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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.

Baby and Coated Aspirin May Not Reduce Risk of Stroke

The majority of patients who take baby or coated aspirin to prevent strokes are not getting the blood-thinning results they may need to help avoid these health threats.

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant Associated with Heart Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists have identified a previously unknown genetic variant associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetic patients.

Acetaminophen May Protect Against Heart Damage

New research from Rutgers links acetaminophen, the medicine in pain relievers such as Tylenol, to improved heart muscle recovery following ischemic attacks – periods of reduced blood flow typical of coronary artery disease.
Pollution and Diabetes

Air Pollution Increases Diabetes Risk, Says New Study

According to researchers, people who are exposed to greater levels of air pollution where they live have a greater risk of developing diabetes, as...

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.

Walking Restores Vascular Health Damaged by Prolonged Sitting

Vascular function is impaired when a person sits for hours, but walking after a prolonged period of sitting can restore vascular health. Learn more...

Heart Screening Unnecessary in Type 2 Diabetes Patients with No Symptoms

Routine screening for coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes patients with no symptoms of angina or a history of coronary disease is unnecessary and may lead initially to more invasive and costly heart procedures.

Study of Diabetic Veterans Details Frequency of Health Care Needs

A study of 33,481 diabetic veterans suggests that many of these individuals carry an extremely heavy burden of other diseases.
Omega 3 Better Than Serum Cholesterol to Determine Death Risk

Omega-3 Levels Better Predictor of Death Risk than Serum Cholesterol

The results of a person's omega 3 levels is a better predictor of death risk than the serum cholesterol tests routinely given to patients by their doctors. Have you had your omega 3 level tested?

Study Reinforces Link Between Obesity, High-Fat Meals and Heart Disease

The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels.

Study: Statin Potency Linked to Muscle Side Effects

A study reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Diabetes Raises Heart Attack Death Risk by 50-percent

Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50-percent, according to a large study. Researchers at the...

Anti-Coagulation Drugs Found to Have Different Effects in Diabetics After Heart Attack

Researchers have found that drugs used to prevent blood coagulation appear to have different effects in heart patients with diabetes.
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...

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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