Medicare will now cover supervised exercise therapy for a vascular condition that affects about 8.5 million Americans, according to a decision issued in June by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Millions more people worldwide may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statins after a global study showed the drugs help reduce heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk. The risk fell slightly further when patients also took blood pressure drugs.
In a new study on 3.7 million people, those who reported eating three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 percent lower odds of PAD than those reporting eating less.
Heart failure patients readmitted to the same hospital within a month are discharged quicker and more likely to survive, according to a new Canadian study.
Seven heart-healthy habits could save billions in medicare costs
Latest statistics show heart failure on the rise; cardiovascular diseases remain leading killer
Shock from heart divice often triggers further healthy care needs.
A Mediterranean diet with virgin olive oil may boost HDL-C
Recreational, commuter biking linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk
Lowering blood pressure's top number could prevent 100,000-plus deaths a year
Smoking leaves historical "footprint" in DNA
High blood pressure and brain health are linked