Heart Care

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Know Your Riskchevron_right
Your healthcare provider doesn’t have a crystal ball. But there is a way they can predict the future, at least when it comes to your chances of developing heart disease.

Need-to-Know Info About Heart Ratechevron_right
Two fingers on the neck, eyes fixed firmly on the watch––we’ve likely all seen someone checking their heart rate.

Stress After Menopause May Lead to Irregular Heartbeatchevron_right
Have you gone through menopause? If so, then experiencing certain types of stress can increase your risk for a heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.

Fad Diets: Lower Weight, Higher Heart Risk?chevron_right
Research shows that some diet trends may increase your risk for heart problems like cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently identified some of the heart-riskiest dietary patterns. These included the following:

Beyond Diet: Other Factors Upping Your Cholesterolchevron_right
When it comes to heart-healthy eating, you might be doing everything by the book—but your cholesterol numbers tell a different story.

SCAD: The Under-the-Radar Heart Problemchevron_right
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD is increasingly recognized as a cause of heart attacks, but the condition is not well-known.

Roadmap to a Healthy Heartchevron_right
To keep you heading in the right direction, follow these targeted heart disease prevention guidelines. Read the road signs and sample a few of the recommendations:

Getting the Most from Your Blood Pressure Medicinechevron_right
Learning you have high blood pressure can come as a surprise. After all, the condition usually has no symptoms. But once you’ve been diagnosed, taking steps to control it can protect your heart—and your health.

Small Diet Changes, Big Heart Benefitschevron_right
When you’re living with coronary artery disease (CAD), eating healthy can feel daunting. But a diet change doesn’t have to be drastic for it to have an impact. Small tweaks can go a long way in helping your health. Here’s how to get started.

Know the Warning Signs of an Aneurysmchevron_right
An aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in an artery wall starts to bulge out like a balloon. Some aneurysms develop slowly over a period of years. Many cause no problems.

Your 4-Step Plan to Lower Blood Pressure and Prevent Dementiachevron_right
A new study found that controlling blood pressure later in life protects both your cardiovascular system and your thinking and memory.

Manage Stress to Lower Your Stroke Riskchevron_right
Under pressure? You’re not alone—one in four Americans say they’re so stressed they can barely function.