Top News: #Hearthealth

Here are the top read news for #hearthealth:

New ‘once-in-a-decade’ Novartis drug for heart failure approved by FDA (FAQ):

The news of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new heart failure drug by Novartis was met this week with unusually strong enthusiasm from the medical community. Many talked of the drug as a sure-fire “blockbuster” and “breakthrough” that will help millions.


Half of all heart disease deaths in U.S. could be prevented:

While progress has been made in reducing the number of heart disease-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of all cardiovascular deaths, according to new research. Read more

Basic Beliefs About Atherosclerosis Overturned:

Doctors’ efforts to battle the dangerous atherosclerotic plaques that build up in our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes are built on several false beliefs about the fundamental composition and formation of the plaques, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. Read more

NSAIDs on drug label illustration - 350x213FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs:

Next time you reach into the medicine cabinet seeking relief for a headache, backache or arthritis, be aware of important safety information for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Read more


Calcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study SaysCalcium Scan Can Predict Premature Death Risk, Study Says:

A scan of calcium deposits inside your arteries can help doctors deduce how long you’re likely to live, a new study has found. Read more