When you have a blockage in your left anterior descending artery (LAD), or “widow maker,” you may have a lower rate of survival from a heart attack than when the other two coronary arteries are blocked. Learn how you can take steps for better heart health now.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death when damaged hearts develop dangerous arrhythmias. They improve survival even if your heart has little damage, a new study confirms.
Radiation therapy for head and neck cancers improves outcomes and even saves lives. However, the treatment also can have an unwanted side effect: Damage to blood vessels in the neck. Watch as one of our vascular surgeons explains.
Atrial fibrillation is alarming, and experts say it's more dangerous than previously thought, but you can help control afib by watching what you eat.
When a too-large or too-small stent becomes clogged with plaque and you have restenosis, cardiologists can re-open the artery for better blood flow.
Feeling down hurts your heart, say two new studies that examine links between depression and heart disease, and how exercise helps both.
When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.
New analysis of old studies says saturated fats may not be the main diet culprit in heart disease. But experts say current diet guidelines are still your best bet. Here's why.
Inflammation doesn’t just occur with injury or infection, but can also affect your heart. It’s a driver for coronary heart disease, and is measured with a simple blood test. Statins may even reduce inflammation. Learn more.
Relaxing in a hot tub sounds appealing, but if you have a heart condition, indulging in a steaming soak can cause problems. Limiting tub time and staying hydrated help reduce risk.