years for Diabetics, Says Study

Alarming study showed that within three years of a dangerously low blood sugar episode requiring an emergency department visit, one-third of those in the...
Photo of Women Exercising - People Should be Counseled on Physical Activity by Clinicians

Easy Way to Cut Disease Risk: Assess Physical Activity

A new study looked at the benefits when clinicians counsel patients on their physical activity - and how routine assessments lower the risk of...
Image of Body Shapes. Diabetes Risk Tied to Body Shape

Body Shape Tied to Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease Risk

Study details the relationship between certain body shapes and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other health issues.A study from...
Photo of Simple Leg Exercises Prevent Diabetes Complications

Study: Simple Leg Exercises Can Help Diabetic Heart Health

A UBC study has found that a few simple leg exercises can reduce the risk of diabetes complications, improve blood vessel function and lower...
Photo: Expenses of Co-pays for Insurance Plans

Affect of Health Plan Deductibles on Diabetes, Chronic Illnesses

Newly released details from a study published in JAMA finds that even low deductible plans can mean high out-of-pocket costs for people living with...
Man Grabbing Chest - Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

Fenofibrate May Cut Heart Disease Risk in T2 Diabetics

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in patients with...
Photo of Pills - New Drug Prevents Clogged Arteries

New Drug May Prevent Artery Disease in Diabetics and High-Risk Patients

University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have found a pharmaceutical approach to prevent vascular disease in high-risk people, such as those living with...
Pizza with Ham: Americans Are Eating Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Americans Consuming Too Much Sodium, Not Enough Potassium

Most Americans are consuming too much sodium, and not enough potassium, with some differences based on sex and ethnicity.A majority of Americans consume too...
Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer.Understanding of...
Brazil facing rise in chronic conditions

Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions.The health systems of...
coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

Diabetes and CABG Surgery: Arteries Lead to Better Outcomes

More diabetic patients survive when only arteries are used for bypasses during coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, according to new findings.Diabetic patients who undergo...
Salmon - Good Source of Good Cholesterol

Too Much ‘Good’ Cholesterol Not So Good, Leads to Premature Death

Researchers were surprised to learn that too much 'good' cholesterol increases a person's risk of dying early, the same result as when their levels...

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