Category: Heart Health

The Mediterranean-style diet on heart disease and stroke

The Mediterranean-style diet on heart disease and stroke

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in many countries, but its prevalence has changed significantly during the last 50 years. Death rates from heart disease have fallen dramatically in western countries, but increased in many ‘developing’ countries. These large population-wide changes suggest environmental factors, including diet, are a major determinant of the...

After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. “Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death,” said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident at the University Medical Center...

The Best Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

The Best Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

A delicious way to protect your ticker: Eat colorful fruits and vegetables. From watermelons to pineapples, there’s a rainbow of potent nutrients proven to help your heart. Read on to find out which produce is worth stocking up on. Dates These fruits are rich in potassium, an important nutrient that plays a role in managing...

Understanding the heart attack gender gap

Understanding the heart attack gender gap

Imagine someone in the throes of a heart attack. If you pictured a man clutching his chest in agony, that’s understandable. At younger ages, men face a greater risk of heart disease than women. On average, a first heart attack — the most common manifestation of this prevalent disease — strikes men at age 65....

New research shows having good heart health is important for…

New research shows having good heart health is important for…

Having a healthy heart can help preserve brain processing and cognitive function over time, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers looked at whether meeting certain markers of a healthy heart—including not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, being physically active, having a good diet and keeping...

Heart disease signs not always obvious

Heart disease signs not always obvious

Pradip Desai didn’t think much of the repeated pressure he felt in his chest during daily walks with his five rescue dogs. The 63-year-old didn’t pay special attention to being out of breath after climbing the stairs in his north Houston home, either. To be cautious, Desai followed the advice of a family member, who...

Women and heart health: Know your risk factors

Women and heart health: Know your risk factors

Women and heart health: Know your risk factors Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. Risk factors can be hereditary, but other factors are related to your habits and lifestyle —...

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