Heart Health

Heart risks in middle age may boost dementia risk later in life

Heart risks in middle age may boost dementia risk later in life

People who have heart disease risks in middle age – such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking – are at higher risk for...
Congenital heart defects linked to higher risk of dementia

Congenital heart defects linked to higher risk of dementia

Being born with a heart defect may raise the odds of later developing dementia, especially early-onset dementia, a new study finds. Each year, at least...
Traumatic events take toll on the heart

Traumatic events take toll on the heart

Today it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood...
Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Best time to screen for sleep apnea after heart attack

Conducting a diagnostic sleep test shortly after a heart attack can help doctors rule out sleep apnea, a form of disordered breathing during sleep,...
Yoga and aerobic exercise together may lower heart disease risk

Yoga and aerobic exercise together could lower heart disease risk

Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels...
Heart health

To lower your dementia risk later in life, protect your heart in middle age

People who have heart disease risks in middle age - such as diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking - are at higher risk for...
Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Energy drinks may harm people with genetic heart problems

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events including cardiac arrest in individuals not known to have a specific heart disease of genetic origin. Scientists...
Who Is at Risk of Heart Failure?

Who is at risk of heart failure?

About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. Heart failure is more...
People with atrial fibrillation need to pay attention to dementia risk

People with atrial fibrillation need to pay attention to dementia risk

Atrial fibrillation patients who use the drug, warfarin, to prevent harmful blood clots from forming in their hearts to lower risk of stroke are...
Inactivity, excess weight linked to hard-to-treat heart failures

Inactivity, excess weight linked to hard-to-treat heart failures

Lack of exercise and excessive weight are strongly associated with a type of heart failure that has a particularly poor prognosis, UT Southwestern Medical...