Heart Health

5 risk factors of metabolic syndrome

5 risk factors of metabolic syndrome

Your doctor will diagnose metabolic syndrome based on the results of a physical exam and blood tests. You must have at least three of the...
8 common signs of a heart attack everyone should know

8 common signs of a heart attack everyone should know

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that often is shown on TV or in the movies. In one study, for...
How to live healthily after a heart attack

How to live healthily after a heart attack

Many people survive heart attacks and live active, full lives. If you get help quickly, treatment can limit damage to your heart muscle. Less heart...
New clues to causes of heart failure

New clues to causes of heart failure

Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don't fully...
This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

This heartbeat therapy might harm the brain

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions when it is performed on the...
Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Hearts need proper care, maintenance — just like cars

Timely car maintenance is usually high on people’s to-do lists; but proper heart maintenance often gets left off completely. Experts at Utah Valley Hospital want...
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of heart surgery

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery - even on the day of surgery, according to an article...
What you should know about treatment for genetic heart disease

What you should know about treatment for genetic heart disease

Heart disease often runs in families, meaning certain characteristics of a family history could point to a genetic heart disorder, such as Marfan syndrome,...
Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Healthy diet is as effective as statins to protect your heart

Replacing foods high in saturated fats with foods with unsaturated fats can reduce one’s heart disease risk as much as cholesterol lowering drugs statins,...
Drug Evolocumab could significantly reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Drug evolocumab could significantly reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Evolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol. It...

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