Sudden Heart Death More Common in Male Minority Athletes

TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's always surprising and heartbreaking to hear about a young athlete dying suddenly. Now a new study finds that in many of these cases, an underlying heart problem was already present.

Blood Pressure Problems During Pregnancy, Heart Trouble Later?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who have blood pressure in the high-normal range may have an increased risk for metabolic syndrome after they give birth, a new study indicates.

Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests.

Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care

MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have cancer or dementia tend to receive more end-of-life care than those dying from other conditions, a new study of Veteran Affairs hospitals finds.

Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Attack Death

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Diabetes Plus Kidney Problems May Raise Heart Risks

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For black Americans with diabetes, poor kidney function appears to boost their risk of dying from heart disease, a new report suggests.

Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones, apps and other digital technology could speed emergency care to people suffering a heart complication or stroke, says a new report from the American Heart Association.

Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive cardiac arrest are less likely than men to get aggressive, lifesaving care at the hospital, researchers report.

Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds.

Many Male Docs May Overlook Female Heart Risks: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.