Heart Health

Low health literacy may harm your heart health

In a new study, researchers from Vanderbilt University found that patients hospitalized with a cardiovascular event are more likely to die within one year...

Traumatic childhood could increase heart disease risk in adulthood

Children who grow up in distressing or traumatic environments are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke by the time they reach...

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase heart attack risk more in women

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of a heart attack more in women than in men, new research from The George...

This drug could reduce the risk of second heart attack or stroke

In a new study, researchers found that the cholesterol-lowering drug alirocumab reduced the chance of having additional heart problems or stroke. The clinical trial involved...

High blood pressure could pose heart/stroke risk for people under 40

In a new study, Duke researchers found people younger than age 40 who have high blood pressure are at increased risk of heart failure,...

How dementia and cardiovascular disease are connected

Several studies have linked breakdowns in the brain's blood vessels to Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. The findings are presented at Neuroscience 2018, the annual...

Eating Montmorency tart cherry for a healthy heart

Wearing red has become a popular way to support the prevention of heart disease, the #1 killer of women. Now new research suggests eating red...

New reason why vegetables and fish could benefit your heart

In a new study, researchers found that high levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and vegetables —may...

Just one energy drink may hurt your blood vessel function

Young, healthy adults experienced notably diminished blood vessel function soon after consuming one energy drink, according to preliminary research. The study to be presented in...

Opioid use may increase risk of dangerous heart rhythm disorder

Opioid use appears to increase a person's risk for developing atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart-rhythm disorder known to cause strokes, according to new research. The...