Adults who increase their fitness level in midlife or maintain high fitness levels have lower heart failure hospitalization rates later.
Most persons who stopped taking statins due to health events attributed to the drugs can tolerate these agents long-term when they try again.
High-fiber foods can prevent the occurrence of first-time stroke.
Among patients receiving their first ICD, using long-detection intervals reduced the number of inappropriate shocks delivered.
Azithromycin did not increase cardiovascular mortality among young, middle-aged adults without preexisting CVD compared with penicillin.
Kcentra is the second product approved in the U.S. to stop severe bleeding in patients taking vitamin-K antagonist anticoagulants.
Measuring cardiac troponin T levels using a high-sensitivity assay twice, one hour apart can diagnose and rule out MI in most patients with chest pain.
High levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide predict major adverse cardiac events. Vegetarian or high fiber diets to limit lecithin may mitigate risk.
The American Heart Association has issued evidence-based recommendations for implementing non-dietary and non-drug based BP-lowering treatments.
Understanding a patient's heart health during sleep can be a valuable tool to assess overall cardiac function.
Researchers suggest cancer events be routinely reported in future trials of the antiarrythmia drug and call for additional observational studies.
Expending the same amount of energy walking or running yielded similar reductions in risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes.
Medication, ablation or rate control for a patient with first onset of atrial fibrillation?
Nursing protocols for fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing management in patients with acute stroke may reduce dependence.
Majority of people around the globe consume more than 3,000 mg of dietary sodium per day, increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Results from the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study shows link between sugary beverage intake and mortality from chronic diseases.
Safety warnings relating to the risk for QT interval prolongation and torsades de pointes have been added to the Zithromax and Zmax drug labels.
To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.
Middle age stroke patients were 2.3 times more likely to smoke cannabis than healthy middle-aged controls.
The ADA has changed systolic BP goals based on results from meta-analyses that show little additional benefit to achieving more aggressive targets.
Patients who participated in yoga therapy had fewer AF symptoms and significant improvements in quality-of-life scores, depression and anxiety.
The American Heart Association issues guidance for assessing CVD risk using ABI.
Shorter life expectancy for smokers can be partially reversed by quitting smoking.
Risk of death from COPD, ischemic heart disease, stroke and all causes now similar among male and female smokers.
Regular aspirin use is associated with a 4% increased risk of developing neovascular age-related macular degeneration over a 15 year period.
No difference in stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular mortality among patients whose type 2 diabetes diagnoses were based on clinical symptoms vs. screening.
Consuming three servings of strawberries or blueberries a week is associated with a reduced risk for MI in women.
Exercise caution when a patient presents with acute chest pain. The ability to explain the situation as clearly as possible is essential.
Nurses' work environment and staffing levels affect readmission rates for heart failure, MI and pneumonia.
Smoking associated with worse saphenous vein graft patency at one and two years after CABG.