Though the rate of heart failure hospitalizations has decreased over the last few years in the U.S., black Americans are still admitted at a higher rate than other ethnic and racial groups, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Breastfeeding has long been considered a healthy choice for both mothers and their babies, but new research published this week shows that it could also reduce a woman’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life.
Eating healthier fats, like avocados and nuts, instead of saturated fats commonly found in many meats, could lower cardiovascular disease risk as much as cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
Development of a drug to help those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may prove to be quite a happy accident for aging individuals with hardening heart valves. Researchers from Vanderbilt University announced promising results in examining a monoclonal antibody’s ability to combat aortic valve stenosis.
The widespread implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has proved to be a bumpy ride for many. But the sheer amount of data available in digital form carries with it plenty of potential. Recent work by scientists from IBM and Sutter Health developed artificial intelligence that can uncover pre-diagnostic heart failure through EHRs.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been proven effective in reducing mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure. A recent study used two models—one for heart failure and another for proportional risk—to identify patients less likely to benefit from ICDs.
In a new study led by researchers at Geisinger Obesity Institute in Danville, Pennsylvania, investigators were surprised when they saw overwhelming evidence that weight-loss surgery decreased long-term risks of heart failure by more than half in obese patients.
New research presented at the American Thoracic Society conference in San Francisco has provided evidence that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or have a history or risk for cardiovascular disease more often suffer from heart attack and stroke.