A systematic review of nine studies looked at the issue of hypertension in pregnancy and its relationship to future health events like stroke. The studies found that women who had the highest blood pressure readings during their pregnancy were more l... Read More
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is called “the good cholesterol” for a reason. It’s because this type of cholesterol does the exact opposite of LDL cholesterol. Instead of depositing fat directly into the bloodstream where it can clo... Read More
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death among people over 50 years of age, is there a difference in the incidence based upon gender? Well, we know which risk factors increase your risk of heart disease, such as being overweight, being ol... Read More
There is literally a plethora of information available indicating the effects that chronic higher levels of inflammation has upon human health. Previous research published has linked the establishment of systemic inflammation to the development of he... Read More
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity our society faces as a health concern. The leading cause of stroke is atherosclerosis, involving the arteries of the neck and base of brain. These arteries develop plaque inside the small lum... Read More
Having a happy disposition is good for more than just your mental health.
A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Qualities and Outcomes revealed that heart disease patients who had a positiv... Read More
It goes without saying that eating a healthy diet prevents heart attacks.
Though it may seem a bit like “closing the barn door after the horse has gotten out,” as the old saying goes, there are steps you can take to improve your diet after a hear... Read More
Even if you’ve taken the important first steps to improving your heart health such as cutting back on fatty and salty foods and eating more fruits and vegetables, there are still heart attack triggers that you may not be aware of—some of which yo... Read More