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Certain Heart Attack Risk Factors Affect Women More Than Men

A study published in the BMJ suggests the effects of heart-related risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, and smoking differ between men and women.

By Diane Domina

Can You Spot a Heart Emergency?

A Cleveland Clinic survey finds remarkable gaps in basic knowledge about heart attacks and strokes between different generations.

By Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD

Daylight Saving Time and Heart Disease Risk

You might think a one-hour change wouldn’t be much of a disruption. But it’s the suddenness of the change that can lead to significant health consequences.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon

Peripheral Artery Disease: An Undertreated Threat

If you have peripheral artery disease, chances are you could be doing more to lower your risk of serious complications, such as heart attack or stroke.

By Melissa Caravella

Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.

By HealthAfter50

Coronary Calcium Scans: Predicting Heart Attacks

Coronary calcium scans measure the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. The test may help identify those at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.

By HealthAfter50

The Dangers of Sitting Too Much

People who spend more than 10 hours each day sitting, watching TV, or driving are at higher risk for heart attack. Here’s what to do to counteract this.

By HealthAfter50

6 Ways to Survive a Heart Attack

Save precious time during a cardiac emergency and boost your odds of surviving a heart attack by taking these steps.

By HealthAfter50