Heart Health

A cardiac arrest hit while cycling. Months later, he was hiking

Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful consulting company...

Only alcohol—not caffeine, diet or lack of sleep—might harm your heart rhythm

In a new study from UC San Francisco, researchers tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on...

People with stroke and heart disease should use opioids cautiously

The continued rise in opioid overdose deaths has health experts concerned about the drugs’ impact on heart and brain health. In a recent paper published...

After 2 heart attacks, she may need a new heart. But first comes her...

On her way to watch her beloved Kansas City Chiefs play in 2016, Leah Huss felt sensations far different from the usual pre-game jitters. There...

She refuses to let a heart-stopping moment slow her

Creating art and tackling do-it-yourself projects are soothing pastimes for many people, and 37-year-old Amy Cavaliere is one of them. The mother of three from...

This drug combo can halve your risk of heart attack, stroke

In a recent study published in The Lancet, researchers found a combination therapy of aspirin, statins and at least two blood pressure drugs can...

Cholesterol can drive plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found cholesterol manufactured in the brain appears to play a...

Vitamin K may lower your heart disease risk by a third

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin...

Cannabis use disorder may be linked to growing number of heart attacks

At a time of increasing legalization of marijuana, a growing number of people under 50 diagnosed with cannabis use disorder were later hospitalized for...

Should you take aspirin to prevent heart attacks?

If you take a daily aspirin to help decrease your chance of a heart attack or stroke, you should check in with your health...