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July 30, 2014  
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August 07, 2008
Smoking Causes Half Of All Bladder Cancer Cases
Not many people know that smoking causes bladder cancer.
- Medical News Today
August 07, 2008
New Data On Average National Cholesterol Levels Provides Benchmark To Measure Progress To Treatment Targets, UK
Total cholesterol (TC) levels in statin-treated UK patients are higher than that of the general population.
- Medical News Today
June 06, 2008
World’s Smallest Heart Pump Under Study At UPMC
Open Heart Surgery Not Required With The Abiomed Impella 2.5 Heart Pump.
- Medical News Today
April 22, 2008
Gene Variant Boosts Risk for Stress-Related Ischemia
Patients 3 times more likely to suffer dangerous spike in blood flow to heart, study finds
- US News
April 02, 2008
Study Finds Home Defibrillator Is No Help
The seizures, known as sudden cardiac arrest, strike about 125,000 Americans each year in their homes and 40,000 in public settings outside of hospitals...
- The New York Times
November 20, 2007
Thomson Healthcare Study Finds That Hospitals Delivering High-Quality Heart Care Are Efficient and Cost Effective, Too
The best clinical outcomes for cardiovascular care occur in hospitals that treat heart patients in less time and at a lower cost...
- CNN
November 07, 2007
Heart Docs Debate Birth Control Link to Heart Ills
New research citing an increased risk of heart disease among women who take - or who have ever taken - birth control pills is reigniting debate...
- ABC News
October 17, 2007
Afternoon Nap Can Combat Heart Attacks
An afternoon nap can help drive down your blood pressure and stave off heart attacks, British researchers have found...
- The UK Telegraph
October 05, 2007
Study Finds Heart Treatment for US Women Less Aggressive
Experts say heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death among women throughout the world. A new study reveals how important advocacy for women is...
- Voice of America News
September 25, 2007
Bad Sleeping ’Doubles Heart Risk’
Researchers say both too much and too little sleep is linked to a doubled risk of fatal cardiovascular disease...
- BBC News
September 18, 2007
New Study Favorable to Drug-Coated Stents
Patients who get the leading drug-coated heart stents to prop open coronary arteries rather than bare-metal stents do not run a higher risk of death...
- The New York Times
September 07, 2007
Women May Need Different Heart Treatment
Women with heart problems may need to be treated differently than men, doctors say...
- The Associated Press
September 07, 2007
Forty Percent of Heart Attacks Could be Prevented by Routine Family Screening, Study Finds
Four out of 10 early heart attacks could be prevented with screening, according to a study in the British Medical Journal today...
- The UK Guardian
September 04, 2007
Statins May Stave Off Alzheimer’s, New Study
US scientists have established for the first time that taking statins may help to stave off the telltale signs of Alzheimer's...
- Medical News Today
August 21, 2007
Even Small Pot Belly Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk
A new US study suggests that waist to hip ratio is more closely linked to early signs of heart disease than body mass index or waist circumference alone...
- Medical News Today
August 10, 2007
To Lower Triglycerides, a Moderate Workout is Best
New research on three groups with elevated cholesterol levels reveals that different types of exercise have very different effects...
- US News & World Report
July 30, 2007
Researchers To Develop Method For Treating Heart Failure And Depression Simultaneously
Depression is common in heart failure patients, and compelling evidence links it to increased morbidity and mortality and reduced quality of life...
- Science Daily
July 20, 2007
Six Heart Disease Genes Found
The odds of getting heart disease may lie, in part, in six genes identified today by European researchers...
- WebMD
July 19, 2007
CT Heart Scans May Carry Breast Cancer Risk For Young Women
Widely used CT heart scans, poised to become a leading diagnostic tool, may boost cancer risk for young women but not for older men...
- USA Today
July 17, 2007
Higher Statin Dose Cuts Heart Risk In Elderly
For elderly patients with coronary disease, treatment with high doses of cholesterol-lowering Lipitor (known generically as atorvastatin) reduces the risk of heart-related events...
- Medical News Today
July 12, 2007
Another Study Sees Heart Risks in Hormone Replacement Therapy
Study confirms that hormone replacement therapy should not be used in older women to help prevent heart disease...
- Forbes
July 06, 2007
Organic Fruit And Vegetables Really Are Better For Your Heart
Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for the heart and general health than eating conventionally grown crops, new research has found...
