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.
Improving health is part of the prescription for anyone with cardiac issues. Understanding how to set reasonable goals — and achieving them — can lead to living longer and a better quality of life.
A new generation of tobacco products threatens to addict a new generation of users to nicotine, a report warns.
A new study shows people with mild heart defects have an increased risk of cardiovascular problems later in life.
Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other greenery can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study.