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Is Your Chest Pain Due to a Heart Attack?

The HEART Pathway protocol is a faster method of identifying patients with acute chest pain who can safely be sent home from the emergency room say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Salt Sensitivity: The Surprising Danger to Your Heart

Blood pressure in some people rises moderately to dramatically when excess salt is consumed. This can affect people with or without high blood pressure.

By Joseph Saling

Heart Failure: Types and Treatments

Learn more about the different types of heart failure that are caused by cardiovascular disease and how they are diagnosed and treated.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

5 Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Here are five factors that put you at higher risk.

By Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D.

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

Fast action is essential when it comes to treating an ischemic stroke. Here are six signs that can help identify victims.

By HealthAfter50

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.

By Sherrie Negrea

How Do Cholesterol Levels Affect Heart Health?

Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.

By Devon Schuyler

What Is a Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused by a clot in an arteries leading to the lungs, usually originating in a deep vein in the legs, arms, or pelvis.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is diagnosed when your arteries become narrowed by deposits called plaques within the artery walls.

By HealthAfter50

Blood Protein May Predict Heart Trouble

Your levels of a blood protein called PCSK9 may help predict your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. Here’s what to know.

By Amy Norton