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When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

Aspirin Use Common Among Americans With Heart Trouble

CDC finds older people, white men most likely users of the drug endorsed for heart health

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

Wider Use of Statin Drugs Could Save Thousands More Lives: Report

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say

Experts Urge Caution With Popular Painkillers After FDA Warning

Tougher labels reflect mounting evidence that NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen raise heart, stroke risk

FDA Strengthens Heart Attack, Stroke Warning for Popular Painkillers

NSAIDS include such drugs as ibuprofen and naproxen; aspirin not included in alert

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC

The foods help lower risk of illnesses such as obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, expert says

Breast-Feeding Tied to Healthier Arteries in Middle Age

But it remains unknown whether these women will have lower rates of heart attack, stroke as they age

Chronic Ills May Add Up to a Shortened Life Span

Study finds combination of diabetes, heart disease and stroke can cut up to 15 years of life expectancy

How Long Do Patients With Clots in the Lung Need Blood Thinners?

New French study suggests that anti-clotting drugs may be needed for the very long term

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Study found little difference between menopause types, but black women had less advantage than white

Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts

Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

But the research didn't establish a cause-and-effect relationship

Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say

Can Smartphones Interfere With Pacemakers?

Study finds tiny risk, and users are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets

Drug May Be Antidote to Bleeding Tied to Blood Thinner Pradaxa

Idarucizumab quickly reversed the effect in 100 percent of cases, study found

Can U.S. Health-Care System Afford New, Improved Cholesterol Drugs?

Medications may cost as much as $12,000 per person each year

FDA Tells Food Industry to Stop Using Artificial Trans Fats

Agency gives manufacturers three years to remove them from all foods sold to Americans

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of 2nd New Cholesterol Drug

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and could benefit those who don't tolerate statins

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of First of 2 New Cholesterol Drugs

Trials show they slash levels of 'bad' cholesterol; could be used by people who don't respond to statins

World's Population Is Getting Sicker, Study Shows

People lose more 'years of healthy life' to illness now than they did in the 1990s, global survey reports

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

Rates may even be higher, and experts warn that too little daily activity can cause serious harm

Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest income

Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

COPD Raises Cardiac Death Risk for Those With Irregular Heartbeat

But the lung condition not tied to raised stroke risk in these patients

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites

Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study finds

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

How Safe Is Exercise for Those With Common Irregular Heartbeat?

Atrial fibrillation strikes many older Americans, and study finds gender influences safety of physical activity

World's Tiniest Pacemaker Seems Safe, Effective in Trial

Device is 93 percent smaller than prior pacemakers that are implanted through a vein

Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Clues to Heart Health

Researchers found decrease was linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Patients report less chest pain, better quality of life after heart procedure

Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Report finds nearly half need a heart drug, almost a fifth are diabetic

Bystander CPR Linked to Better Outcomes After Cardiac Arrest

Study found it not only saved lives, but also boosted chances survivor could return to work

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds

If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks

Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat

People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say

New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients

Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

Study found those who are related faced greater chance of heart stopping than those who aren't

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

Survey found about a third opt for healthier grocery items, although experts say labels could be improved

Pouch in Heart May Trigger Unexplained Strokes: Study

Researchers suspect it may allow clots to form, then travel to the brain