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Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Blood Thinners: Are You Getting the Right Dose?
Some people taking blood-thinning medications might be getting the wrong dose, according to a new study.
How Kidney Disease Might Affect Your Heart
Poor kidney function may have a big impact on heart-related deaths, a new study found.
Salt and Blood Pressure in Kidney Disease
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD), limiting your salt intake could help lower your blood pressure, a new study found.
How Liraglutide May Help the Heart
The diabetes medication liraglutide (brand name Victoza) may reduce patients' risk of cardiovascular complications, a new study found.
Salt, Kidney Disease and Heart Problems
For patients with kidney disease, too much salt could raise heart disease risk, a new study found.
The Harms of Masked Hypertension in CKD
Masked hypertension might sound like an odd sort of Halloween costume, but it's actually pretty serious stuff.
How Kidney Function Affects the Heart
Although they're not connected directly, your kidneys may still affect your heart. {C}
How Viagra Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
The little blue pill might have found another use outside the bedroom.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}