The AHA and ACC have released a new guideline that categorizes more US adults as hypertensive.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, valvular heart disease, and dilated cardiomyopathy are among the most common causes.
The report addresses the appropriate use of multiple imaging modalities available for clinicians in the evaluation of valvular heart disease, discussing the spectrum of patients.
Suboptimal intake of 10 specific dietary factors is associated with a substantial proportion of deaths due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.
Caffeine consumption in patients with systolic heart failure does not induce arrhythmias both at rest and during physical exercise.
Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.
Researchers found that mortality rates dropped less than 1% between 2011 and 2014.
While heart disease mortality has dropped significantly in the past 25 years, women still experience higher rates of heart disease mortality, and 45% of women are not aware that heart disease is the most common killer of U.S. women.