Heart Health

It took heart attack to reveal her heart defect

Growing up, Alanna Gardner learned she couldn't be too active. If she was, she would faint. Sometimes the spells prompted an emergency room visit. Doctors,...

He went for knee surgery and wound up getting a new heart

Just before Mike Wigal was put under for arthroscopic knee surgery, the anesthesiologist stopped the procedure. He needed to check something he saw on...

Irregular heartbeat still shortens life even with drop in deaths

In a new study from Boston University, researchers found deaths related to atrial fibrillation have declined over the last 45 years. But the increasingly common...

Flu may strongly hurt your heart, study finds

The link between influenza and serious heart conditions just grew stronger. In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers examined more than...

This dieting method may protect heart by reducing inflammation

In a new study from Intermountain Heart Institute, researchers found intermittent fasting could increase a key protein that controls inflammation and protects the heart. Intermittent...

For smokers, this may be the first sign of heart disease

It's long been known that smoking greatly raises the risk for heart disease and stroke. But in a new study, researchers found the first sign...

This heart problem strongly increases risk of severe COVID-19 and death

In a new study from Intermountain Healthcare, researchers found that patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart arrhythmia in adults, are...

If you take statins to lower cholesterol, you need to exercise to protect muscles

In a new study from Wageningen University, researchers found a moderate-intensity endurance and resistance exercise training program improves muscle performance in statin users without...

When dancer kept fainting, an EKG finally revealed why

Looking back, Daniela Leonhardt's first indication something was amiss with her heart happened in December 2010, when she fainted before an Irish dance competition. At...

Young sisters battle different types of heart disease

Having spent the day at a cousin's cookout, 25-year-old Kelli Tinney and her 27-year-old sister Amanda went back to their house, turned on the...