Heart Health

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Penn study finds anticoagulation medications may be stopped with little risk of stroke following ablation in specific AF patients Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering...
Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

Eating tree nuts appears to help reduce two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome, a group of factors that raise the risk for...
The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Through advances in medicine and surgery, as well as an awareness of heart...
How chronic snoring can cause heart disease

How chronic snoring can cause heart disease?

Heavy snoring can sound funny to your sleep partner, but the condition is no joke. Snoring is often the sign of a condition called obstructive...
Cholesterol crystals may be signs of a heart attack

Cholesterol crystals may be signs of a heart attack

A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in...
Too much fat around your belly is associated with heart attack

Too much fat around your belly is associated with heart attack

A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women. This is shown in...
Lifestyle Change Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle change reduces heart disease risk in type 2 diabetes

For people with type 2 diabetes, weight loss and lifestyle change are highly recommended to manage the disease. Previous studies show that 7% of weight...
The benefits of statin therapy for heart disease and stroke have been underestimated

The benefits of statin therapy for heart disease and stroke have been underestimated

A major review of the available evidence on the safety and efficacy of statin therapy, published in The Lancet, intends to help doctors, patients...
Too Little Sleep May Make Heart Disease More Dangerous

Too little sleep could make heart disease more dangerous

People with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes were twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke...
3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure

3,000 steps in 30 minutes improves the prognosis for heart failure

Supervised exercise training helps patients with heart failure Contrary to what was previously assumed, physical exercise does not lead to harmful ventricular enlargement. Researchers at the...