MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.
Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, Stanford University researchers reported.
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.
The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what's already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most cases, there is no evidence they protect against heart disease.
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- There is more reason than ever for people to make fish a bigger part of their diets, according to the American Heart Association.
The heart group has long recommended that people eat fish -- preferably fatty varieties -- once or twice a week. Now it is reaffirming that advice based on additional evidence that fish helps ward off heart disease.
WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms.
But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours and even weeks ahead of time. Experts say that's why it's important for everyone to be educated about the signs and to know what to do when someone's in trouble. It's also why, for those who seemingly have no symptoms, more research is needed.