People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. More than 2.7 million Americans live with atrial fibrillation,…

People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. More than 2.7 million Americans live with atrial fibrillation,…

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are expected to help doctors better assess the severity of valvular heart disease. Each year more than 5 million people are diagnosed with valvular heart disease, many of whom never noticed symptoms. The just-released guidelines offer updated direction for doctors to improve…

People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in March, evaluated survey data taken from about 11,000 Americans…

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are expected to help doctors better assess the severity of valvular heart disease. Each year more than 5 million people are diagnosed with valvular heart disease, many of whom never noticed symptoms. The just-released guidelines offer updated direction for doctors to improve…

People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in March, evaluated survey data taken from about 11,000 Americans…