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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.

Walking Pace and Risk of Heart Disease

Walking Pace and Risk of Heart Disease Linked in Study

Does your walking pace mean you're at a higher risk of heart disease? Study suggests that people who walk at a certain speed could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population.
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.
Clogged Arteries and Diabetes

Surprise Joslin Discovery Could Protect Diabetics from Heart Disease

Joslin researchers have found a protective mechanism that lowers chronic inflammation leading toward cardiovascular disease and clogged arteries in people with diabetes.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Chest Pain

FDA announced the approval of Ranexa (ranolazine), a new drug for the treatment of chronic angina.
Chronic Disease in Men from Plastic

Chronic Disease in Men Linked to Chemicals in These Plastics

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to researchers.
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...
Viagra for prediabetes

Viagra for Diabetes? Study Says It Improves Insulin Sensitivity and More.

A new study has found that sildenafil (brand name: Viagra) improves insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes and also lowers a marker of heart,...
Liraglutide - Brand name Victoza

Diabetes Drug Lowers Cardiovascular and Kidney Complication Risk

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a common diabetes drug, a much-needed outcome for people with type...
China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

China Faces Epidemic of Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity are hitting the Chinese population, according to a new study. Is Western...

For Type 2 Diabetics, Wine Improves Sugar Control, Cholesterol and Heart Health

Drinking a glass of red wine every day as part of a healthy diet can help patients with type 2 diabetes improve cardiac health...

Cocoa Could Be a Healthy Treat for Diabetic Patients

For people with diabetes, sipping a mug of steaming, flavorful cocoa may seem a guilty pleasure. But new research suggests that indulging a craving for cocoa can actually help blood vessels to function better and might soon be considered part of a healthy diet for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
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...
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...
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...

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...

Insulin Pump Cuts Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Half

People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy face almost 50% less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take...

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