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Changing the way we view women's heart attack symptoms

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.

Sleep habits, like diet and exercise, should be included in a tool used to measure our risk for heart disease.

How a happy relationship can help your health

Loving relationships aren't just the stuff of candy hearts – they have significant influence on our physical health.

Heart Insight monthly e-newsletter replaces quarterly issues

This Heart Insight Summer 2020 issue will be the final quarterly issue of our digital magazine. But we’re not going anywhere!

Working too much could lead to high blood pressure

People who put in long hours at the office may be more likely to have high blood pressure, which could cause heart disease, a new study shows.

Diets low in cholesterol can help reduce heart disease, stroke risk

Although research doesn't support a specific numerical limit on cholesterol from food, eating less is best, according to a new advisory.

Could fish oil fight inflammation?

Properly formulated enriched fish oil supplements may increase the levels of anti-inflammatory molecules in the bloodstream, according to a new study.

Heavy drinking may cause heart damage before symptoms appear

Drinking too much alcohol may cause heart injury, stretching of the heart wall and inflammation before symptoms arise, according to a new study.

Why AHA's 2030 goal is so important

The American Heart Association’s new 10-year goals are extremely ambitious: to extend health live expectancy for people everywhere by 2030.

Sleeping less than 6 hours may raise risk of cancer, even death

Adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke who don't get at least six hours of sleep a night face serious health risks, new research suggests.

Taking blood pressure at home may better predict heart problem in black adults

Despite high blood pressure levels, few young adults are being treated for the disease.

These diets helped women with diabetes cut heart attack, stroke risk

Cardiovascular disease is a serious threat to women who have diabetes, but diets like Mediterranean and DASH could help them, new research shows.
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The Ups & Downs of Blood Pressure

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?

The Anxiety of Survival: Living in the Wake of a Pulmonary Embolism

Ellie Brady was the picture of health, a wife and mother training for a half marathon. On a nine-mile training run she got out of breath. As the week progressed so did her symptoms — back pain, chest pain, uncontrollable chills — until she could no longer ignore them.

After a Heart Attack: What Happens Now? (Part One)

If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part After A Heart Attack series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.

The Early Stages of Peripheral Artery 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.

Lower Blood Pressure & Cholesterol According to the Latest AHA Guideline

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.
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Walking the Talk

After undergoing surgery to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle, Sharon Bond founded a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease.

A Closer Look at Cholesterol Medication Myths

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 Should My Cholesterol Goals Be?

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?

When Protein Origami Goes Wrong

Understanding ATTR-CM, an underdiagnosed and previously untreatable cause of heart failure.

Familial High Cholesterol & Pregnancy

Women with familial high cholesterol can typically conceive, carry to term and breastfeed – but there are still important things to consider.

Traveling with Diabetes

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.

Dealing with Feelings

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.

The Advanced Stages of PAD

In this second part of a three-part series on PAD, we explore risk factors, symptoms and treatments for advanced peripheral artery disease.

Hidden Dangers of Undiagnosed Diabetes

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.

Strong Survivor

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.
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Articles, poems and art submitted by heart disease survivors and their loved ones.

Life's Simple 7

Improving your health is as easy as minding seven simple health factors and behaviors. Tips and information to help you improve your health and enhance your quality of life.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These heart patients, their loved ones and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.