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.

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What Are Heart Arrhythmias? Symptoms, Risk, and Treatments for Irregular Heartbeats

If your heart beats too fast, too slowly, or has an irregular rhythm, you may have an arrhythmia.

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Why Does Heart Failure Cause Swollen Feet?

The heart and feet are nowhere near each other, so what is the connection between heart failure and


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What Are Treatments for Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a chronic condition that can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication, and more. Here are the cardiologist-recommended...


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I Thought I Needed a Nap. Turns Out, I Was Having a Heart Attack

Not every heart attack is sudden and intense. This Elvis impersonator—and silent heart attack survivor—shares how skipping a nap...


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Misdiagnosed: I Lived With a Dangerous Heart Arrhythmia for Years

This woman had an arrhythmia for nearly a decade but it never showed up on tests. Here's how she finally...

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These Are the 4 Stages of Heart Failure

Heart failure is very common—and it just doesn't happen to older people. About 6.2 million Americans over the age...


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What Is Heart Valve Disease?

The heart muscle isn't the only part of the organ that can malfunction. Here are the most common heart valve...


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What Is Acute Heart Failure? Here’s What You Need to Know

We all think we understand what acute heart failure is, but the reality is complicated. This aggressive syndrome causes a...


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Is Heart Disease Genetic?

Your blue eyes, your brown hair, and, yes, your heart health can be passed down through the generations. Here's...


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6 Types of Heart Disease Doctors Need You to Know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Here's what to know about the types of...


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How Alcohol Is Linked to Heart Disease

Imbibing—in small amounts—may be good for your heart, but it's also not a reason to start consuming alcohol if you...


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How Many People Die from Heart Disease Each Year?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S. Here's a breakdown of heart disease deaths by ethnicity, race,...


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11 Surprising Heart Disease Facts You Should Know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but there are lesser known facts about heart...

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What Causes Heart Disease? 9 Things Doctors Need You to Know

Taking care of your heart can help you live a long and healthy life. Here's what causes heart disease, according...


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What Chest Pain on Your Left Side Could Mean

Chest pain on the left side is concerning, but it may not always mean you're having a heart attack.


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What It Could Mean If You Have Right-Side Chest Pain

Chest pain on the left side gets all the attention because it is associated with a heart attack, but...


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What Is Rheumatic Heart Disease?

Triggered by an untreated strep infection, rheumatic heart disease is the most common heart disease for those under age 25....


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What It Means When You Have Chest Pain That Comes and Goes

Random chest pain that comes and goes isn't something you should shrug off. Here's what your chest pain—whether or...


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These Are the Statin Side Effects You Should Know About

Statins are one of the most widely prescribed and effective types of cholesterol-lowering medication. They also have a few potential...


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The 9 Worst Foods for Your Heart

Keep your heart healthy with our expert tips on how to avoid the foods bad for the heart, from...


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I Had POTS Syndrome But Was Misdiagnosed With Anxiety

My racing heart, exhaustion, nausea, chest pain, and salt cravings turned out to be symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome,...

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10 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Heart Stent

Turns out, a heart stent isn't always beneficial for everyone—the stents may be something you want to avoid altogether. Here's...


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10 Foods that May Help Lower Cholesterol

Protect your heart by eating more foods that have a beneficial effect on cholesterol. Here are the experts' favorites.


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This Is What Really Causes an Enlarged Heart

An enlarged heart is a serious condition, but luckily, there are usually signs something's wrong long before diagnosis.


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10 Best Heart-Healthy Products for Your Home

With these 10 doctor-approved products and devices, you can monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, or start a heart-healthy exercise...


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Heart Attacks: What Doctors Want You to Know About Symptoms, Treatments, and Causes

Here are the symptoms, treatments, and causes of heart attacks, as well as personal stories from people who've had a...


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7 Silent Blood Clot Symptoms to Watch Out For

A clot occurs when blood, which is usually liquid and flowing, thickens, becomes more gelatinous, and forms a clump....