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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

Cancer, cancer treatment and heart risk.

Lymphoma Can Raise Your Heart Failure Risk

Having lymphoma or breast cancer was linked to a three-times higher risk of developing heart failure within five years of initial diagnosis.

Heart model and stethoscope.

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

Doctor giving senior patient a memory test.

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

Older adult woman smiling sitting on couch at home.

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

Man with heart pain clutching his chest.

Severe Eczema and Heart Health: What You Should Know

Eczema can affect more than your skin. Recent studies show a connection between severe eczema and heart problems. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

Human heart anatomy, model of a heart.

No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

Man with dizziness caused by low blood pressure when standing up.

Drop in Blood Pressure on Standing Linked to Heart Disease

A rapid drop in blood pressure when standing from a sitting or lying position – called orthostatic hypotension – may be related to undiagnosed cardiovascular disease, according to a study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Doctor listening to a patient's heartbeat.

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

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Safer Sex After Open Heart Surgery

When is the “right time” for intimacy after open heart surgery?