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New Drug May Transform Treatment of Heart Failure

Tags: clinical trials, fatigue, heart failure, shortness of breath

A new drug shows promise in improving the treatment of heart failure. A clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment.


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Can Dark Chocolate Help Ease Your Pain from PAD?

Tags: dark chocolate, heart and vascular institute, heart health, PAD, peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Researchers in Rome found that some patients with peripheral artery disease walked farther with less pain after eating dark chocolate.


Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Recipe: Roasted Portobello Sandwich with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, heart healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.


Blood Pressure Results

Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension

Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.


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Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid

Tags: abnormal heart beat, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, medications, news, prevention

All medications and supplements, no matter how seemingly harmless, should be discussed with your cardiologists first. Learn which medications to be wary of.


When Your Hearts in the Game

When Your Heart’s in the Game

Tags: emotional response, fight-or-flight response, heart attack, stress cardiomyopathy, triggers

Are you one of those super fans whose adrenaline really gets pumping while rooting for your favorite sports team? If so, you could be at a slightly higher risk for a cardiac issue: Find out why.


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Tags: antioxidant, breakfast, heart health, morning, Recipes

Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


Recover from Vascular Surgery

Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Recovery, vascular, vascular disease, vascular surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. Get key advice on steps you can take.


tomatoes

Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, lycopene, Mediterranean diet

Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, may help repair heart patients' damaged blood vessels. But supplements containing lycopene may also have side effects. For now, enjoy fresh tomatoes instead.


Risk Modeling

Data Analysis Helps Tailor Your Heart Disease Treatment

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, research, risk modeling

Statistics-based risk modeling can empower you to learn more about your cardiac care. Talk with your cardiologist about treatment options and what is best for you.