TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- Older adults with healthy hearts probably would benefit from taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, a new study contends.
People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk of heart-related death, researchers reported July 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 -- Many patients with heart failure might live years longer if they were on a combination of newer medications, a study suggests.
Researchers estimate that if certain heart failure patients were prescribed a four-pill regimen -- including three recently proven therapies -- they could live up to six years longer, compared with the regimen patients commonly use.
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Everyone has it. It's been known about for hundreds of years. But only recently have scientists begun to unravel its mysteries.
It has an unwieldly name: epicardial adipose tissue, or EAT. But researchers are learning how this pocket of fat beneath the outer lining of the heart plays a dynamic role in heart health. Like a cardiac version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, EAT sometimes serves as a protector against heart problems, but can also wreak havoc.