Heart Health

This blood pressure recording could predict heart disease best

High blood pressure is the most important treatable risk factor for diseases of the heart and the arterial system. Although heart and vascular disease are...

How to have healthy arteries and veins

Our vascular system is our body’s unsung hero. Arteries transport nourishing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout tissues; veins carry the deoxygenated, waste-filled blood back to...

After stroke, an ‘astounding’ risk of heart problems

Women and men have a much higher risk of dangerous heart problems soon after their first stroke compared to people without stroke, even if...

This number may predict coronary artery disease effectively

Because coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death worldwide, there is tremendous attention given to its risk factors. Estrogen protects women’s cardiovascular...

This hormone may reduce irregular heartbeat, inflammation

As a healthy heart ages, it becomes more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. Though researchers have discovered that relaxin, an insulin-like hormone, suppresses atrial fibrillation (AF),...

Half of women with heart failure may get the wrong treatment

In a new study review, researchers from the University of Bergen says that half of the women with heart failure may get the wrong...

First-time marathon may reduce blood pressure, arterial stiffness, vascular aging

In a new study, researchers found that running a marathon for the first time could have several health benefits. They found that for first-time marathon...

This inexpensive drug combo may prevent stroke, heart attack, heart failure

A recent study found that an inexpensive therapy that includes four common drugs could help prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. The therapy includes...

Keto diets and heart health: The risk you should know

Touted by celebrities as a quick way to lose substantial weight, the ketogenic diet might seem counterintuitive to good heart health. After all, it’s a...

These diets are naturally low in cholesterol and can protect your heart

In a new Scientific Advisory, researchers suggest that reducing dietary cholesterol by focusing on overall heart-healthy diets remains good advice for keeping artery-clogging LDL...

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