Heart disease

A heart-felt need for dairy food

A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods ...

Report urges individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease and stroke

PORTLAND, Ore. – A recent guideline for using statins to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has wavered too far from the simple cholesterol ...

One care lapse can be fatal for heart attack patients

University of Leeds research has revealed that heart attack patients have a 46% increased chance of death within a month of discharge if they miss any one of nine types of care. ... Full story

A New Way to Look at Diabetes and Heart Risk

Blood test finds otherwise undetectable heart damage unrelated to high cholesterol ... Full story

Researchers identify new target for treating heart failure

As a heart fails, losing the ability to squeeze blood through the circulatory system, the body releases a neurohormone. But according to a new study by a team of Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) researchers, that neurohormone interferes with the heart’s best chance to improve its ability to contract. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. ... Full story

Inflammation may be key to diabetes/heart disease link

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 560 ... Full story

Using antibiotics to help heart problems

A research team from the University of Bristol is looking at whether an antibiotic has the potential to prevent or treat irregular heartbeats brought on by other medicines, thanks to a grant from national charity Heart Research UK. ... Full story

September is National Cholesterol Education Month: 5 Steps to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Free Mount Sinai Health System Cholesterol Fairs in September to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. ... Full story

Race and Ethnicity Important When Evaluating Risk of Fat Around the Heart

PITTSBURGH – A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. ... Full story

Study reveals heart health improving for diabetics

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that the rate of heart attacks in Western Australians with diabetes has declined substantially during the past decade despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes. ... Full story

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