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Many with high blood pressure aren't worried. Should they be?

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren’t worried about having a heart attack or stroke.

Experts urge expansion of home-based cardiac rehabilitation

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation could help many patients recover from heart attacks, surgery or other serious problems, but not enough people get it, a new report says.

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from 'bad' cholesterol

LDL cholesterol — the so-called “bad” cholesterol — is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests.

Diabetes and heart failure are linked; treatment should be too

Having Type 2 diabetes or heart failure independently increases the risk for getting the other, and both often occur together, further worsening a patient’s health, quality of life and care costs, a new report says.

Dramatic rise of e-cigarettes and new tobacco products poses major public health concern

A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.

Even ‘mild’ congenital heart disease poses risk later in life

A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.

Living in a green, leafy neighborhood could cut heart attack risk

Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.

Irregular sleep could negatively impact heart health

Night-to-night changes in when people get to sleep and how long they sleep could impact cardiovascular risk, according to a new study.

Bad tooth-brushing habits tied to higher heart risk

Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a study suggests.

Wait times for a donor heart may vary by race

Preliminary research suggests African-American patients may experience longer wait times than other racial and ethnic groups.

Cholesterol should be on everyone’s radar, beginning early in life

Exposure to high cholesterol over a lifetime can increase the risk for heart attack or stroke. Scientific guidelines say managing this waxy, fat-like substance in the blood should be a concern for all ages.

It takes more than a bribe to get people to exercise

Getting people to exercise isn’t as easy as dangling money in front of them like a carrot in front of a hungry horse. It turns out, it’s better to show them the money and then threaten to take it away.
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