Heart Health

Waist circumference is a stronger predictor of heart disease in diabetics than either overall body weight or BMI

Waist circumference is a stronger predictor of heart disease in diabetics than either overall...

A new study from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and Johns Hopkins University lends more evidence to the idea that it’s better to be...
Statins may help lower risk of cardiac events for some patients

Statins may help lower risk of cardiac events for some patients

Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease, according to an article published...
Sexual function problems prevalent among younger adults following heart attack

Sexual function problems prevalent among younger adults following heart attack; more common among women

Among men and women 18 to 55 years of age, more than half of women and just under half of men had sexual function...
Signs of stress in the brain may signal future heart trouble

Signs of stress in the brain may signal future heart trouble

New research shows that individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also have more evidence of inflammation...
A fatty liver may result in a broken heart

“A fatty liver may result in a broken heart,” according to new research

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is primarily the cause of death of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The extent to which NAFLD itself, rather than...
Older adults need better blood pressure and cholesterol control to prevent cardiovascular disease

Older adults need better blood pressure and cholesterol control to prevent cardiovascular disease

The leading cause of death in the elderly, the fastest growing segment of the population, is cardiovascular disease (CVD). Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly...
Higher intensity of statin therapy associated with lower death in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Higher intensity of statin therapy associated with lower death in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular...

Among more than 500,000 patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, researchers found an inverse association between intensity of statin therapy and mortality, with patients who...
Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese

Heart attack patients getting younger, more obese

Despite increased understanding of heart disease risk factors and the need for preventive lifestyle changes, patients suffering the most severe type of heart attack...
Silent heart attacks can still be deadly

Silent heart attacks can still be deadly

Every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. And according to a new study, half of them don’t even know it....
Even frail, older adults could benefit from intensive blood pressure reduction

Even frail, older adults could benefit from intensive blood pressure reduction

Adults with hypertension who are age 75 years and older, including those who are frail and with poor overall health, could benefit from lowering...