The AHA says it is issuing the guidelines because studies have consistently found a link between added sugars and conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease.
Thanks to participants in clinical trials, health care providers can save more lives every day and continue to improve national healthcare practice standards.
Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking also is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease – and the habit can drastically shorten your life.
Laughter, happiness and a sense of humor actually can help you to stay healthy. Research suggests laughter can decrease stress hormones, reduce artery inflammation and increase your ‘good’ cholesterol.
Some risk factors for heart disease — such as advancing age, or a family history — are beyond your control. Others are completely up to you. Managing these controllable risk factors can go a long way toward reducing your risk of developing heart disease.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand in most people’s minds. After all, these two vital signs usually are measured at the same time at the doctor’s office. But each measures distinctly different factors related to your heart health.
Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.
Can you really eat more food and still lose weight? You can if you focus on eating more good foods than bad. A dietitian explains how it works.
When you’re at risk of dangerous blood clots, your doctor will usually prescribe blood-thinning medicine. But if drugs aren’t an option, a temporary filter placed below your kidneys can protect you. Learn when these filters should be removed.
Heart transplant is the best treatment for people with end-stage heart failure. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough donor hearts to go around. Many patients die waiting for one. But Cleveland Clinic heart transplant specialist Eileen Hsich, MD, has proposed a way to fix the problem.