New drug fizzles at raising HDL

With the failure of torcetrapib, a drug that its maker hoped would raise HDL cholesterol, people seeking to lower their heart disease risk should rely on traditional strategies: exercise, diet, weight control. (Locked) More »

Heart Beat: Fatal attraction?

A new, stronger type of magnet used in some jewelry and clothing can interfere with the operation of a pacemaker or other implanted cardiac device if placed too close to it. (Locked) More »

In Brief

More Americans have their hypertension under control. Folic acid does not prevent heart attacks. Exercise after heart surgery is safe and beneficial. Program your cell phone with an emergency contact. (Locked) More »