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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.

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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.

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...
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...
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...

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.

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...
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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...

New CPR Devices Approved by FDA May Increase Heart Attack Survival

The FDA approved the ResQCPR System, devices for first responders that may improve a cardiac arrest patient's chance of surviving.The U.S. Food and Drug...
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,...

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...

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...
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...
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...

Taking Statins Before Aneurysm Repair Improves Outcomes

According to research published in Vascular, patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins before endovascular aortic aneurysm surgery are more likely to survive.Rupture of an abdominal aortic...

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