Young women may be less aware than men of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and less likely to receive procedures needed after the deadliest type of heart attack, two U.S. studies suggest.Read More
Scientists have identified a gene that puts women at higher risk of heart disease, an early study suggests.
The work showed that women who had a particular version of the BCAR1 gene were more likely than other women to have heart attacks and strokes.Read More
Men and women will always have their differences, but a new analysis finds that these differences extend to heart anatomy.Read More
Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report
Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests.
Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as the abnormal heartbeat is sometimes called, can lead to serious problems, including kidney damage, stroke or death.Read More
Findings highlight the need to screen women for the nighttime breathing disorder, experts sayRead More
Do you know your “heart age?” It might be a better predictor of heart attack and stroke than your real age, according to researchers at the the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).Read More
But it's not yet ready for standard care
An experimental drug dramatically lowers blood levels of potentially harmful triglycerides, a new study finds.
Triglycerides are a type of blood fat created by the food you eat. At very high levels, they can cause heart problems and pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas.Read More
Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study saysRead More
New statin guidelines efficient and cost effective, studies find
New guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering medications are efficient and cost-effective, according to two new studies.Read More
Entresto was granted 'fast track' approval by the agency
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure.Read More