With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

Healthy adults who do not keep their LDL-C, or “bad cholesterol,” in check are more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular disease than peers with lower cholesterol levels, a U.S. study suggests.

The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a large study suggests.

Continuing its efforts to address high prescription drug costs, insurer Highmark entered into a new outcomes-based contract with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance (empagliflozin), an oral medicine indicated to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, and also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

BioSpace reports that China expects to see exponential industry growth by 2022 and Lilly has added to that growth via a partnership with China’s National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen.

Outcome Health, which provides health education at the moment of care to improve patient outcomes, announced today an initiative with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the first national patient-centered organization solely focused on women’s heart disease.

People who exercise five days a week for 30 minutes significantly reduce their risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new international study.

FDA accepted for Priority Review an sNDA for Xarelto for a 10 mg once-daily dose for reducing the risk of VTE after at least six months of standard anticoagulant therapy.

Coconut oil raises ‘bad’ cholesterol in the same way as other foods high in saturated fats like butter and beef, according to the American Heart Association.