Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
High Blood Pressure May Predict Mental Decline
High blood pressure is associated with serious medical issues like heart disease and stroke. But it may also affect mental clarity later in life.
Lower Blood Pressure May Not Mean Lower Risk
The increased risk of heart problems in patients with elevated blood pressure is well-established. But lower blood pressure may not decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack and other complications.
Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
What would it take to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes before 2017?
Systolic vs Diastolic: Different Heart Risks for Different Readings
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems. A closer look at blood pressure readings may foretell the specific type of health troubles that lie ahead.
Pharmacists Improved Stroke Patient Care
Those who have a stroke or even a mini-stroke face greater odds of a bigger stroke, heart attack or dying. When pharmacists play a role in counseling patients, these heart risk factors may improve.
Blood Pressure Rx Cuts Heart Attack, Death Rate
Diabetes increases the likelihood of having heart disease. While blood pressure medications may help reduce related risks, some therapies may be more effective than others.
Blood Pressure Control Led to Fewer Second Strokes
High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for stroke. Yet new research suggests many people who've already had a stroke may need better blood pressure control.
Blood Sugar Measure May Not Predict Heart Disease
High blood sugar readings have been tied to a greater risk for heart disease. While these blood sugar readings may signal risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes, they may not be a sign that heart disease waits ahead.
Slightly High Blood Pressure Increased Stroke Risk
While high blood pressure certainly raises stroke risk, prehypertension may also substantially up the odds of having a cardiovascular event.