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.

My “Shortness of Breath” Turned Out to Be Chronic Heart Failure

This woman thought her symptoms were simply from asthma and allergies. Her doctor even agreed. Then, she took a turn for the worse.

Here’s How Long You Have To Get Help When You Feel Heart Attack Symptoms, Say Expert Doctors

"Time is muscle," says a doctor. Cardiac symptoms trigger a race against time, but just how long do you have...


This Man’s “Cold” Turned Out to Be a Massive Heart Attack

Not everyone gets chest pain and numb arms with a heart attack. Ed thought all he needed was some decongestant...


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...


What It Means When Your Heart Skips a Beat—and 9 Things That Cause It

Just about anything could make your heart skip a beat, but doctors gave us the most common reasons.

Heart Attack Rates Could Increase if Daylight Saving Time Disappears, Say Expert Doctors

"This is a very powerful signal that demonstrates the importance of a good night’s sleep," says a heart doctor.


Doing This Simple Exercise Daily Could Reduce Heart Disease Risk by 20%

Step right up: This action might get you puffing, but a new study led by researchers at Harvard and Tulane...

New Research: Statins Might Also Slash Risk of the Most Prevalent Cancer

A Swedish medical study has found that a widely prescribed cholesterol med might be hiding additional powers in fighting inflammation—and...


New Data: Having This Kind of Job May Double Heart Disease Risk

The American Heart Association shares new research that demonstrates how much your health might depend on you moving on from...


New Data: 70% of Heart Attack and Stroke Patients Were Unaware This “Bad” Symptom Affect...

A new American Heart Association survey found that heart attack and stroke survivors were unfamiliar with a key cholesterol...


5 Surprising AFib Triggers, from a Cardiologist

What can you do to lower your risk for the irregular heart rhythm condition atrial fibrillation (AFib)? Here are...

6 Silent Signs of AFib, According to a Cardiologist

An irregular heartbeat can raise your risk for heart failure and stroke. With up to 6 million Americans estimated to...


Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Mental Strength of Dealing with a Heart Diagnosis

The six-time NBA champion, now 76, shares that he ignored the warning signs: "You've got to go do something about...


New Study: Doing This Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Heart Arrhythmia and Stroke

New research from Taiwan shows the protective powers of staying fit against atrial fibrillation and stroke.


This One Symptom Could Warn of Cardiac Arrest in 24 Hours

New research suggests that telltale symptoms may appear before cardiac arrest, and knowing how to recognize them can be lifesaving.


New Study: Here’s What Happens to Your Heart on a Hot Day

Recent Penn State research reveals the silent cardiovascular risks that can emerge in the face of a warming climate.

Heart Attacks Might Be Preventable with This Chinese Medicine Exercise, Says TikTok—So Does It Work?

Doctors who are experts with the American Heart Association weigh in on an ancient medicine practice users say...


Here’s How Often You Should Actually Take Your Blood Pressure, According to a Cardiologist

Heart experts explain how to read blood pressure, plus six tips from a doctor for getting the most accurate


Most Heart Attacks Happen on This Day of the Week, Says New Study

New research might suggest your choices over the weekend could impact your cardiovascular health. A doctor unpacks the logic.


This Nightly Habit Could Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease, Says New Study

Doctors from a few of the most prominent hospitals in the country teamed up to identify one bedtime pattern that's...


Statin Intolerance? Here’s What a Cleveland Clinic Doctor Says You Can Do

Do you take statins to manage your cholesterol, or perhaps have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol? You may...


A Heart Doctor’s New, More Affordable Alternative for Statins

Nearly 50% of all Americans have high cholesterol, yet some can become intolerant to statins—a type of medication used...


12 Symptoms of Myocarditis

Is your racing heart a panic attack, or something scarier? Two MDs share the symptoms of myocarditis you should know...especially...


9 Symptoms of Pericarditis—Heart Inflammation That Can Feel Like a Heart Attack

Two medical doctors explain how to recognize this illness that's gained attention in connection with COVID-19.


This Zero-Calorie Sweetener Was Just Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke

What you need to know about erythritol, a common sugar replacement used in low-calorie, low-carbohydrate and keto products.

4 Easy Metrics That Help Gauge Your Heart Health (and That You Can Measure Yourself)

Knowing the symptoms of cardiovascular disease is a key to prevention. One cardiologist says monitoring these heart-health...


7 Drinks That Lower High Blood Pressure

Sipping something fun brings a little joy to the day. If you're managing high blood pressure, these beverages can...


The 3 Foods This Cardiologist NEVER Eats—and 5 Foods He Eats Every Day

With cardiovascular disease still the leading cause of death in America, this heart doctor lets you in on his own...


This Is the Best Diet for Your Heart, Says New Report

For once, the Mediterranean diet didn't take the top spot. Nutrition wellness experts say this diet's guidelines can help you...


The Most Heart Attacks Happen This One Day of the Year—Doctors’ Tips to Prevent ‘Holiday...

Death from heart attacks occur at the highest rate over the holidays. Here’s how to protect yourself...


Skipping This Meal Can Increase Your Heart Disease Risk, Says New Study

A recent study dove deeper into the debate about why you shouldn't skip this pivotal meal. Here are an...