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Cardiovascular diseases affect nearly half of American adults, statistics show

Nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease, a percentage that reflects recently updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure,...

Tips for a heart-healthy workout

Eryn Smith is passionate about exercise. It all began nine years ago when he decided to take control of his health, resolving to mitigate his...

Is your racing heart a sign of this heart disease?

If you’ve ever experienced a sudden racing heartbeat, you know how unsettling the feeling can be. While there are many potential causes of a fast...

6 unusual signs that your heart may be unhealthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This means every year about 1 million lives are lost. The heart and...

Could this common diabetes drug treat heart failure?

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might offer a way to treat a type of heart failure predicted to affect...

These 6 surprising signs may signal an unhealthy heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This means every year about 1 million lives are lost. The heart and...

How cancer linked to heart health

Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack. The American Heart Association notes that heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of...

How many push-ups can you do? It may show your heart disease risk

In a new study, researchers found active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease...

4 things may increase your stroke and heart attack risks

In a recent study, researchers found fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher...

Most triggers for irregular heartbeat could be easily modified

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of...