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.

Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is quite common, but is often undiagnosed.

Another Potential Use for Statins?

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've discovered another property of cholesterol-lowering statins. The drugs may significantly reduce the risk of infection in stroke patients, a new study suggests.

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health -- and that's especially true for women, new research says.

Blood Test May Rule Out Too Many Donor Hearts

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that's used to check the health of a donor heart may not accurately predict if a heart transplant will be successful, a new study finds.