Devon Schuyler is a longtime medical writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Backpacker, Fit Pregnancy, Portland Monthly, Medscape, and numerous other publications for physicians and consumers. She enjoys skiing, travel, and spending time at the beach with her family.
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People with sleep apnea have larger deposits of inflammatory proteins that can damage the blood vessels and lead to heart attacks.
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.
New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.
Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.
People with high levels of omega-3 fats in their bodies are less likely to have fatal heart attacks, according to a recent analysis.
Quitting smoking and eating healthier have been shown to have long-lasting improvements in overall health.
Pharmacists who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.