A study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress shows that low physical fitness—up to 20 percent below the average for healthy people—is sufficient to produce a preventative effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with cardiovascular disease. 

A recent retrospective cohort study confirmed the significant survival benefit of cardiac rehabilitation during the year following an acute MI, although other health status outcomes were similar among patients who did and did not participate in the programs.

A whole-grain diet may be beneficial in controlling hypertension and improving heart disease risk, according to a small, randomized study.

In an effort to expedite the process of identifying markers for high cholesterol, researchers have identified specific areas of a person’s DNA to more effectively diagnose an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Experienced, high volume operators performed better than inexperienced ones when performing unprotected left main coronary artery PCI procedures, according to a study in China.