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.

Is That Honey You're Eating 100% Pure? FDA Issues New Labeling Guidelines

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:52

Honey is a sweet, nutritious natural sweetener, but labels often go without saying whether you're about to buy pure honey or honey with added sugar. Now the FDA is calling for clearer labels.

Americans On Track For Healthier Lives, But There's Still A Lot More To Be Done

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:21

More Americans are taking charge of their lifestyles, a new government report says, meaning that rates of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease may soon begin to drop.

Poor Sleep Sends Cardiovascular Patients Back To The Hospital

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:29

For heart failure patients, poor sleep is associated with a much higher risk of hospitalization, a new study finds.

Blood Flows Faster With 'Mini Hearts' [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:52

'Mini hearts' made from a patient's own cardiac muscle cells could improve treatment for a range of chronic diseases.

Vacations May Bring Greater Health, Over Time

By | Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:11

Some evidence suggests people who take vacations live longer with fewer heart problems. Problem is, vacations are rare in America — even for those afforded them.

Biomarkers Catch Heart Attack 2 Weeks Before It Happens

By | Sun, 03/30/2014 - 15:45

Two newly discovered biomarkers may help physicians predict whether an at-risk patient will suffer a heart attack in the near future.

Under 50? Get Married To Protect Yourself Against Heart Disease

By | Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:16

The latest research finds people who are married have lower rates of several cardiovascular diseases compared with those who are single, divorced, or widowed.

What Genes Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease?

By | Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:34

A team of University of Virginia scientists have identified some of the underlying genes linked to an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease.

When Offered The Chance At Lower Cholesterol, Millions Of Americans Shrug

By | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:00

The American Heart Association's new guidelines for treatment among patients with high cholesterol could mean that 13 million more Americans will go on statin therapy.

Will A Chocolate Pill A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

By | Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:10

A four-year study could determine once and for all whether chocolate nutrients lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Soda

By | Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:55

A daily can of soda has a negative effect on virtually every part of the body, including the heart, lungs, and brain.

Restless Legs Syndrome May Be Sign Of More Serious Problem

By | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:00

Restless legs syndrome is associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lung disease, and endocrine disease.

Anger Could Kill You, But Are Other Emotions Any Better?

By | Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:34

Outbursts of anger are associated with a temporary fivefold increase in heart attack risk, but can other emotions be just as dangerous?

A Sock For Your Heart [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:10

The new "heart sock" stands to retire pacemakers and revolutionize the work of cardiologists.

A Blood Test To Predict Risk Of Death

By | Sun, 03/02/2014 - 17:48

Looking at levels of four particular biomarkers in blood could help predict a person's risk of dying over the course of five years.