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When Should You Worry About Heart Palpitations?

Although the sensation that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering or racing can be quite disconcerting, most of the time palpitations are nothing to worry about. Still, palpitations can be a sign of underlying heart disease. More...

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Health

Treating sleep apnea could bring you a better night's sleep -- and possibly a healthier heart. More...

Should You Take a Statin? Here’s Help Deciding

Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology identify four high-risk groups most likely to benefit from statin therapy. More...

Fact or Fiction: Garlic Supplements Can Lower Cholesterol

Studies have yielded inconsistent results on the matter of garlic supplements and cholesterol. More...

Warning: Antibiotic plus heart drug equals life-threatening heart rhythms

Combining this heart failure drug with a commonly prescribed antibiotic may raise blood potassium levels and trigger a condition called hyperkalemia, which significantly increases the risk of an irregular heartbeat. More...

Good News for Patients With Sleep Apnea

Treating sleep apnea could bring you a better night's sleep -- and possibly a healthier heart. More...

From Research: Managing Prediabetes Cuts Heart Risks, Too

People who make lifestyle changes to prevent prediabetes from progressing may also lower their risk of dying of heart disease years down the road. More...

More Bad News for Niacin

Are you currently taking niacin to improve your cholesterol levels? If so, a conversation with your doctor may be warranted to determine whether you should continue taking niacin. More...

Should You Be Screened for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

If you're an older (aged 65 to 75) smoker or ex-smoker -- and especially if you're male -- you're at an increased risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a ballooning or bulging of the aorta wall that can rupture and be fatal 75 to 90 percent of the time. More...

Angina Self-Management Advice

It may start as a feeling of squeezing or suffocating in the midchest, with pain that shoots to the left arm. But it's not a heart attack, it's angina -- chest pain that's a symptom of heart disease. More...

Selenium Strikes Out

Selenium supplements are marketed for maintaining a healthy heart, but there is no evidence that the supplements decrease the risk of a heart attack. More...

The Confusing Advice About Salt Consumption

Are you confused about the benefits of eating less salt? Do you wonder if itís really necessary to dramatically cut salt intake to protect the heart? More...

Berries: A Wise Choice

According to a study published in Circulation (Volume 127, page 188), women with a high intake of a compound found in berries and certain other fruits and vegetables may have lower odds of suffering a heart attack. More...

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