Cardiovascular Disease

High Blood Pressure

Melon Lowers Blood Pressure

Make the Most of Health Benefits from Summer Melons As though anyone needs an excuse to indulge in a cool,…

Heart

Blood Thinners: Too Risky?

A good friend of mind had a serious heart attack several years ago. He survived but was left with congestive…

High Blood Pressure

New Hope for Pulmonary Hypertension

Cutting-Edge Care Brings Specialists Together Sometimes it is not technology or a new medication that makes the greatest difference in…

Cardiovascular Disease

The Artist’s Way to Heart Health

The Connection Between Artistic Expression and Heart Health Remember when, as a child, you happily drew and painted pictures and…

Heart

Latest (and Greatest) Heart Disease Test

Picture this -- you’re feeling healthy, then at a routine physical your doctor finds a substance in your blood that…

High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Medication Breakthrough

Scientists Develop Precise Tool to Identify Optimal Blood Pressure Prescription People who take blood pressure medications may not realize how…

High Blood Pressure

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure (Part 1)

Control Your Blood Pressure by Eating These Delicious and Healthful Foods One-third of adults in this country have high blood…

Heart Attack

Are You Doing Everything You Can to Prevent a Heart Attack?

You already know the best ways to prevent a heart attack—give up cigarettes if you smoke…get regular exercise…lose weight if…

Heart

A Better Tool to Measure Heart Risk

New research suggests that ultrasound may be "ultra good" at diagnosing heart disease in people not technically categorized as being…

High Blood Pressure

A Quandry for Those With High Blood Pressure

My brother-in-law has high blood pressure and a family history of stroke. So in addition to taking antihypertension medication, he…

Heart

HEPA Filters Reduce Heart Risks

Most people know that pollution can aggravate lung diseases like asthma, but the American Heart Association warns that polluted air…

Cardiovascular Disease

Stent to Avoid Amputation

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) doesn’t sound like such a big deal — until you hear that every year, 100,000 Americans must…

High Blood Pressure

New Clue to Controlling Hypertension

Hormone Fix for Treatment-Resistant High Blood Pressure You may never have heard of aldosterone -- many people haven’t -- but…

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attack?

Know the Difference to Save a Life A heart attack and cardiac arrest are the same, right? Wrong. While many…

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Living with Heart Disease

Getting along with your spouse and keeping your cell phone in the right place are just two of the doctor's…