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With so many new developments in the field of cardiovascular medicine happening every day, it is important for you and your family to keep abreast of the latest healthcare news.

Here, you will find the latest healthcare news and information as it relates to the many different types of heart disease, prevention, treatments, and research. For more information, always consult your physician.

October 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Boost Your Health with Active Commuting

If you're tired of sitting in rush hour traffic, a new study offers motivation to pedal or walk your way to work instead.
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September 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Veggies and Grains Help Lower Blood Pressure

In the medical journal Circulation, researchers report a way to help lower blood pressure, and it may be as easy as eating more vegetables and grains..
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August 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Time Widens for Giving Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke

An advisory committee of the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association has issued a recommendation that the window of time for tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy be opened much wider. The advisory appears in the medical journal Stroke.
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July 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Heart Failure Creates Needs for Patient and Caregiver

People with heart failure, and those who care for them, want more attention paid to their psychological needs, a new study finds.
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June 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Protect Heart with Low Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

The tightest control of the major risk factors for heart disease seems to provide the greatest protection against cardiovascular problems, says a study reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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May 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Abnormal Heart Rhythm May Be Predicted By Risk Score

Weighing a combination of risk factors could help doctors predict which patients are the most likely to develop atrial fibrillation, says a study reported in the medical journal Lancet.
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April 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Echocardiography a Valuable View of the Heart

The advanced imaging technique called contrast echocardiography can have a significant impact on the diagnosis and treatment of people hospitalized with heart disease, says a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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March 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Arteries May Clear of Calcium Deposits with Extra Sleep

A good night's sleep may be just what your arteries need, says a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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February 2009 - Heart Care Online News

Heart Health Includes Vitamin D

A lack of vitamin D, which is absorbed primarily through exposure to sunlight, helps boost the risk of heart attacks and strokes, new research finds.
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January 2009 - Heart Care Online News

New Type of Artery Stent Shows Promise

A new generation of stents shows promise in avoiding the late-onset problems that have plagued drug-eluting stents in patients with heart disease, researchers say. The findings come from two European studies presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association.
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December 2008 - Heart Care Online News

Drug-Coated Stents Best for Some after Heart Attack

Drug-coated stents are more effective than the bare metal kind for people who have heart attacks, says a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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November 2008 - Heart Care Online News

Better Long-Term Outcomes with Medications versus Angioplasty

There are some advantages to artery-opening angioplasty over medication treatment for people with heart disease, but those advantages disappear within three years, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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