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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10 Foods that May Help Lower Cholesterol

Protect your heart by eating more foods that have a beneficial effect on cholesterol. Here are the experts' favorites.

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This Is What Really Causes an Enlarged Heart

An enlarged heart is a serious condition, but luckily, there are usually signs something's wrong long before diagnosis.

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10 Best Heart-Healthy Products for Your Home

With these 10 doctor-approved products and devices, you can monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, or start a heart-healthy exercise...

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Heart Attacks: What Doctors Want You to Know About Symptoms, Treatments, and Causes

Here are the symptoms, treatments, and causes of heart attacks, as well as personal stories from people who've had a...

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7 Silent Blood Clot Symptoms to Watch Out For

A clot occurs when blood, which is usually liquid and flowing, thickens, becomes more gelatinous, and forms a clump....

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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...

These Are 12 Silent Symptoms of a Heart Attack, According to Cardiologists

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

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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,...

The 10 Worst Foods for Your Cholesterol

Some of these bad cholesterol foods might surprise you, but experts say it's key to watch out for them—yes,...