Cholesterol Drugs Help Most Heart Patients
Cholesterol-lowering statins , typically prescribed only to patients at elevated risk of heart attack or stroke, also appear to benefit patients with a low risk of suffering adverse heart events.
ER 1/25 4 PM CST Longterm Heart Risk Predictions May be Deceptive
The common practice of predicting the risk of heart attack and stroke a decade into the future might be giving some patients a false sense of security.
Changing the Course of Heart Disease
Awareness has increased for coronary heart disease. Individuals more easily recognize the symptoms and know the importance of managing factors such as high cholesterol and hypertension.
Cholesterol Drug Trilipix May Not Lower Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have announced that cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibric acid (Trilipix) might not lower a patient's risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
The Cholesterol Balance
Most of us are familiar with the dangers of high cholesterol, mainly in contributing to heart disease. The waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body is necessary for you to function properly.
Where You Live Impacts Your Heart
There has been a steady decline in the number of Americans with coronary heart disease in recent years, yet rates vary by race and ethnicity, and residents of some states have a risk that is more than double other geographic regions.
Weekly Exercise Cuts Men's Heart Risks
A key to reducing the risk of heart attacks in men may be engaging in vigorous exercise for at least three hours a week. A new study suggests that reduces their heart attack risk by 22 percent.
There are many ways to keep your heart healthy. Is sex one of them and is sex even considered exercise? As people get older sex might seem like it’s too strenuous for the heart, but is it?
U.S. Plan Announced to Cut Heart Attacks
Working vigorously to reduce cardiovascular deaths, U.S. health officials have announced a national program that partners with private insurance companies to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over five years.
Coronary Calcium Best Predictor Of Heart Health
Doctors are always looking for new ways to predict heart attacks and strokes -- especially among patients with normal cholesterol levels who may not appear to be at risk.