Heart Health

This simple blood test could help find your risk of heart attack

This simple blood test could help find your risk of heart attack

Research shows the troponin test – currently used to help diagnose a heart attack – could be used to assess future heart disease risk. The...
These heart failure drugs might decrease bad cholesterol like statins

These heart failure drugs might decrease bad cholesterol like statins

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have found that a class of heart failure drugs might decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...
Why people sitting too much have a higher risk of heart attack

Why people sitting too much have a higher risk of heart attack

Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that sedentary behavior like sitting too much is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in...
How well do you know about heart failure to protect yourself?

How well do you know about heart failure to protect yourself?

In the largest German survey on heart failure to date, investigators found that the overall awareness of heart failure has not increased over the...
Most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol

Most major heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol

For decades, national guidelines on which Americans should take cholesterol-lowering medications relied heavily on an individual's level of bad cholesterol (LDL). In 2013, new guidelines...
This new blood test can diagnose heart attacks quicker

This new blood test can diagnose heart attacks quicker

Scientists from King's College London have developed a new blood test that is more sensitive in detecting damaged heart muscle caused by a heart...
Frequent sauna bathing may protect men from dementia and heart disease

Frequent sauna bathing may protect men from dementia and heart disease

Frequent sauna bathing can reduce the risk of dementia, according to a recent study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. In a 20-year...
From heart failure to health: Pump shown to restore organ to fitness

From heart failure to health: Pump shown to restore organ to fitness

As we face a shortage of donated hearts for transplant, the study authors are calling for the devices to be considered as a tool...
Assessing Heart Disease Risk Is Within Arm’s Reach

Assessing heart disease risk is within arm’s reach

Atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, has long been seen as a strong indicator of coronary artery disease, as compared to the...
Forty years, one procedure, millions of people with heart disease are saved

Forty years, one procedure, millions of people with heart disease are saved

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according the Centers for Disease Control, advances...