Winter means flu season. And, for those living with chronic conditions, such as heart disease, the flu can be seriously dangerous.
Cholesterol-lowering medications has been thoroughly studied and proven to reduce heart disease risk. Yet, misconceptions persist. Taking a look at some of the myths and why they’re not true.
What to know about sexual intimacy and heart disease.
High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because there are no obvious warning signs. That might explain why nearly half of people diagnosed with it aren’t worried about having a heart attack or stroke.
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation could help many patients recover from heart attacks, surgery or other serious problems, but not enough people get it, a new report says.
While doctors have been divided about what level of blood pressure is safe for someone with diabetes, a new study suggests that more intensive intervention is better.
Every year, Americans spend $22 billion on chocolate. While a box of chocolates may seem like the opposite of healthy, experts say it’s less about the occasional small indulgence and more about making good everyday food choices.
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.