Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and veins). Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide, though over the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality rates have declined in many high-income countries.

Healthy Fats Take The Load Off Diseased Hearts

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:00

Healthy fats, like those found in olive oil, are better at energizing the heart, even if it's already in the process of failing.

Why Inflammation May Be What Connects Diabetes And Heart Disease

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:14

New research thinks they've found what exacerbates risk for heart disease in diabetes patients.

High Blood Pressure Is Sending More People To The ER

By | Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:00

The number of emergency room patients with hypertension spiked 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to a review of millions of ER visits.

Minorities With Failing Hearts May Want To Consider Implantable Devices

By | Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:48

Implantable devices for heart disease patients, like ICDs, save just as many minorities as they do whites, a new study has found.

Should Middle-Aged Adults Take Aspirin To Prevent Heart Disease?

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:21

For years, it's been recommended that adults take aspirin to prevent heart disease. But with conflicting evidence regarding its safety, many doctors aren't telling their patients anything.

The ‘Ice Man’ Mummy Had Hardened Arteries; Was It Heart Disease?

By | Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:06

After examining the arteries of a man who lived 5,300 years ago, and who was preserved in the ice on the Alps, researchers discovered that he may have had a genetic risk of heart disease.

An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? Actually, It's 5 Apples

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:49

To live a longer life, the optimum number of servings of fruits and vegetables is five.

Diabetics Who Eat Lots Of Salt Will Probably Get Heart Disease

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:31

High-salt diets are already linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but for diabetics that risk is even worse.

Women Sexually Abused As Children At Risk For Heart Problems

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:00

Studies have shown sexual abuse in childhood is associated with physical diseases later in life.

Sometimes It's Healthier To Be Obese

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:00

For those with medical conditions, evidence is mounting that it pays to be large. Now researchers want to know why.

The Link Between Heart Health And Facial Expressions Is... Surprising

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 18:30

Patients with serious heart and lung conditions don't have the normal range of facial expressions and may lack the ability to register surprise.

The Far-Reaching Health Effects Of Debt [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Sun, 07/13/2014 - 14:27

Stress from personal debt may significantly heighten one's risk for stroke, hypertension, and mental illnesses.

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Rotten Eggs

By | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 14:50

Scientists have discovered a health benefit that comes from both rotten eggs and farts.

Science Confirms The Obvious: Extreme Obesity Kills

By | Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:00

Extreme obesity hasn't been a common topic of research because so few people were that fat. But lately, that's changing.

Lab-Grown Mini Beating Hearts Are A Promising Cure For Heart Disease [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 06/28/2014 - 16:07

Researchers developed miniature lab-grown hearts with which they can test medications for ventricular hypertrophy.