If you have diabetes and your legs and ankles swell (edema), compress stockings can help—if you get the right kind. Learn more…
Heart disease may be preventable 80% of the time, but 20% of the time, it is difficult or impossible to make an impact with lifestyle choices alone.
A scoring system first developed in the Netherlands is a safe and accurate way to determine who needs advanced testing and who doesn’t.
HDL is known as the “good” type of cholesterol, but that is not always true. How to make sense of your cholesterol readings…
Standard cholesterol blood tests don’t tell your real heart-disease risk. These more-comprehensive heart tests can…
A new study challenges US guidelines to treat everyone with mild hypertension with medication.
All drugs come with potential side effects, but the leading cause of cancer deaths in the uS shouldn’t be one of them.
If someone you love has a heart attack, do you know exactly what to do, and in what order? Here is your checklist.
Increased risk for stroke after heart attack (myocardial infarction) lasts three times longer than was thought. Here’s what you need to know…and do.
High blood pressure mainly affects older adults, but it can also occur earlier in life. Here’s what can happen when it occurs before age 40…
A danger lurks for former AFib patients—even if they’ve been told their heart rhythm is back to normal, it might not be.
A new study found that the FDA rushes approval of heart devices. Are you putting your life on the line?
Does your heart pound when deadlines loom? If it’s atrial fibrillation, that could mean a higher risk for stroke and early death.
“Good” cholesterol isn’t so good anymore. Plus, the real story behind daily aspirin, Omega 3s, statins, HDL cholesterol, inflammation and more.
Even older cardiac implantable electronic devices are safe for MRI—but not all hospitals are on board with doing it. Here’s what you need to know.
Bad news combined with the empathetic nature of many women has caused symptoms of stress and heart disease to surge. Five ways to protect your heart.
Your risk for heart attack, stroke and death rise dramatically if certain cardiovascular markers go up and down. Read more.
A new study offers warnings about this under-researched type of heart attack that affects men and women equally.
Differences in blood pressure between arms can signal health problems, including serious ones. Here’s what you need to know.
High blood pressure is a known risk factor for dementia. But at what age does the risk start? It’s earlier than you probably think. Recent research…