Genes May Be Tied to Cardiac Arrest Risk in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genes may play a role in cardiac arrest risk among kidney patients who are on dialysis, new research suggests.

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

Divorce Tied to Higher Chance of Heart Attack in Study

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.

To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

Pharmacists Key to Whether Patients Take Blood Thinners

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

Blood Thinners Overprescribed for Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat: Study

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't need, a new study contends .

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being thankful for the good things in life may benefit heart failure patients, a new study suggests.

Many U.S. Shoppers Choose Low-Salt Fare

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About a third of Americans say they specifically buy foods labeled "low" or "reduced salt or sodium" when they're grocery shopping, a new study finds.

Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Short people may be more likely to have heart disease, and that increased risk could be linked to the genetics that also determine height, a British-led research team suggests.

Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows.