https://www.healthcentral.com/category/heart-disease/tag/risk-factors
Heart Health

Risk Factors

The Latest

Heart disease risk factors.

Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

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.

Empty beer bottles.

Binge Drinking Linked to Heart Problems in Young People

Young people who frequently binge drink have significantly more risk factors for heart disease than their peers who don’t binge drink, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Nurse taking patients blood pressure.

Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

Promo Image

Lose the Meat Habit: Eat Proteins That Do Your Heart Good

Plant protein, from nuts, seeds, and legumes, may be much healthier for the heart than meat protein. Find out how to add more plant protein to your diet.

Young man lifting hand weight at gym.

Young and Obese May Lead to Cardiac Death

Obesity is a major risk factor of sudden cardiac death in young people, according to this study. Learn why increased screening and prevention could save lives.

Man sleeping while wearing fitness tracker on wrist.

Don’t Think Sleep is Important? Your Heart Says Otherwise!

There’s limited data about the joint effects of sleep duration and sleep quality on heart health. Here’s what we know about the importance of sleep for your heart.

Pregnant woman having blood sugar tested at doctors office.

Gestational Diabetes Can Cause Heart Defects

If you devlop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it's vital that you keep blood sugar levels in check to prevent serious heart conditions in your child.

Brain scan ischemic stroke.

Can You Spot a Heart Emergency?

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

Man pinching stomach fat.

Metabolic Syndrome: An Emerging Vital Heart Health Sign

A third of Americans have this cluster of symptoms that doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease. Are you one of them?