Seniors should not begin taking aspirin to prevent heart disease: New U.S. guidance
Oct 13, 2021
The risk of bleeding caused by aspirin in adults age 60 and older cancels out the benefits of preventing heart disease, an influential U.S. task force stated Tuesday.
Whole grain intake tied to fewer heart disease risk factors
Sep 16, 2021
Higher whole grain intake tied to smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar over time
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.
Nationwide trial finds Pfizer vaccine is safe, highlights heart risk from COVID-19
Aug 30, 2021
The risk ratio of heart inflammation is higher after COVID-19 than after vaccination, investigators said. SARS-CoV-2 infection substantially increases the risk of many serious adverse health events, they...
Low exercise may amplify link between poor sleep, mortality risk
Jun 30, 2021
(HealthDay News) — Poor sleep is associated with increased risks of all-cause and cause-specific mortality, with risk exacerbated among those with insufficient physical activity (PA), according to a...
ADA: Efpeglenatide lowers risk for adverse CV events in T2DM
Jun 29, 2021
(HealthDay News) — For patients with type 2 diabetes and a history of cardiovascular disease or current kidney disease, the risk for adverse cardiovascular events is lower with efpeglenatide, an exendin-based...
AHA to clinicians: Screen for and treat sleep apnea before it worsens heart disease
Jun 23, 2021
Sleep apnea can cause a negative feedback loop, worsening cardiovascular conditions, which then further aggravate the sleep apnea, specialists say.
Heart disease leads causes of death in U.S. among those 85 or older
May 17, 2021
The leading causes of death for Americans aged 85 or more years were heart disease (28.6%), cancer (11.7) and Alzheimer’s disease (9.1%) in 2018, according to new data released Monday by the Centers...
Bone scans may offer window into women’s heart disease risk
May 11, 2021
A clinical diagnosis of thin and brittle bones is strongly linked to adverse health events from heart attack and stroke due to atherosclerosis, according to a new study. DXA scan results could be used...
Daily cup of leafy greens cuts heart disease risk by 26 percent, nutritionists find
May 05, 2021
People who regularly consume a relatively small amount of nitrate-rich vegetables have about 2.5 mm Hg lower systolic blood pressure and up to a 26% lower risk of heart disease, a long-term population...