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.

12 Symptoms of Myocarditis

Is your racing heart a panic attack, or something scarier? Two MDs share the symptoms of myocarditis you should know...especially...


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.

9 Symptoms of Pericarditis—Heart Inflammation That Can Feel Like a Heart Attack

Two medical doctors explain how to recognize this illness that's gained attention in connection with COVID-19.


This Zero-Calorie Sweetener Was Just Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke

What you need to know about erythritol, a common sugar replacement used in low-calorie, low-carbohydrate and keto products.

4 Easy Metrics That Help Gauge Your Heart Health (and That You Can Measure Yourself)

Knowing the symptoms of cardiovascular disease is a key to prevention. One cardiologist says monitoring these heart-health...


7 Drinks That Lower High Blood Pressure

Sipping something fun brings a little joy to the day. If you're managing high blood pressure, these beverages can...


The 3 Foods This Cardiologist NEVER Eats—and 5 Foods He Eats Every Day

With cardiovascular disease still the leading cause of death in America, this heart doctor lets you in on his own...


This Is the Best Diet for Your Heart, Says New Report

For once, the Mediterranean diet didn't take the top spot. Nutrition wellness experts say this diet's guidelines can help you...

The Most Heart Attacks Happen This One Day of the Year—Doctors’ Tips to Prevent ‘Holiday...

Death from heart attacks occur at the highest rate over the holidays. Here’s how to protect yourself...


Skipping This Meal Can Increase Your Heart Disease Risk, Says New Study

A recent study dove deeper into the debate about why you shouldn't skip this pivotal meal. Here are an...


Eating This Nut May Reduce Heart Disease Risk, New Study Says

Cracking more of this powerful little nut into your diet can be one simple way to possibly lower your chance...


Do Statins Work for Everybody? A UCLA Cardiologist Weighs In

For people with high cholesterol or increased cardiovascular risk, statins seem to be a common answer. Yet a heart...


A UCLA Heart Doctor Says the Change in Seasons Can Affect Your Cholesterol

A leading cardiologist says chillier weather commonly causes an interesting health shift. The explanation makes so much sense.

The Best and Worst Diets for Your Cholesterol, Says UCLA Cardiologist

Different health factors matter when it comes to cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk—but if you look at diet...


A UCLA Heart Doctor Just Shared the Age When Many Women’s Heart Disease Risk Increases

A leading cardiologist shares why middle age plays such a huge role in heart disease risk, with one particular heart...


The 4 Best Habits to Lower Your Heart Disease Risk, from a California Cardiologist

A cardiologist provides easily achievable habits to keep your ticker healthy for years to come, and lower your heart...


Drinking This Beloved Juice Every Day Could Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk

Drinking orange juice daily can benefit your heart health thanks to this powerful antioxidant.


Eating This Fruit Once a Day Can Decrease Bad Cholesterol, Says New Study

Researchers found eating one avocado a day can lower your "bad" cholesterol levels and decrease your cardiovascular risk.


6 Ways Heart Disease Is Different for Women, Cardiology Experts Say

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women—but it often doesn't manifest the same in...


Cardiologists Just Cleared Up 7 Common—but Inaccurate—Beliefs about Heart Disease

No matter your age or perceived risk factors, you'll want to get up to speed on the latest wisdom, straight...


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Feeling Down? Here’s the Compelling Effect of Your Mental Health on Your Heart Health

A growing body of research shows a clear connection between your mind, heart, and total health. Find out how


Had a Heart Attack? These Are the 7 Foods You Need Now, From a Cardiologist and Dietitian

You'll be inspired to eat well with these totally doable ways to reframe your diet for heart attack recovery (and...

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My High Cholesterol Caused a Rare Type of Heart Attack Days After I Gave Birth

She was young, fit, and healthy. But eight days after giving birth, she had a rare type of heart attack...


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My Doctor Told Me Not To Worry About My High Cholesterol—and I Ended Up Needing a Quadruple Bypass

Here's how one woman found a treatment for her genetic high cholesterol after a healthy lifestyle, statins, and a...


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What Cholesterol Levels Mean and Why They Matter

Your cholesterol levels are a key indicator of your risk of heart disease. Here's all the information you need...


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A Cancer Diagnosis Changed How I Deal With My High Cholesterol

Both medication and lifestyle changes can be vital tools for managing high cholesterol, and you don't have to be...


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My Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Led to a Heart Attack at 43. Here’s What Saved My Life

People with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop—and die from—heart disease. Here's how one woman with...


My Doctor Told Me I’d Never Lower My Cholesterol Naturally—I Proved Her Wrong

Here's how one man improved his cholesterol without medication, and how he helps others get...