Heart Health

Moderate physical activity lowers heart disease risk in women under 50

Moderate physical activity lowers heart disease risk in women under 50

Spending a cumulative 2.5 hours a week doing recreational physical activity is linked with a 25 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease in...
5 things adults born with heart defects need to know

5 things adults born with heart defects need to know

Congenital heart disease is now far more than a child’s disease. Thanks to incredible advances in congenital heart care, more and more children with congenital...
Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients

Moderate exercise may be beneficial for HCM patients

As one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can push patients into sedentary...
Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular complications. It is...
Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

Having chest pain? Your own stem cells may help with the treatment

A non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells to treat chest pain or angina improved both symptoms and the length...
Why smoking may lead to heart failure

Why smoking may lead to heart failure

Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and reduction in the heart’s pumping ability, two factors associated with increased risk of heart failure. This new...
Many drugs can cause or worsen heart failure, cautions new AHA statement

Many drugs can cause or worsen heart failure, cautions new AHA statement

Commonly used medications and nutritional supplements may cause or worsen heart failure, according to the first scientific statement from the American Heart Association. It aims...
Sedentary time may raise your heart disease risk – sit less, move more

Sedentary time may raise your heart disease risk – sit less, move more

Being sedentary is not just a lack of exercise, it is a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a...
This less invasive procedure may benefit some heart valve patients

This less invasive procedure may benefit some heart valve patients

New recommendations clarify which patients who have malfunctioning heart valves may benefit from artificial valves replaced through a minimally invasive procedure. This can clarify the...
How drinking alcohol every day can hurt your heart

How drinking alcohol every day can hurt your heart

Despite the common perception that moderate alcohol intake is good for the heart, new research suggests long-term alcohol drinking, even as little as one...