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Aspirin Reduces Recurrent Stroke Risk

Taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke can lower the risk of a recurrent stroke by 80 percent.

By Sherrie Negrea

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.

By Sherrie Negrea

The Best Drug Combo for Clot Prevention

A combination of low-dose aspirin and any of three drugs known as P2Y12 inhibitors can help reduce the risk of blood clots after a heart attack or angioplasty.

By Amy Norton

New Drug Options for Heart Failure

For many people with chronic heart failure, two new drugs, Entresto and Corlanor, might help cut the risk of a hospital stay and possibly prolong their lives.

By Amy Norton

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

By Devon Schuyler

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.

By Laurie Saloman, M.S.

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

If you have heart failure or had a recent heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a potentially lifesaving addition to your pillbox.

By Stephanie Watson

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

By Devon Schuyler

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

Many people at high risk of stroke because of atrial fibrillation either don’t get the right medication or they don’t take their drugs as prescribed.

By Pete Kelly

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.

By Devon Schuyler