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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.

Anger, Negative Emotions May Trigger Stroke

Anger and other negative emotions may be triggers for ischemic stroke, according to a study published in the December 14 issue of Neurology.

Study: 4 in 10 Heart Attacks Go Unrecognised

Dutch researchers who assessed over 4,000 men and women over 55 to see how many heart attacks went undiagnosed at the time they occurred, found that the figure was more than four in 10.

Study: Omega 3 Fatty Acids Influence Mood, Impulsivity And Personality

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior, according to results of a study presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society in Denver.
Citrus Fruit Prevents Diabetes, Heart Disease, Liver Disease

Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related Diabetes, Heart and Liver Disease

Being obese increases the risk of developing heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, but researchers report that citrus fruit may help prevent the effect...

Study Finds DASH Diet And Reduced Sodium Lowers Blood Pressure For All

The DASH diet plus reduced dietary sodium lowers blood pressure for all persons, according to the first detailed subgroup analysis of the DASH study results.

Diabetes Tied to Altering of the Heart’s Circadian Clock

A new research study has found that diabetes, the cause of numerous heart disorders, likely disrupts the organ's circadian clock. When the heart is out of sync with the rest of the body's 24-cycle, necessary responses may not occur, and heart failure could be the result.

Study Finds Strong Link Between Obesity and Risk For Heart Failure

According to a new study, excess body weight is strongly and independently associated with an increased risk of heart failure.

Short-Term Exercise Significantly Increases Insulin Action, While Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Trend Downward

Carefully controlling the amount of food and drink that formerly sedentary, overweight people ingest during and after short-term exercise has a significant impact on insulin action

Diabetes and Heart Patients Often Treated with Diabetes Medications Considered Unsafe

More than a quarter of diabetic patients hospitalized with heart failure are treated with diabetes medications not considered safe by the FDA.

Using Stem Cells to Help Heart Attack Victims

New research at The University of Nottingham is paving the way for techniques that use stem cells to repair the damage caused by heart attacks.

Study Finds Statins Would Cut Heart Attacks and Strokes by One Third in People...

Doctors should routinely consider giving cholesterol-lowering statins to anyone with diabetes who has a substantial risk of a heart attack or a stroke, according to recent findings.

Blueberry Compound Shows Promise Of Lowering Cholesterol As Effectively As Drug

A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects.

Aggressive Control of Cardiac Risk Factors Might Not Benefit All Patients with Diabetes

Report suggests that aggressively pursuing low blood pressure and cholesterol levels may not benefit, and could even harm, some patients with diabetes.

Newly Found Form of Cholesterol is Super-Sticky and ‘Ultra-Bad’

Scientists have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be 'ultra-bad', leading to increased risk of heart disease.

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients

Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes.

Two New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Researchers continue to develop treatments for this condition, in which the heart cannot adequately pump blood around the body, causing fluid to seep into the lungs and hinder breathing. Two of these treatments - a drug injection and a new type of pacemaker -recently were approved by the FDA.

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