Amy NortonHealth Writer
Amy Norton has been a medical journalist since 1999. She was a staff writer and editor for Physician's Weekly and Reuters Health, and has written on health and medicine for MSNBC, The Scientist, Prevention and HealthDay. When she's not writing, she is teaching yoga.
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Statins remain the standard of care for most people with high cholesterol levels. But for others at high risk, it is reasonable to consider a PCSK9 inhibitor.
Drinking alcohol in limted amounts has been shown to have health benefits, but even moderate drinking isn’t without risks to heart health.
When a bystander is guided through CPR by a 911 dispatcher, it may increase the odds of survival for someone in cardiac arrest.
Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation may bring extra benefits to people recovering from heart complications or surgery.
Have you had an angioplasty? And do you have sleep apnea? Patients with well-controlled apnea fare better than those whose symptoms go untreated, a study shows.
A combination of low-dose aspirin and any of three drugs known as P2Y12 inhibitors can help reduce the risk of blood clots after a heart attack or angioplasty.
For many people with chronic heart failure, two new drugs, Entresto and Corlanor, might help cut the risk of a hospital stay and possibly prolong their lives.
Growing evidence shows that traditional Chinese exercise, such as tai chi and qigong, may benefit heart disease patients, both physically and mentally.
Coronary artery disease patients who followed a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to die prematurely or suffer a heart attack or stroke, research has found.
Some people with atrial fibrillation who are at low risk of stroke can take a daily aspirin. But if you have moderate to high risk, consider an anticoagulant.