A major new study links testosterone replacement therapy to increased risks of heart attack, stroke or death. Why this should be a warning to both patients and doctors.
Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.
When it comes to stroke, it’s important to understand your risk and to work closely with your doctor. It comes down to knowing your risk factors, experts say. Here are four things you need to know about stroke.
The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.
A new study shows that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may allow for better treatment decisions when someone has a stroke – and ultimately, better outcomes.
New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
Many people who have normal blood pressure at home may see an increase at the doctor’s office, a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Now, research is showing that this condition may not be as harmless as once believed.
When statins don’t lower cholesterol enough or cause intolerable side effects, PCSK9 inhibitors promise to be an excellent alternative.
People who are committed to keeping their hearts healthy have a good chance of staving off cancer, too, researchers say.
Many heart patients do aspirin therapy as prescribed by their doctors as a preventive measure. But as more people self prescribe aspirin in an effort to be heart healthy, it is important for a doctor to review your case and determine that aspirin is appropriate for you.