U.S. lifespan on the rise while cardiovascular issues decline, long-term study finds
Apr 20, 2022
Better healthcare access and preventive measures have contributed to continued improvements in life expectancy and cardiovascular outcomes since the 1960s, investigators say.
Effect of statins only ‘modest’ in lowering cardiovascular risk, study finds
Mar 16, 2022
Statins are often prescribed as standard-of-care for preventing adverse cardiovascular events in patients with high cholesterol levels. But the results of a new study question the basis for these clinical...
Financially strapped seniors who leave the hospital after heart attack have higher 6-month mortality
Feb 28, 2022
Older adults experiencing severe financial strain have a 61% higher risk of dying within six months of hospital discharge than their peers who report no problems meeting monthly expenses, investigators...
Heart attack survivors may be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease
Feb 17, 2022
One-year survivors of a heart attack appear to be slightly less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease later in life. That’s according to a new study examining health registries from the Danish National...
Stimulants raise elders’ cardiovascular risk by 40 percent: study
Oct 26, 2021
In the first 30 days after starting a new prescription for stimulants, older adults are at high risk for heart attack, stroke and arrhythmia, investigators say.
Antioxidant drug reverses process responsible for heart attacks and strokes
Sep 09, 2021
An antioxidant drug reverses atherosclerosis and could be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes due to clots, according to a study by researchers at the University of Reading, based in the U.K.
FDA warns of heart-related events for arthritis drug Xeljanz and others in its class
Sep 02, 2021
The agency is requiring a warning label on the arthritis and ulcerative colitis drugs Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) and two other drugs in this class, citing an increased risk of adverse health...
Fixed-dose combo pill cuts older adults’ stroke risk by more than half
Aug 31, 2021
A combination of aspirin, statins and at least two blood pressure drugs can be given separately or as a polypill, investigators say. Benefits were seen with different blood pressure levels, cholesterol...
Consider 6-month falls risk in senior heart attack survivors, investigators say
Aug 16, 2021
Fully 22% of study participants reported a fall and about 6% had a medically serious fall within six months of hospitalization for a heart attack. Falls in these patients were linked to readily identified...
Low-sodium DASH diet may have rapid effect on heart health, new research finds
Jun 18, 2021
A newly published study has for the first time linked a DASH-low sodium diet to cardiovascular markers of heart strain, injury and inflammation, investigators say.