Smoking as little as one cigarette a day may be enough to substantially raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research published online in 2018 in the BMJ.
Should you take a daily aspirin to help prevent a heart attack? It depends.
For people with moderate to severe chronic heart failure, treatment options are limited, especially if a person is not a good candidate for other devices used to treat heart failure. But now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device for those patients. The device can be used to treat heart failure in people who don't have other treatment options.
Men with heart disease continue to use prescription testosterone despite FDA warnings that the drugs are associated with cardiovascular risks, according to a 2018 study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
People with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, are at increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia, but not if they take an anticoagulant, suggests a study in Neurology.
Being sedentary for long uninterrupted periods throughout the day increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, a federally funded study of older women, published in Circulation, has confirmed. But that doesn't mean men are off the hook.
Dual use of electronic and regular cigarettes increases heart attack risk more than either smoking or "vaping" alone, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
If you have high cholesterol, one thing you can do is change your diet to see if that lowers your numbers enough so that you don't need to take medication. And one dietary approach—the Portfolio Diet—involves limiting foods that raise blood cholesterol and adding foods that lower it. But does it work? New research says yes—and then some.
In the past, a test for measuring cholesterol levels was typically done by drawing blood after you fasted overnight. According to the latest guideline from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), most people who don't take statins or other cholesterol-lowering drugs no longer need to fast (though it's still OK to do so).
Health literacy is key to preventing and managing heart disease—yet few patients have all the knowledge they need. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your care is optimal.
Even when air quality is not ideal, outdoor physical activity can still benefit your heart, suggests a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in 2018.
After a heart attack, women are less likely than men to receive the recommended high-dose statin treatment. Results of a large U.S. study found that despite efforts to close gender gaps in heart disease treatment, women are still less likely to receive certain effective therapies. The reasons remain unclear.
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