Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Is Your Low-Dose Aspirin Too Low to Do You Any Good?

If you’re taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, there’s a good chance you’re not getting the amount you really need.

Cardiovascular Disease

Atrial Fibrillation Gone? You’re Still at Risk for Stroke

Even if your atrial fibrillation was successfully treated, you're still at increased risk for stroke—but you can reduce it.

Cardiovascular Disease

What’s This “Heartbeat” in My Husband’s Stomach?

Your heartbeat belongs in your chest, right? So what does it mean if you feel a pulsating sensation in your stomach? Read on to find out…

Heart Attack

Still Under Stress After a Heart Attack? If You’re a Woman, Your Life Is In Jeopardy

Women who’ve had one heart attack yet continue to ignore their emotional health are at great risk for another heart attack.

Heart

Have AFib? You May Be Able to Drink Coffee After All

Caffeine is safe for most people with heart arrhythmias according to the largest-ever study—and may prevent arrhythmia episodes.

Heart

Is Your CPR Training Course Good Enough?

CPR training courses are not as good as they should be, says the American Heart Association. Here’s how to be sure your CPR training can save lives.

High Blood Pressure

What’s Coffee Doing to My Blood Pressure?

Plenty of things can raise our blood pressure. But caffeine doesn’t affect everyone’s blood pressure the same way. Read on for details…

Heart Attack

Don’t Wait for a Heart Attack to Do Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab is what you do to get into shape after a heart attack, right? Not always. Why it’s smart to start rehab to prevent a heart problem…

At the Heart of It All

How to Hit a Moving Target: Health Information that Keeps Changing

When every day seems to bring different information about how to take care of yourself, what should you really do? Advice from Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum.

Cardiovascular Disease

Pain-Relieving Stretch for Peripheral Artery Disease

A simple stretch relieves the painful hip and leg cramps caused by peripheral artery disease. Learn more…

Heart

How to Avoid Heart Failure, the “Forgotten” Heart Disease

A heart attack is not the only threat facing people who don’t exercise. Here’s how to prevent an incurable condition that slowly robs you of your life.

At the Heart of It All

Personalize Your Heart Disease Prevention Plan

Precision medicine has become extremely helpful in cardiology. And you don’t need expensive tests to figure out what’s right for you.

Cardiovascular Disease

Quiz: What Do You Know About Dangerous Blood Clots?

Blood clots can lead to stroke, heart attack and other dangerous conditions. Take this quiz to see if you know all you should to protect yourself…

Cardiovascular Disease

Do You Need a Statin? Here’s How to Find Out?

Do you need a statin? The best way to know is with a heart CT scan—it can reveal dangerous plaque calcification and help you decide.

High Blood Pressure

Surprising Foods That Lower Your Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure takes more than a daily banana. Fortunately, there are a variety of delicious foods you may never think of. Read on…