The number of people diagnosed with heart failure is increasing and projected to rise by 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people with heart failure, according to the American Heart Association’s 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update(link opens in new window) published Wednesday. There are several reasons for the rise in…

A new guideline published Monday recommends less-aggressive blood pressure treatment for many people, guidance the American Heart Association’s president said could actually increase their risk for major health problems. The guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, recommends that people 60…