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New guidance on heart failure tests can improve care


Novel tests for heart failure can better guide the diagnosis and ongoing care of heart failure, which could reduce deaths and re-hospitalizations, according to a scientific statement published Wednesday by the American Heart Association.

The noninvasive blood or urine tests measure biomarkers, which are substances released […]

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help healing after heart attack


Patients who took a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil daily for six months after a heart attack improved their hearts’ function and reduced scarring in the undamaged muscle, according to a new study.

The heart’s shape and function can be altered after a […]

Smothering the fires within


Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories explaining how the scientific research underway in the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study can save and improve lives.

Whether it’s a sore throat, a scratch from your pet or a raging case of sinusitis, most wounds and […]

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Active asthma may significantly raise risk of heart attack

Recent asthma symptoms or asthma that requires daily medication may significantly raise the risk of heart attack, according to two research papers presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Physicians should do all they can to control every other modifiable cardiovascular risk factor in patients with asthma,” said […]

Women who maintained weight loss lowered heart disease, diabetes risks

Overweight or obese middle-aged women who lost and maintained a moderate amount of weight for two years reduced their risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study.

Researchers studied 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to two years.  Those who sustained a loss of […]