Is sex good for your heart? Get answers to this — and other questions heart patients are afraid to ask — from one of the nation's top cardiologists.
It’s no secret that exercise is a key factor in preventing and treating heart issues. The key to success isn’t as complicated as it might seem: You just need to find an activity that you love, and keep doing it. Here’s how.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?
Keeping your waistline is about more than vanity. It's important for heart health. To cut your risk of heart disease, keep your BMI (body mass index) at 27. This is an estimate of body fat based on your weight and height.
Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else: acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart. It's not a heart attack, but can feel like one.
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.
Stethoscopes have been around since 1816, and they’re still a powerful tool for checking heart health. Find out what your heart can tell your doctor during this simple exam.
Baby boomers need to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle and monitor key indicators to stay heart healthy. Younger people need to pay attention, too, because health risks accrue over time.
Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.
There’s no greater investment you can make than one in your own health. Cardiac rehabilitation offers multiple benefits in one—including a healthier heart, longer life expectancy and weight loss.