Cardiovascular Disease

At the Heart of It All

“I’ve Done Everything Right…Why Am I Having Heart Problems?”

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.

Heart Attack

Think You’re Having a Heart Attack? How Chest Pain Is Evaluated in the ER

A scoring system first developed in the Netherlands is a safe and accurate way to determine who needs advanced testing and who doesn’t.

Heart

Is High HDL Cholesterol Always Good?

HDL is known as the “good” type of cholesterol, but that is not always true. How to make sense of your cholesterol readings…

Cardiovascular Disease

The Heart Tests You Really Need—It’s Not Cholesterol

Standard cholesterol blood tests don’t tell your real heart-disease risk. These more-comprehensive heart tests can…

Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure? Hold Off on That Medication

A new study challenges US guidelines to treat everyone with mild hypertension with medication.

Blood Pressure

The Blood Pressure Medicine That May Increase Risk for Lung Cancer

All drugs come with potential side effects, but the leading cause of cancer deaths in the uS shouldn’t be one of them.

Heart Attack

When a Loved One Has a Heart Attack: How to Be the Best Health Advocate

If someone you love has a heart attack, do you know exactly what to do, and in what order? Here is your checklist.

Heart

Stroke Risk Lingers Long After Heart Attack

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

Under Age 40? Your High Blood Pressure Is More Harmful Than You Might Imagine

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…

Heart

Your Atrial Fibrillation Might Not Be Gone After All

A danger lurks for former AFib patients—even if they’ve been told their heart rhythm is back to normal, it might not be.

Cardiovascular Disease

Is the FDA Approving Dangerous Heart Devices?

A new study found that the FDA rushes approval of heart devices. Are you putting your life on the line?

Heart

Is Your Job Giving You Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?

Does your heart pound when deadlines loom? If it’s atrial fibrillation, that could mean a higher risk for stroke and early death.

Cardiovascular Disease

6 Heart Disease Prevention Myths: Aspirin, Omega 3s, Statins and More

“Good” cholesterol isn't so good anymore. Plus, the real story behind daily aspirin, Omega 3s, statins, HDL cholesterol, inflammation and more.

Heart

You Can Have an MRI Even with an Older Pacemaker

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.

At the Heart of It All

How to Protect Your Heart from Bad News

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.