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.
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?
Understanding ATTR-CM, an underdiagnosed and previously untreatable cause of heart failure.
Women with familial high cholesterol can typically conceive, carry to term and breastfeed – but there are still important things to consider.
Diabetes is a condition that requires management, which can become a challenge when traveling. Our experts offer some tips on traveling by air or car.
PAD is a chronic condition without a cure, just the kind of disease guaranteed to create a lot of emotions. In Part 3 of three-part series, we talked with psychotherapist Barry Jacobs about the emotions of living with PAD.
In this second part of a three-part series on PAD, we explore risk factors, symptoms and treatments for advanced peripheral artery disease.
Adults with diabetes are two to four rimes more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes – but there are 7.6 million adults in the U.S. with undiagnosed diabetes. And as it goes undiagnosed, it’s doing damage to the body.
Around 2008, a visit to a cardiologist produced a wait-and-see diagnosis. The doctor didn’t say anything more about it, and Susan didn’t ask. She had no idea that a murmur was connected to valve disease.
PAD is a progressive disease that can limit circulation to the limbs, organs and brain. Left untreated, serious consequences like infections – even the need for amputation – may result. Early diagnosis can make a big difference.
Keeping cholesterol under control is essential to our health. Doing so may mean taking prescribed medication. We’ve got the scoop on the various treatments and how they work to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Perhaps you have noticed, your blood pressure fluctuates, sometimes by quite a bit, and considering the many warning we have all heart about high blood pressure, those variations may be worrisome. So, are we right to be worried?