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.

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8 Silent Signs You May Have Heart Murmur

What is a heart murmur? They can be harmless or signal a more serious heart problem. These are the heart...

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10 Subtle Signs You Could Have Congestive Heart Failure

As the heart weakens, it sends you signals that all is not right. Knowing how to catch these congestive heart...

6 Things You Can Do to Prevent DVT, A Deadly Blood Clot In Your Leg

What is DVT? Here's what you need to know about the signs and symptoms of DVT—a potentially life-threatening clot.

I Almost Died of a Blood Clot at Age 38

An undiagnosed genetic mutation combined with birth control pills created the perfect storm for a limb-threatening deep vein thrombosis...

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My “Asthma” Turned Out to Be Chronic Heart Failure

A man explains a doctor's visit for his wheezing eventually led to his chronic heart failure diagnosis, and what...

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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...

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7 Amazing Heart Disease Breakthroughs of 2019

Advancements in research, tests, treatments, and prevention strategies have taken a leap forward this year. Here's what you need to...

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10 Home Remedies that Raise Low Blood Pressure

If you're wondering how to raise low blood pressure, these tried and tested home remedies could be just what you're...

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Niacin Flush: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

Niacin is often prescribed for high cholesterol, but it comes with some potentially unpleasant side effects. Here's what you...

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If You Don’t Eat a Banana Every Day, This Might Convince You to Start

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Not so much. Try this fruit, instead.

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The Worst Eating Habits for Cholesterol

Having high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. Here are the eating mistakes you’re making and...

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The 50 Best Foods for Your Heart

Add these heart-healthy foods to your everyday diet and your ticker will thank you—for decades to come.

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The Best Foods to Eat to Avoid Clogged Arteries

Certain heart-healthy foods truly act like medicine for your blood vessels, says integrative cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, and these...

What to Do If Someone Is Having a Heart Attack: Must-Know First Aid

If you think someone is having a heart attack, taking action immediately can save their life. Learn heart attack...

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8 Sneaky Female Heart Attack Symptoms Women Might Be Ignoring

Heart disease is a top killer of women, but heart attack symptoms are different than in men. Here are...

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I Wore Compression Socks for a Month, and Now I Can’t Live Without Them

I always wondered, what are compression socks used for? I thought they were for the elderly, but they worked...

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15 Stroke Symptoms in Women We’re Likely to Ignore

Did you know that signs of a stroke can be different in women than men? This, plus risk factors...

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7 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

Chest pain or pressure, cold sweat, extreme weakness—you know those heart attack signs. But there are more subtle...

My Healthy Baby Had Cardiac Arrest—Here’s How It Could Have Been Prevented

There's nothing worse than losing a child, and despite losing Simon at four months of age, Phyllis and Daren Sudman...

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44 Things Heart Doctors Do to Protect Their Own Hearts

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, more than all cancers combined. Here, the heart health habits...

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20 Foods That Can Help Prevent Clogged Arteries

You're never too young to start eating for your heart. Science suggests these foods could help prevent clogged arteries.

10 Ways Your Heart Changes After 50

The big 5-0 equals new challenges for your ticker: Women, menopause can hurt your heart; guys, your risk climbs sharply,...

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The 10 Worst Foods for Your Cholesterol

Once-forbidden foods like eggs, shrimp, and other sources of dietary cholesterol aren't as big a factor in raising your blood...

The States with the Most (and Least) Deadly Heart Attacks

Heart disease claims 610,000 American lives—accounting for about one in every four deaths—each year. Find out how your home state...

15 Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Heart Disease

Holistic heart doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, shares what doctors may not learn in medical school about heart disease prevention.

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12 Things You Must Do for a Healthy Heart Attack Recovery

Reclaim your heart health with these doctor-recommended tips, from cardiac rehab to exercise, for a healthy heart...

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13 Common Infections That May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

From STDs to pneumonia to flu, certain infections can increase the risk of heart attack in susceptible people.