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  • Is there such thing as heart attack triggers?

    Is there such thing as heart attack triggers?

    Download video. Yes, it is possible to give yourself a heart attack and there are at least a dozen ways to do so. Dr. Paula Johnson tells more about the various heart attack triggers and shares ways to decrease your risk.

  • Heart Advances from Harvard: Restless legs syndrome and coronary artery disease risk

    Heart Advances from Harvard: Restless legs syndrome and coronary artery disease risk

    While some studies have suggested a connection between heart disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS), a common condition characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs, usually at night, other studies have failed to confirm this association. Now, a review of the Nurses’ Health Study brings us one step closer to understanding the relationship. […]

  • Research we’re watching: Stiffer arteries linked to amyloid plaques in the brain

    Research we’re watching: Stiffer arteries linked to amyloid plaques in the brain

    High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stiffening of the arteries are well-known contributors to cardiovascular disease. These same factors may also promote the development of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in Neurology, researchers conducted brain scans on 91 elderly men and women. Although none of the […]

  • Obesity raises heart disease risk despite healthy metabolic profile

    Obesity raises heart disease risk despite healthy metabolic profile

    Is there such a thing as metabolically healthy obesity, also known as being “fit but fat”? Not when it comes to coronary artery disease, say the authors of an article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Using computed tomography (CT), the researchers examined the coronary arteries of 14,828 middle-aged men and women […]

  • Atherosclerosis: symptoms and treatments

    Atherosclerosis: symptoms and treatments

    Every organ and tissue in the body needs a supply of fresh, oxygen-rich blood. That blood is delivered to all parts of the body through blood vessels called arteries. A healthy artery is like a clean pipe: It has a smooth lining and is free of blockages that interfere with blood flow. Atherosclerosis is the […]

  • Atrial fibrillation overview

    Atrial fibrillation overview

    Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat fast and irregularly. Normally, the muscular walls of the right and left atria contract at the same time, pumping blood into the lower two chambers (the ventricles). Then the walls of the ventricles contract at the same […]

  • Realizing the promise of Life’s Simple 7

    Realizing the promise of Life’s Simple 7

    Making smart changes in behavior prevents damage to healthy and not-so-healthy arteries. Every day, you make dozens of health-related decisions that influence the long-term well-being of your heart and arteries, from what you put in your mouth to how often you move. These lifestyle choices, along with factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, […]

  • High-tech heart scans: Who might need one?

    High-tech heart scans: Who might need one?

    CT angiography is one of several tests doctors can use to assess your heart’s arteries. For more than half a century, cardiologists have relied on a procedure known as invasive coronary angiography, a test that can reveal dangerous narrowings in the arteries that supply the heart. The test uses a special dye that shows up […]

  • Exercise Stress Test

    Exercise Stress Test

    What is the test? The exercise stress test, also known as the treadmill test or exercise tolerance test, indicates whether your heart gets enough blood flow and oxygen when it’s working its hardest, such as during exercise. Often, stress tests are given to people with chest pain or other symptoms who appear to have coronary […]

  • Green tea may lower heart disease risk

    Here’s what studies have revealed about this popular beverage. Lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease may be as easy as drinking green tea. Studies suggest this light, aromatic tea may lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, which may be responsible for the tea’s association with reduced risk of death from heart disease and stroke. What the […]

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