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.

7 Things That Happen When Your Heart Stops Beating

If your heart stops beating does that mean you're having a heart attack? No. Cardiologists explain what really happens...

The Aneurysm You Could Be at Risk For—It’s Not in Your Brain

While heart attacks get a lot of press, other heart issues like aortic aneurysms can be just as life-threatening—and they're...

9 Things to Know About Heart Attacks Before You Have One

Recognize these common heart attack signs and symptoms so you know what to expect before a heart attack strikes.

5 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Might Not Know

These little-known factors that can really contribute to your heart health.

15 Heart Attack Prevention Tips Every Woman Must Know

Heart disease kills one woman every 80 seconds. The statistics are scary, but 80 percent of heart disease is preventable...

This Is Exactly What to Do If You Think You’re Having a Heart Attack

What happens in the minutes between noticing symptoms and getting to the hospital can have a major impact on your...

9 Simple Ways to Get a Healthy Heart Rate

Is your heart beating faster than you realize? That can be really hard on your ticker. Here's why you...

This Might Be the Best Heart-Healthy Diet—and It’s Not Mediterranean

If you're seriously minding your heart health, get ready to take this off your menu.

11 Tests for Heart Disease You Never Knew You Needed

It’s easy for doctors to miss heart disease with basic tests like a cholesterol panel and EKG. These cutting-edge tests...

9 Reasons Your Heart Is Racing—that Are Completely Normal

A racing heart may seem like a troublesome problem, but in most cases, it's a normal response to something else...

This Common Type of Stress Can Literally Give You a Heart Attack

Everyone knows that stress is bad for your heart. But one kind of stress in particular is associated with a...

Even if You Exercise Regularly, this One Habit Could Undo All Your Hard Work

Exercise protects your heart, but not if you sit at a desk all day and binge-watch TV at night. Here's...

Eating This One Food Every Day Could Prevent Heart Disease

You probably already have some in your pantry.

Holiday Heart Syndrome Is Real—What You Need to Know

Even if you're perfectly healthy, overdoing it during the holidays can hurt your heart. Here's what you need to know.

10 Reasons Your Heart Attack Risk Is Highest in the Winter

Learn why your heart is more vulnerable in the cold, winter months, from the higher rates of infection to the...

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5 Surprising Silent Symptoms of Clogged Arteries

Cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD, reveals the unexpected symptoms of clogged arteries and underlying heart disease you should...

Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Do you know the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but they're...

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Lifesaving Things an Exercise Stress Test Can Tell You

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., which is why a stress test could be such...

5 Easy Ways to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Try these tips to improve your systolic pressure, ensure an accurate reading, and potentially extend your life.

This Is the One Thing at the Gym That Could Save Your Life—and You Probably Have No Clue Where It Is

Hitting the gym might be great for your heart—but it's also the site of heart attacks. All 50 states require...

Taking Aspirin for Your Heart? Here’s How to Make It Even More Effective

You may not be doing all you can do to safeguard your health, according to a new study.

This Silent Symptom Causes Half of All Heart Attacks—and It Has Nothing to Do With Cholesterol

Half of all heart attacks happen in people with normal cholesterol. Now, a study may explain why and offer solutions...

A Handful of These Nuts Each Day Could Lower Your Cholesterol

Just a small amount of these nuts showed some dramatic results.

“I Held My Own Heart”: What This Transplant Recipient Learned from a Rare Opportunity

After 25 years of heart problems—and a successful transplant—John Bell was face-to-face with the organ that almost took his life.

17 Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure (and One Cool Medication Trick)

Cutting down salt is just the beginning. Read on for tips on keeping your circulatory system healthy.

This Is the Day or Month You’re Most Likely to Have a Heart Attack

Scientists have given us yet another reason to hate Mondays.

This Infographic Shows What a Heart Attack Looks Like Depending on Your Race and Gender

The best way to survive a heart attack is to get immediate help, but that only works if you know...

How Shingles Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A shingles outbreak can be bad news for your heart.