The aortic valve is the heart valve most likely to cause problems as we get older. But another valve, the mitral valve, can also cause trouble. For people in their 60s, the most common mitral valve problem is regurgitation.
Your heart rate during exercise, as well as at rest, can tell you a lot about how fit you are-and perhaps even some other things about your health. Here's what to know about your heart rate.
A minimally invasive procedure can help provide patients with a speedy recovery--and satisfaction.
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…
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.