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It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

Methamphetamine Tied to Heart Problems

Animal studies show the drug damages coronary and blood vessels

Echocardiography Helps Identify Heart Disease

Test is more accurate than others when used in patients at risk, experts say

New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

New Drug Fails to Improve Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Survival rates not better when compared with older medication, researchers say

Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles

But rising obesity and diabetes rates could offset those gains, study finds

Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases

They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal

Biodegradable scaffold worked well in rats induced to have heart attacks

Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities

Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

Getting Swifter Treatment for Deadliest Heart Attacks

American Heart Association to launch national program called 'Mission Lifeline'

High-Tech Images Can Reveal Stent Status

The technology to see if it is open or blocked could one day spare some patients invasive tests, study suggests

Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

Lifestyle Changes Help Older Women's Hearts After HRT

Exercise, better diet cuts cardiovascular risks, study finds

Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Study finds a little exercise provides cardiovascular benefits, and more is even better

Migraines May Heighten Risk of Vision Problems

Study finds link among middle-aged people with history of the headaches

Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

Enzyme Puts Brakes on Racing Heartbeat: Study

Finding may lead to better drug treatments for common heart ailments

Higher Dose of Clot-Buster Is Better Before Artery Procedure

Twice as much Plavix halves the number of deaths, heart attacks, study finds

Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests

Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

Implanted Pumps May Help End-Stage Heart Failure Cases

LVADs could allow patients to leave hospital without a transplant, study suggests

Low-Dose Aspirin Best for Preventing Heart Attack

Higher doses no more protective and increase risk of stomach bleeding, study says

Clot-Preventing Drug Improves Heart Blood Flow After Angioplasty

But doctors question whether the practice results in long-term benefits

Stroke Risk Almost Double for Siblings of Those Who've Had Attacks

Study finds genetic link to ischemic incidents, especially in Mexican-Americans

Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study advises women to control risk factors such as diabetes and obesity

Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function

Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

HIV Drugs May Raise Heart Attack Risk

But the danger from protease inhibitors remains small, experts say

Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain

It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

Drug-Coated Stents as Good as Bypass Surgery

Study finds complication, survival rates essentially same

Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment

French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

Hormone Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women: Study

But it can still increase stroke and breast cancer risk, researchers add

Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

Drugs as Good as Angioplasty for Stable Heart Disease

A new study found no difference in rates of death or heart attack

Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty

A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests