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New studies fail to find cardiovascular risk with testosterone therapy

Two studies scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session in San Diego failed to find a connection between testosterone therapy in men and heart problems, contradicting research that prompted the U.S. Show More Summary

Study: Could Too Much Running Shorten Your Life?

Science is now suggesting that you think twice before feeling smug about making it on to the treadmill this morning. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running too frequently may increase your mortality rate. Researchers studied 5,000 healthy adults, 1,098 of whom were runners and 3,950 of whom [...]

It's Scientifically Proven: Slow, Short Jogs Are Actually Better For You

4 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Great news for those who hate to run: there's a limit to how much good it may do you. A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has found a link between running more than four hours a week and an earlier...Show More Summary

Intense Runners, Couch Surfers Die at the Same Rate

A Danish study recently concluded that high-intensity, high-mileage joggers die at the same rate as channel-surfing couch potatoes. The study, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, is the latest to confront the controversial topic of what constitutes too much exercise. Show More Summary

Take it easy: Light jogging optimal for longevity

Jogging may be best in small quantities according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers looked at 5,048 healthy participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study and questioned them about their activity. They identified and tracked 1,098 healthy joggers and 413 healthy but sedentary non-joggers for 12 years. read more

Survival rates higher in obese heart failure patients

Patients who were obese before developing heart failure lived longer than normal weight patients with the same condition according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the "obesity paradox" by following obese and non-obese heart failure patients for more than a decade. read more

"The Next Big Things" in Cardiovascular Medicine

More than 2,000 experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine will attend the annual American College of Cardiology 47th New York Cardiovascular Symposium December 12-14 at the New York Hilton-Midtown, which will highlight "The Next Big Things" in cardiovascular medicine.

Low levels of HEA prohormone predict coronary heart disease

Men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events. The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The term prohormone refers to the precursor of a hormone. Show More Summary

Most older adults qualify for statin therapy under new cholesterol guidelines, study show

Nearly all individuals in their late 60s and early 70s now qualify for a statin medication to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease under the recently released cholesterol guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, an expert outlines.

For obese people, an increased risk of ‘silent’ heart damage, study says

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have identified a new risk for obese people: silent heart damage. In a study published in the October edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, the investigators found evidence that obesity is an "independent driver of heart muscle damage." Read full article >>

Report: Performance measures should include patient actions

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2014) — The actions — or inaction — of patients should be considered in programs designed to improve care and patient outcomes, according to a report released today by the American College of Cardiology, AmericanShow More Summary

A Gut Bacteria Compound Is Linked To Heart Failure

4 months agoHealth : Healthland

Most Americans know that diet and heart health are connected, but a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looks at a surprising reason as to why. When your food gets to your stomach, your gut bacteria get to work. And when those bacteria digest carnitine, which is almost exclusively found…

Jersey Shore University Medical Center & Riverview Medical Center Receive American College of Cardiology Award

Meridian Health's Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2014.

American College of Cardiology removes one of its choosing wisely recommendations in light of recent evidence

From an ACC news release: In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American College of Cardiology has withdrawn...Show More Summary

Loyola Receives Platinum Award for Heart Attack Care

Loyola University Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology's Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. Loyola is one of only 256 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

Top stories in health and medicine, September 24, 2014

From MedPage Today: Key Updates for Angina, NSTEMI. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released an update of their guidelines for unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Show More Summary

UVA Honored for Improving Heart Attack Care

The University of Virginia Health System has earned a national award from the American College of Cardiology for enhancing care for heart attack patients. UVA is one of just 55 U.S. hospitals to receive the ACTION Registry-Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award.

Task force challenges some recommendations in updated cholesterol treatment guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline

A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes,Show More Summary

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