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A Little Weight Training Can Do a Lot to Cut Cardiovascular Risk, Study Finds

If you’re lifting weights to improve your health, a new study from Iowa State University finds that a little goes a long way, at least when it comes to cutting the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Showing people their own arteries might improve heart health

People who see vivid pictures of their own arteries getting clogged up with debris may be more likely to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle than individuals who don’t see these images, a recent experiment suggests.

Sleep: The new frontier in cardiovascular prevention

Getting less than 6 hours of sleep nightly on a regular basis or waking up multiple times was independently associated with increased risk...

Which patients may benefit from coronary artery calcification scoring?

Current guidelines1 recommend using the Framingham Risk Score or a similar tool to estimate coronary risk in asymptomatic patients, but these tools have only modest accuracy.

Is Whole-Fat Dairy Good for the Heart?

Dietary guidelines suggest substituting fat-free or low-fat dairy for full-fat products, but a new study questions those recommendations.

Preventable Heart Problems Killed 415,000 People in 2016. Here’s How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart problems that were “largely preventable” killed around 415,000 Americans in 2016, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, highlighting the importance of proactive interventions.

Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Heart attacks and strokes can be catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and healthcare spending in the US.

Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Exposure to arsenic, lead, cadmium, and copper is associated with elevated risk of clinical cardiovascular disease outcomes, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Aug. 29 in The BMJ.

New MI definition aims to better distinguish infarction from injury

The worldwide cardiology community’s newly revised universal definition of an MI refines the way that cardiologists distinguish between myocardial infarction and myocardial injury, said Joseph S. Alpert, MD, one of the two chairs of the definition-writing panel.

New Lab Test Spots Heart Attack, Risk of Future Heart Woes

A new method of diagnosing heart attack patients in the emergency department is more accurate and faster than current methods, researchers say.

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Too Much Sleep Could Increase Risk of Death and Coronary Heart Disease, Study Says

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society officially recommend adults sleep at least seven to nine hours per night but offer no formal caution against sleeping more than that amount.

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Newer cholesterol-lowering agents: What you must know

Over the past 3 decades, age-adjusted mortality for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States has dropped by more than 50%.

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Clinicians sometimes misread heart attack symptoms in women

Doctors may be more likely to dismiss heart attack symptoms as not heart-related in women younger than age 55, according to a study published online Feb. 20, 2018, by Circulation. This may be the case because women often report other symptoms in addition to chest pain, said the study's authors.

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'Should I Take a Daily Aspirin?' A Cardiologist's No.1 FAQ

After reading the article above, read the recommendation HERE!

Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease

Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter...

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Saunas May Reduce Stroke Risk

Taking saunas may reduce the risk for stroke.

Researchers studied 1,628 men and women aged 53 to 74, free of stroke at the start.

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