Could treating depression lower your risk of heart attack or stroke? The results of one study — comparing antidepressants and statins — surprised researchers.
Chest pain can be a symptom of coronary artery disease – or a rare disorder called coronary spasm. Learn answers to five top questions about this little-known condition.
Not all enlarged hearts are life threatening. Sometimes they’re a harmless effect of athletic training, known as “athlete’s heart.” Sports cardiology experts can tell the difference.
Beta-blockers are some of the most effective medications for treating heart failure. While side effects and determining dosage can make their use difficult, abruptly stopping them is dangerous.
Experts and studies contend that air pollution can affect respiratory and cardiovascular health. Find out who benefits most from air purifiers.
We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.
Smartphones and power lines can interfere with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. However, while possible, problems are unlikely, say two studies.
For years saturated fats have been considered a health hazard but now researchers are raising questions about whether they’re as harmful as originally thought
If you need surgery for aortic valve disease – you may be worried – wondering what this surgery involves. What are the risks? Will I survive? These questions are even more worrisome when you have other medical conditions or need other heart surgery. But – never fear – your chances for a successful surgery have … Read More
Could PCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of cholesterol-busting drugs, be right for you? Here are 4 things you need to know about these powerful drugs, which can help lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol by up to 50 to 70 percent.