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Early Statin Use May Give Long-Term Heart Benefits

November 19, 2014 4:15 pm | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy effect, perhaps changing someone's odds of disease for good.

Heart Stents May Require Longer Blood Thinner Use

November 18, 2014 8:37 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting...

Study Lifts Cloud Over Heart Drugs Zetia, Vytorin

November 18, 2014 8:31 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol...

Controlling Blood Sugar May Not Prevent Diabetes, Study Finds

September 12, 2014 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Research from the American Heart Association found that controlling blood sugar levels may not...

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UN Health Agency: E-Cigarettes Must Be Regulated

August 26, 2014 8:43 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.N. health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.In a report to its 194 member nations, the World Health Organization also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products.

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease in Midlife

March 13, 2014 11:45 am | News | Comments

Women who experience gestational diabetes may face an increased risk of early heart disease later in life, even if they do not develop type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome subsequent to their pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Could Statin Use Double?

November 14, 2013 8:50 am | Videos | Comments

New guidelines from the US's leading heart organizations could lead to new prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs.                      

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New Advice on Kids' Cholesterol Tests

November 11, 2011 4:18 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE,AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

More children should be screened for high cholesterol before puberty, beyond those with a family history of problems, according to wide-ranging new guidelines expected from government-appointed experts who are trying to prevent heart disease later in life.  

Visually-guided laser may be viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat

May 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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World leaders focus on stroke prevention, care as Stroke journal turns 40

May 25, 2010 9:20 am | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Special Journal Report

Drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages may lower blood pressure

May 24, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Frequent doctor visits help diabetics lower blood pressure more quickly

May 24, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Sexual activity declines for heart attack patients not getting doctors’ advice

May 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Meeting Report - Abstract 14

Patients in Stroke Belt satisfied with care, but many doctors lack cultural awareness

May 20, 2010 2:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Meeting Report - Abstracts P16 and P247

Blood clot-related strokes decrease among whites, but not blacks, in long-term study

May 20, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Get With The Guidelines hospitals improving care, eliminating disparities

May 17, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

People who recognize stroke symptoms still may not call 9-1-1

May 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

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Whole grain, bran intake associated with lower risk of death in diabetic women

May 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Evidence growing of air pollution’s link to heart disease, death

May 10, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

American Heart Association Scientific Statement

Non-cardiac surgery too soon after stenting raises risk of heart problems

May 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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By 2030, cardiovascular disease and death rates in China will surge

May 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Most Americans unaware of hospitals specializing in stroke

May 3, 2010 3:20 am | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in U.S.

Long-term anabolic steroid use may weaken heart more than previously thought

April 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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The National Salt Reduction Initiative: steps in the right direction says the American Heart Association

April 26, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Many patients don’t know they had minor stroke, need emergency care

April 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Diet high in B-vitamins lowers heart risks in Japanese study

April 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Stent patients who don’t immediately fill blood thinner prescription face increased risk of heart attack, death

April 21, 2010 1:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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Top 10 Choirs of the Most Powerful Voices Competition Selected

March 29, 2010 10:20 am | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

Online voting open until April 6; voters to receive stroke information

Mexican Americans less likely than whites to call 9-1-1 for stroke

March 25, 2010 12:20 pm | by The American Heart Association | News | Comments

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