In an international study of patients with severe heart attacks, Americans had shorter hospital stays but were much more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications
Your resting heart rate is an easy measure of health and fitness, and a new study suggests that a rising rate over time may signal heart problems.
Women are a lot more likely to suffer a broken heart than men, researchers say. The good news is that it probably won’t kill you.
In a head-to-head test of two popular cholesterol-lowering statin drugs — Lipitor and Crestor — both medications worked equally well.
All tweens aged 9 to 11 should have their cholesterol checked to help head off cardiovascular disease early, according to new medical guidelines announced Friday.
A blood-pumping device commonly referred to as the Berlin Heart, which bridges children to transplant while they’re awaiting a heart, is facing imminent approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s already approved in …
An intriguing new study finds a link between human papillomavirus, or HPV, the common sexually transmitted infection that is the cause of most cervical cancer, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women.
It’s hard to think of bacteria as the good guys when it comes to health, but research increasingly shows that the bugs that live in our gut may have a big influence on our well-being. In a new study, scientists find that these …
We know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for the heart, but can a healthy diet really overcome the effect of genes that boost your risk for heart problems?
Even people whose blood pressure is slightly higher than normal may have a significantly increased risk of stroke, finds a new review of past research.
Having children may drain a man’s testosterone, but a large family may also be an indicator of heart health, a new study finds.
Exposure to high levels of traffic pollution may boost your risk of heart attack, according to a new study published on BMJ.com.
Doctors are constantly telling us that prevention is the best medicine, especially when it comes to chronic problems like heart disease. The key to a good prevention strategy is, of course, controlling the risk factors that …