Quitting smokeless tobacco after heart attack may extend life expectancy

Main Points: Quitting smokeless tobacco after a heart attack extends life expectancy similar to quitting smoking. Study participants who stopped

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Gender-specific research improves accuracy of heart disease diagnosis in women

Main Points: Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with dysfunctions of the smaller coronary arteries and the

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Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging tests is low for most children; more complex tests may raise risk

Main Points: Standard X-rays don’t significantly raise cancer risks among young children. However, children undergoing more complex procedures with higher

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Hospital visits for irregular heart rhythms rising

Main Points: Hospital visits for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation are escalating, increasing the burden on our healthcare

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Living near foreclosed property linked to higher blood pressure

Main Point: This study provides the first evidence that foreclosed properties may increase neighbors’ blood pressure. Published in: Circulation Study

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Active seniors can lower heart attack risk by doing more, not less

Main Points: Maintaining or boosting your level of physical activity after age 65 can improve your heart’s electrical well-being and

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New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Main Points: Heart experts have developed the first scientific statement on detecting, managing and treating heart abnormalities in the womb.

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Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life

Main Point: Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is

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Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

Main Points: A battery-sized, wireless pacemaker was safe and effective in early testing. The smaller leadless device may reduce the

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