- The UK Times
July 03, 2007
Chronic Methamphetamine Abuse And Cardiovascular Disease Linked By Scripps Research Study
Study shows that long-term methamphetamine use affects blood vessels and the heart negatively...
- Medical News Today
June 15, 2007
New Research Suggests Ways to Slow or Prevent Alzheimer’s
Treating the common risk factors of heart disease - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes - can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease...
- US News & World Report
June 05, 2007
Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal
A patch designed to help damaged cardiac tissue recover from a heart attack has been successful in early animal testing and is moving toward potential human use...
- HealthDay
May 23, 2007
Patients Shouldn’t Abruptly Stop Use Of Heart Drug Shown to Increase Heart Attacks
A popular diabetes drug appears to increase the risk of having a heart attack, according to a recent report...
- The Boston Globe
May 22, 2007
Risk Of Heart Attack, Death Almost Doubled By Anxiety
Managing anxiety goes a long way towards a healthy mind and a healthy heart...
- Medical News Today
May 11, 2007
Novel Catheter Technique Successfully Patches Holes In The Heart
A new technique for patching holes in the heart may make it possible for many patients to avoid surgery altogether...
- Science Daily
May 04, 2007
Genetic Link to Heart Disease Found
For the first time, scientists have identified a snippet of DNA common to many people that dramatically increases the chances of developing heart disease...
- The Boston Globe
April 23, 2007
Reducing Sodium Decreases Long-Term Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Reducing sodium intake not only prevents high blood pressure, but also prevents heart disease, according to new clinical trial data...
- National Institutes of Health
April 17, 2007
Sleep Disorder Linked To Heart Failure Patient Deaths
Heart failure patients with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to die than those without this sleep disorder, study says...
- Medical News Today
April 10, 2007
Study Questions Value of Stents for Blocked Heart Artery
A new study suggests that the advent of expensive drug-coated stents did not improve the success rate of procedures used to open blocked heart arteries...
- Forbes
April 05, 2007
Ibuprofen May Put High Risk Cardiac Patients in Jeopardy
High cardiovascular risk patients taking ibuprofen and aspirin combined are nine times more likely suffer a heart attack...
- Newswise
March 27, 2007
Stent No Better Than Drugs, Heart Study Finds
Angioplasty may be no better at preventing heart attacks or deaths than a regimen of drugs and healthy lifestyles...
- NPR
March 22, 2007
Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer
Study: Statin use is inversely associated with risk of advanced prostate cancer...
- Newswise
March 05, 2007
New Beta Blocker Drug Reduces Heart Risks
Carvedilol, a newer member of the beta blocker family of heart drugs, saved more lives and also cut heart attack incidence in heart failure patients...
- The Washington Post
February 27, 2007
Statin Therapy Cuts Bad Cholesterol Unprecedented 70 Percent
Breaking News: Combination statin therapy lowers bad cholesterol by 70 percent, and has the added benefit of reducing life-threatening inflammation that can lead to heart disease and stroke...
- Newswise
February 20, 2007
Study: Napping Might Help Heart
New research shows that a little midday snooze seems to reduce the risk of fatal heart problems, especially among men...
- ABC News
January 31, 2007
Grape Juice Has Heart Health Benefits Like Red Wine
In a recent laboratory study, concord grape juice worked in a similar fashion to red wine to promote healthy arterial function...
- Medical News Today
January 23, 2007
Aspirin Saves Lives of Cancer Patients Suffering Heart Attacks
Cancer patients who experienced a heart attack were significantly more likely to survive if given aspirin therapy, despite bleeding fears...
- Science Daily
January 09, 2007
Sleep apnea linked to family history of death from heart disease
Three news briefs from the January edition of the journal CHEST, including a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and heart disease...
- Newswise
November 28, 2006
Statin Drugs May Help the Healthy
Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs May Benefit People Without Heart Disease
- WebMD
November 01, 2006
Moderate Exercise May Lower Cold Risk
Study shows a brisk walk a day may keep the common cold away as well as keep your heart healthy.
- WebMD
October 24, 2006
Under the Hood with the Heart
Now, more than two decades later, whenever I think of the human heart, I think of my old car. What's the connection...
- Commonvoice.com
October 06, 2006
Heart Screening in Young Athletes Cuts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
The annual incidence of sudden cardiovascular deaths among young athletes has declined significantly since the start of a pre-participation cardiovascular screening program...
- Journal of the American Medical Association
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