LDL cholesterol — the so-called “bad” cholesterol — is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests.
Having Type 2 diabetes or heart failure independently increases the risk for getting the other, and both often occur together, further worsening a patient’s health, quality of life and care costs, a new report says.
You’ve vowed to lose weight. You step on the scale to mark the starting point toward your goal. Now, how often should you hop back on to check your progress?
Being active, in all forms and at all ages, is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and improve overall health and well-being. It aids weight control and fitness and it can help in recovering from a heart episode or procedure.
Mark Ridder found out he had a heart murmur at age 14. He didn’t have a diagnosis — bicuspid aortic valve stenosis — till he was 42. It didn’t get fixed till he was 60.
If you care about your risk for heart disease and stroke, you should understand cholesterol’s role in heart health. How does one go about setting goals to keep their cholesterol levels from putting them at risk?
Half of America’s 3.8 billion annual prescriptions are used incorrectly or never filled. Pharmacist Heather Free explains how to get a medication education.
Poppy Sundeen knew her mother had heart problems, but she never considered the sore on her leg was a clue. She learned about peripheral artery disease (PAD) the hard way.
Both her parents expected they were getting a beautiful, healthy baby girl. A couple days later, they were told that their baby had a heart murmur in the aortic valve.
Ruth Mercado didn’t feel her doctor was taking her symptoms seriously. Because she works for the American Heart Association, she knew she needed to find a new doctor – thank goodness she did.