Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.
Women fare worse then men after a heart attack, with longer hospital stays and a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital afterwards. The good news is the death rates for women after a heart attack are declining.
Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.
You can improve your blood pressure and overall heart health even if you start exercising after 40, research shows. Doctors stress that it is never too late to start moving.
Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.
All medications and supplements, no matter how seemingly harmless, should be discussed with your cardiologists first. Learn which medications to be wary of.
Outcomes of heart surgery are measured to help improve programs nationwide. Risk adjustment is used, along with risk models that predict group risk versus individual risk, like low, medium or high. Learn more on how to measure your risk of heart surgery.
Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier.
Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.