THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds.
One in four low-income families with someone suffering from coronary artery disease had out-of-pocket costs that were far beyond their means, researchers found. And these families were three times more likely than middle- or high-income families to have these high financial burdens.
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.
Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, Stanford University researchers reported.
TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.
The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, largely confirm what's already known: Supplements may be popular, but in most cases, there is no evidence they protect against heart disease.