Heart Disease

The heart is one of the most vital organs. Learn about how to care for it with our articles on heart disease causes, signs and prevention.

My “Shortness of Breath” Turned Out to Be Chronic Heart Failure

This woman thought her symptoms were simply from asthma and allergies. Her doctor even agreed. Then, she took a turn for the worse.

Almost 14,000 Assistive Heart Devices Have Been Recalled Nationwide

The FDA calls this "the most serious type of recall," alerting healthcare providers as well as patients about these products...


This Man’s “Cold” Turned Out to Be a Massive Heart Attack

Not everyone gets chest pain and numb arms with a heart attack. Ed thought all he needed was some decongestant...


How to Use an AED: The Device That Saved My Life

A bystander's fast action with an automated external defibrillator, or AED, saved Danny Berger's life after he went into sudden...


What It Means When Your Heart Skips a Beat—and 9 Things That Cause It

Just about anything could make your heart skip a beat, but doctors gave us the most common reasons.

Insurance Will Now Cover Popular Weight Loss Drugs for Some Patients

The update is calling major insurance providers to review their positions on the matter—while authorities emphasize the new...


Fasting for Just 3 Days Per Week Can Lead to a Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers found fasting and calorie restriction generally improved cardiovascular metrics, but following this particular schedule could yield major...

New Research: Women Who Did This 2-3 Times Weekly Saw 30% Lower Risk of Death from Heart Disease

Expert Doctors: Here’s How To Prepare Your Heart for Daylight Saving Time

Brighter evenings are a treat, but the time change is a silent physiological stressor—and for a certain group,...


This New 1-Minute Test Can Determine Heart Attack Risk in the Next 6 Months

Plug a few simple details into this online tool to help evaluate your risk of heart attack and gain proactive...


5 Mini Heart Attack Symptoms Expert Doctors Say Are Commonly Missed

Expert doctors share mini heart attack symptoms that are often subtle or mistaken, and how to help identify when medical...

Baking Soda for Heartburn: An Expert Doctor Explains What To Know

Need instant relief from that pesky heartburn? Find out why a household staple could be a solution, according to...


New Study: If Your Partner Does This, It Could Be Raising Your Blood Pressure

A recent study across four countries suggests one huge factor for your heart health might just be sitting across the...


Follow Your Heart to Wellness: 29 Days to a Healthier Heart

A February journey to inspire healthy choices for your heart, based on recent research and cardiologists' recommendations—complete with your grocery...


5 Foods to Avoid If You Have Heart Palpitations, According to a Cardiologist

A Mayo Clinic-trained heart doctor shares the worst foods for heart palpitations, along with potentially heart-steadying bites.


This Is the Best Exercise for Heart Health, According to a Cardiologist

Top heart experts reveal the best exercise for a strong heart, plus share essential tips for a sustainable fitness...

Relying on This Type of Alarm Clock Could Increase Blood Pressure, Says New Research

It's called the "morning blood pressure surge," which non-early birds might not find shocking. Here's how science suggests you can...


New Research: Drinking This May Increase Heart Risk by 50%

You've heard you can't exercise away a bad diet. A new study examined a particular aspect of diet and found...


Experts: Here’s Why December Is the Biggest Month for Heart Attacks

Experts share important data: While it's the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the most dangerous....


Here’s How Long You Have To Get Help When You Feel Heart Attack Symptoms, Say Expert Doctors

"Time is muscle," says a doctor. Cardiac symptoms trigger a race against time, but just how long do you have...


Heart Attack Rates Could Increase if Daylight Saving Time Disappears, Say Expert Doctors

"This is a very powerful signal that demonstrates the importance of a good night’s sleep," says a heart doctor.


Doing This Simple Exercise Daily Could Reduce Heart Disease Risk by 20%

Step right up: This action might get you puffing, but a new study led by researchers at Harvard and Tulane...


New Research: Statins Might Also Slash Risk of the Most Prevalent Cancer

A Swedish medical study has found that a widely prescribed cholesterol med might be hiding additional powers in fighting inflammation—and...


New Data: Having This Kind of Job May Double Heart Disease Risk

The American Heart Association shares new research that demonstrates how much your health might depend on you moving on from...


New Data: 70% of Heart Attack and Stroke Patients Were Unaware This “Bad” Symptom Affect...

A new American Heart Association survey found that heart attack and stroke survivors were unfamiliar with a key cholesterol...

5 Surprising AFib Triggers, from a Cardiologist

What can you do to lower your risk for the irregular heart rhythm condition atrial fibrillation (AFib)? Here are...


6 Silent Signs of AFib, According to a Cardiologist

An irregular heartbeat can raise your risk for heart failure and stroke. With up to 6 million Americans estimated to...


Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Mental Strength of Dealing with a Heart Diagnosis

The six-time NBA champion, now 76, shares that he ignored the warning signs: "You've got to go do something about...


New Study: Doing This Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Heart Arrhythmia and Stroke

New research from Taiwan shows the protective powers of staying fit against atrial fibrillation and stroke.


This One Symptom Could Warn of Cardiac Arrest in 24 Hours

New research suggests that telltale symptoms may appear before cardiac arrest, and knowing how to recognize them can be lifesaving.


New Study: Here’s What Happens to Your Heart on a Hot Day

Recent Penn State research reveals the silent cardiovascular risks that can emerge in the face of a warming climate.