Heart Disease Articles
Understanding what stage of heart failure a senior is in and learning how to help them manage their lifestyle to minimize symptoms can provide you both with added comfort and confidence.
New research highlights the power of five steps that could slash an adult's stroke risk in half. Check out the list of simple lifestyle interventions for stroke prevention.
Cholesterol, blood pressure, family history--top cardiac experts disagree which measurements of heart health are most important. Discover the other factor that doctors often overlook.
Broken heart syndrome is a rare, but dangerous, cardiac event that often mimics a heart attack. Learn how to manage strong emotions and stress to avoid serious damage.
Alternative medicine (i.e. naturopathy, qigong, yoga, acupuncture) provide natural, cost-effective alternatives to traditional medical treatments for heart disease.
Heart symptoms should never be taken lightly, especially during the winter months. Use these 6 strategies to shelter your heart from the effect of chilly weather and decadent holiday foods.
Caregivers--especially those who are women--are famous for overlooking their own health concerns. But, when it comes to your heart, discounting certain warning signs as "insignificant" can be dangerous.
Your loved one suffered a heart attack. Thankfully, he or she survived. But that leaves the question: What now? What can you expect after a heart attack? What symptoms are normal and what are not?
More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined, and complications can include heart attack, stroke, and even death. Use these tips to become your own health advocate and help your loved one reduce their risk, too.
Dr. Travis Stork of the popular TV show “The Doctors” shares how you can recognize the signs of heart attack that many people ignore.
Chewing an aspirin during a heart attack increases chance of survival and reduces the chance of death by 23%.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is poor circulation and hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery due to the weakening of its wall. Left untreated, it can rupture and cause death.
Blood clots can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other chronic heart conditions. Keeping an eye out for these symptoms can help to protect your loved one's health.
Angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a heart artery.
What types of foods should a person with heart disease eat...and what should they avoid?
Coronary artery bypass grafting is a type of surgery called revascularization, used to improve blood flow to the heart in people with severe coronary artery disease
What is angina and why is it a dangerous heart condition?
During a hemorrhagic stroke, an artery in the brain bursts, blood spews out into the surrounding tissue.