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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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.


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12 Foods That May Help Improve Your Circulation

Loading up on these foods may help circulation and stave off the tingling, numbness, or muscle cramps which can...


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The Best and Worst Diets for Heart Health

Eating right for your heart health is crucial: Heart disease has been the leading cause of death for...


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10 Heart-Healthy Meals Cardiologists Cook for Themselves

Following a heart-healthy diet is easy when you have tested and taste-approved recipes straight from the kitchens of cardiologists.


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22 Foods That Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming less sodium is important when it comes to fighting hypertension, but eating more of these foods may help lower...


This Fatty Acid Can Actually Reduce Your Heart Attack Risk by 48 Percent

If you're not eating this incredible fat, you're doing your heart a disservice. Find out how this fat helps and...


It’s True—this OTC Medication Could Ease Heartbreak

The next time you're feeling rejected, you may want to consider this over-the-counter pain reliever. Read on to see if...


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11 Signs You Might Be Headed For a Heart Attack

Your anger level, sleep schedule, marital status, and even your neighborhood's air quality could be warning signs of a heart...

Doing This Activity 1 Hour a Week Lowers Heart Attack Risk by 70 Percent

With this particular gym trick, you can save your life by committing to just an hour a week. Here's what...


The Dangerous Heart Condition Doctors Aren’t Taking Seriously

This mysterious type of heart attack can be deadly, and it’s the kind women are more likely to experience


12 Heart Health Breakthroughs That Could Save Your Life

Advancements in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are helping more people survive heart attacks and live longer than ever before.


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6 Warning Signs You May Be at Risk for Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest is often thought of as coming on suddenly without warning, but research suggests that there are signs you...


One Woman Was 35, Healthy, and Pregnant Until a Heart Condition Threatened Her Life

When Eliz Greene was 35 and pregnant, the unthinkable happened—she had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection and her heart stopped....


This Surprising Symptom Could Be a Sign of a Heart Attack in Women

While chest pain or pressure is one of the most common signs of a heart attack, there's a more surprising...


12 Times Aspirin Won’t Work—and Could Be Dangerous

A daily aspirin regimen sounds healthy, but aspirin can be dangerous for people with certain conditions and in certain situations....


This Amount of Sleep Could Be Dangerous for Your Arteries

Here’s more evidence that you should make getting a good night’s sleep a priority

8 Ways to Prevent Stress and Heart Disease

Yes, stress takes a major toll on your ticker. But integrative cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, says there are many...


How Your Cholesterol May Be Rising While You Sleep

Sleep apnea doesn't just make you snore loudly, feel perpetually sleepy, or even gain weight. Now it looks as if...


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8 Silent Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Don't miss these symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can occur in a vein in...


9 Silent Signs of Atrial Fibrillation You Should Know

Without obvious symptoms, deciphering whether or not you may have the heart condition afib requires checking your pulse and your...


14 Things You Think Cause Heart Disease But Don’t

Health headlines are quick to stress all the things that cause heart disease—but they're not so quick to relate...

13 Foods Cardiologists Try to Never Eat

Day in and day out cardiologists see the effects of what a poor diet can do to your heart. And...


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The Worst Heart Health Advice Cardiologists Have Heard

There's a lot of misinformation out there. We asked cardiologists for the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to...


How to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke: 30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Take cardiovascular disease from high risk to lower with these simple tips.


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25 Heart-Health Secrets Cardiologists Want You to Know

The surprising things your heart doctor really thinks about your weight, your red wine habit, and more.


11 Things to Know About the DASH Diet

Doctors and dietitians love it, and it's won top honors from U.S. News & World Report as the best overall...


The 6 Most Dangerous Times for Your Heart, According to a Cardiologist

Holistic heart doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, shares when your heart is most at risk for problems and what you...