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Sleepless Nights Could Pose Heart Risk Dangers

Less than 6 hours a night doubled chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, study suggests

Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds

Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

Angela Bassett Puts the Spotlight on Heart Health

Award-winning actress' mother had type 2 diabetes and died from heart issues

Heart Health Might Be a Matter of Geography

U.S. counties where cardiovascular death rates are high or low sometimes sit side-by-side, study finds

Does Racial Segregation Raise Blood Pressure?

Readings dropped when blacks moved to more integrated neighborhoods, U.S. study says

'Fight or Flight' Response Greater in Combat Vets With PTSD: Study

This heightened stress could increase their risk for heart disease, researchers say

Energy Drinks May Make Rare Heart Condition More Dangerous

Those with long QT syndrome had spikes in blood pressure, heart muscle recharged more slowly, study found

Heart and Lifestyle Changes

Many adults underestimate their risk of heart attack, study finds.

Too Many People Still Ignore Heart Attack Risks: Study

Stenting is easy; changing patient behaviors is hard, cardiologist says

Busiest Docs Get Best Results With Heart Valve Surgery

Patients more likely to receive repair than replacement from the most experienced surgeons, study finds

Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends

Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

Blood Test May Gauge Death Risk After Surgery

Scientists must determine how to save lives using that potential insight, cardiac experts say

Exercise Benefits Aging Hearts, Even Those of the Obese

Physical activity helps ward off heart damage in middle age and beyond, study finds

When Oxygen Runs Low, the Naked Mole-Rat Finds a Way

These unique mammals may teach humans tricks to lessen effects of stroke, heart attack, scientists say

Many Heart Attack Patients Fail to Stick With Statins

Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of 'high-intensity' treatment, researchers say

4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

This can lead to health problems that include lung cancer, asthma, heart damage, lung association says

Conflicting Statin Guidelines Leave Millions in 'Gray Zone'

Doctors, patients often confused by differing advisories on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

Kidney Disease a Big Contributor to Heart-Related Deaths: Study

Finding points to need for screening for kidney function

Early Onset Hot Flashes May Signal Higher Heart Risks

Study found link between menopausal symptoms in younger women and reduced blood vessel function

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack

Researchers suggest that people who work out might develop 'collateral' blood vessels in the heart

Many Americans Don't Know How to Handle High Cholesterol

Survey found they know it raises heart risks, but are confused, discouraged about how to lower it

Who Really Needs All Those Heart Tests?

Overtreatment may lead to excess worry and worse outcomes, report says

Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart

Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk

Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says

For Firefighters, Another Danger: The Heart

Exposure to high heat and physical exertion may increase risk of heart attacks, study says

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth

Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Disease

Fish oil supplements may help heart attack patients survive, study finds.

Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People

Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure

Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too

But evidence isn't strong enough to routinely recommend Viagra or Cialis after heart attack, experts say

Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age

Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol

Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis

Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests

Wood Stoves May Spark Heart Trouble

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk, study finds

Exercise Beats Weight Loss at Helping Seniors' Hearts

Both are healthy goals, but getting active may reap even more benefit, study finds

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

Heart, Lung Problems May Not Always Need ICU Care

Study finds no difference in death rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients