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 - fitness marathon runners

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. 

 - Genetics

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.

Amid talks of future Mars explorations, cardiologists examine the risk of radiation exposure and how to counteract its effects. 

St. Jude Medical, the FDA and top cardiology experts join forces for the development of medical devices designed and engineered specifically for the pediatric patient population. 

 - older men

Frequent, low-intensity exercise provides the best cardiac and overall health outcomes for an aging population. 

The ability to detect specific proteins in the blood could lead to earlier access to care. 

 - Sad rainy day

Blood pressure medications have several known—and unpleasant—side effects, including dizziness, headache and upset stomach. But a new study from the journal Hypertension suggests that four of the most common high blood pressure medications also affect mood disorders.

An American Heart Association video teaching “hands-only” CPR used a popular song to help save lives. 

By implementing smoking bans across the country, the government has significantly reduced the odds that young men will take up smoking—effectively reducing the most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. 

Fish isn’t better for your health simply because it isn’t red meat. The lean protein rich in omega-3 fatty acids provides unique heart health benefits.