More than 1.3 million Americans each year undergo angioplasty procedures, which include the placement of a stent, or a metal mesh tube that prevents restenosis (blockage).
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The most important part of the body human heart is a muscular organ that pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood per day throughout human body. Learn about the latest signs and symptoms of various heart related diseases and new treatment options.
It’s official: older adults who have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol are at greater risk of cardiovascular death.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that two intensive diet and exercise programs developed for the reduction of cardiovascular event risk have been approved for paym
African-American women are three times more likely to get lupus than other women.
The European Society of Cardiology has released results from the STAR-heart study at the ESC Congress 2010 meeting taking place this week in Stockholm.
If you have congestive heart failure (CHF), your doctor will want to monitor you closely after discharge from the hospital.
People with hearts that pumped blood inefficiently throughout the body were found to be a greater risk for loss of brain volume and possible eventual dementia, according to a new study conducted at
Even modestly abnormal cholesterol levels in young adulthood can predict future heart disease.
How long do you normally sleep each night? If your answer is less or more than seven hours, then you could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown.
Insecurity and anxiety about relationships with others, known as anxious attachment, could lead to heart disease say researchers.
Danish researchers have discovered that common use of certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among h
In 2007, the US Congress dedicated the first seven days of June as National CPR/AED Awareness Week.
Contrary to past belief, patients whose ‘good’-HDL-cholesterol levels are high are at risk for recurrent heart attack.
A congenital defect that leaves infants with only one heart ventricle used to be fatal.
According to findings from the American Heart Association, sex after a heart attack declines, especially when patients fail to get details from their doctor about resuming sexual activity.
Men with erectile dysfunction or ED are urged by experts to have thorough medical exam to screen for coronary artery disease that can lead to heart attack.
Findings from researchers suggest that early treatment of cholesterol crystals inside heart arteries could prevent heart attack.
German researchers find that living in polluted urban living promotes high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease.