The second of our four-part series on heart failure featuring the personal story of Queen Latifah and her mom, Rita Owens.
Heart failure sounds catastrophic, and untreated it can be, but with treatment it is a manageable condition.
We asked two experts to clarify a few things about heart transplants in this companion piece to our Winter 2015 cover story, Giving Heart.
25 percent to 30 percent of ischemic strokes are unexplained. In medical language, these are called "cryptogenic strokes." Up to 200,000 survivors annually don’t know what caused their strokes.
Many people live their entire lives and never consider the importance of healthy heart valves. But what happens when a heart valve is not working properly? Heart valve replacement survivor, Robert Epps & expert Dr. Robert Bonow tell us.
Although none of us can change non-modifiable risk factors such as age, gender and family history, we can embrace the modifiable changes we can make.
It’s no longer as simple as seeing how the numbers stack up. New recommendations for managing blood cholesterol are steering high-risk patients and their doctors toward a more personalized approach.
Some risk factors for stroke are exclusive to women, and for this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently published Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women.
We all know that high blood pressure can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke and lead to cardiovascular problems. But did you know it could also impact your sex life?
For decades, women have been striving for equality, but one place they have reached parity is in heart disease. As with men, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women — causing a third of deaths among all women.
You hear so much about blood pressure and how important it is to keep yours within a healthy range. But why is blood pressure so important to our bodies?
If you’ve been told by your healthcare provider that you have high blood pressure, don’t panic—it’s manageable! You can make some simple changes to your lifestyle that can help you get your blood pressure down to a healthy level.