Heart Care

Exercise Safe, Even Helpful, for Heart Failurechevron_right
For years, experts weren't certain if physical activity and heart failure were a good mix. Some feared that it could be dangerous for people with this disease. But now, there is much more evidence that exercise is not only safe but also beneficial in many ways. Physical activity can help heart failure patients.

Menu Planning? Try These 5 Heart-Smart Substitutionschevron_right
The foods we eat play a big role in keeping our hearts healthy. Here’s how to put a healthier lifestyle into practice at your dining table.

What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillationchevron_right
For most people, an occasional skip or flutter of the heart is nothing to worry about. But for those with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF), these sensations may indicate serious health risks

3 Ways to Stay On Track With Your Blood Pressure Medicinechevron_right
Controlling high blood pressure is a commitment that won’t always feel easy. But it will always be worth the effort—lowering your risk for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure.

Women, Listen Up: New Warnings About Heart Attack Symptomschevron_right
A new study suggests women are just as likely as men to have pain in their chest and left arm during a heart attack.

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Protect Your Heart?chevron_right
The latest research shows that the risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the benefits for many older adults without heart disease.

Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Daychevron_right
A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus).

Leg Pain: Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease?chevron_right
If you suffer from leg pain while walking, you may blame arthritis. But if the problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), it can have serious consequences.

Ladies: Take Care of Your Heart at Every Agechevron_right
Younger women in the U.S. are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate today compared with 20 years ago.

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heartchevron_right
Summer heat can be a problem when you have heart failure. Heart failure puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.

Strategies for Heading Off Heart Attackschevron_right
What can you do to lower your chances of having a heart attack? Take charge of risk factors. Here’s how.