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Stories with subject: Heart health
  • Even in death, Tampa teen's heart keeps giving 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:26 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - March 9, the first anniversary of his daughter's death, and Ronald Pierce was anxious.

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:08 pm
  • NEW YORK - In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.

  • Ultimate Warrior died from cardiovascular disease 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:55 pm
  • PHOENIX - Authorities in Phoenix say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

  • $4.6 million goes to improve heart-attack response 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:43 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A $4.6 million charitable donation will fund a three-year project that aims to improve the emergency medical response to acute heart attacks in rural areas of Montana, American Heart Association officials said Monday.

  • Test accurately rules out heart attacks in the ER 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

  • Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 6:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.

  • Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 7:50 pm
  • Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

  • Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:03 am
  • There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.