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Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.

Stethoscope on the ECG.

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

For the 2.6 million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the sensation of a fast, irregular, and chaotic heartbeat all too often becomes a way of life—and may put their health at risk.

Eat Whole Grains and Live Longer?

New research associates eating whole-grain foods with an increased lifespan. Here’s how much you need to consume to reap the benefits.

What's Your Heart Age?

You may feel young at heart, and know your chronological age, but do you know your heart’s biological age?

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease

For most individuals with coronary heart disease, the most common initial symptom is chest pain.

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How Blood Pressure Is Measured

Systolic blood pressure is the pressure in the arteries while the heart is contracting; diastolic is the pressure during the heart’s relaxation.

man with severe headache

Stroke Symptoms to Watch Out For

Like a heart attack, a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Here are the signs to watch for and what you should do.

woman using home blood pressure monitor

How to Get an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Here is what to know about the devices used for measuring blood pressure and how to prepare yourself.

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How to Know If You Have Hypertension

When your blood pressure is measured, the reading will be categorized into one of three groups.

When Heart Attacks Are Silent

A silent heart attack occurs when oxygen flow to your heart is reduced in the absence of obvious symptoms like chest pain. And it’s not as rare as you might think.