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SimpleScience@Heart: Caffeine may perk up your blood vessels

Caffeine could help your small blood vessels work better. In a recent study of 27 healthy people 22-30 years old, those who drank 5 ounces of caffeinated coffee had better blood flow in their fingers over the next hour compared …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Bedtime aspirin may reduce risk of morning heart attack

Taking aspirin at bedtime instead of in the morning might reduce acute heart events, according a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Low-dose daily

Sudden cardiac arrest not always so sudden

Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Ore., more

SimpleScience@Heart: Sudden cardiac arrest not always so sudden

Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden. In a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013, more than half of 567 men who experienced

SimpleScience@Heart: Kids less fit today than those in 1970s

Your kids may not be as fit as you when you were their age. Cardiovascular endurance has significantly declined in children 9-17 years old compared with kids the same

SimpleScience@Heart: Hearty magic act: Disappearing stent keeps arteries open three years

Propping open clogged heart arteries with a “disappearing stent” has worked well for three years in the first people implanted with the unique device, according to research presented

SimpleScience@Heart: Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers

When Sesame Street characters talk about heart health, your kids may listen — and learn. After five months of lessons from Sesame Street characters, preschoolers in Bogotá, Colombia improved

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Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature on way to hospital did not help outcomes

Lowering cardiac arrest patients’ body temperature with cold intravenous fluids right after resuscitation and on the way to the hospital didn’t help survival or neurological outcome, according to

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Childhood cancer treatment takes toll on hearts of survivors

Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of

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Environmental toxins linked to heart defects

Children’s congenital heart defects may be associated with their mothers’ exposure to specific mixtures of environmental toxins during pregnancy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s