Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. But there are factors that put younger men and women at risk. Learn more about risks and prevention.
“Cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same. Two experts explain signs and symptoms of each.
Many people think that taking vitamins and other supplements can support their heart health, but the opposite may be true. None have been proven to help, and some could even be dangerous.
If you’re being treated for a heart condition, medicine cabinet staples such as aspirin and ibuprofen may not be good for you. The same goes for certain antibiotics. Studies have found that these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, clotting, arrhythmia and even death for some heart patients. Know the risks before you take: … Read More
What should you expect from a work-up for heart failure? Here’s what types of test you’ll undergo and possible medications you may need.
Are “heart-healthy” vitamin formulations a good idea? Our experts weigh in.
Are you doing your best to live a heart-healthy lifestyle? If so, you have a lower chance of developing cancer, too. A recent study by the American Heart Association (AHA) found that people practicing healthy heart habits had a significantly lower chance of developing cancer—a 38 percent lower risk to be exact. Heart disease and … Read More
If you need a new heart valve, the replacement may be mechanical or biological. Which is best depends on your age and other factors, but your preferences will also figure in. Find out what you need to know.
The FDA sometimes recalls pacemakers or other implanted heart devices. It may sound frightening, but the risk is very small. A cardiologist highlights what you need to know.
Leaking or narrowing of valves present problems for your heart. Find out what your surgeon will consider when deciding whether a heart valve repair or replacement is best for you.