Giving heart attack patients a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, daily for six months after a heart attack, improved the function of the heart and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Proactive strategies for promoting good heart health should begin at birth, yet most American children do not meet the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal childhood cardiovascular health, according to a scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
A heart attack does not always have classic symptoms, such as pain in your chest, shortness of breath and cold sweats. In fact, a heart attack can occur without symptoms; that is called a silent heart attack.
Both short- and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the development of high blood pressure.
A pair of heart failure (HF) drugs approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration have made their way into updated treatment guidelines.
Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to increased visceral fat.
Sex differences in type 2 diabetes affect cardiovascular disease risk.
When pharmacists and physicians work together, high blood pressure can be lowered for little cost.
Social and practical barriers keep heart failure patients from benefits of exercise therapy.
Are you getting enough quality sleep? Are you sleeping longer than you should? Poor sleep habits may put you at higher risk for early signs of heart disease when compared to those who get adequate, good quality sleep, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
People who regularly achieved twice the minimum federally recommended levels of physical activity had 20 percent lower risk of developing heart failure than those who met the minimum. People who regularly got four times the minimum physical activity recommendations had 35 percent lower risk, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Young women (under age 55) are less likely than young men to be prescribed or to fill their prescription after a heart attack,according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation:Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.