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Online Tool for Checking Heart Risks

An online tool can check your heart risks and shows what you can do to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Take Care of Your Arteries by Eating Breakfast

Breakfast, often called the most important meal of the day, may be crucial for maintaining healthy arteries.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is There a Relationship Between Anxiety and Heart Disease?

Studies suggest anxiety disorders may be a viable precursor to heart complications due to prolonged stress on the body.

By Eileen Bailey

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

Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

Stroke death rates are no longer declining but increasing in southern states and among the Hispanic population.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Childhood Poverty Fuels Later-in-life Heart Risks

Learn how childhood poverty can impact cardiac health and raise the risk of developing heart disease in adulthood.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Iron Deficiency Linked to Coronary Artery Disease Risk

Studies suggest a link between low levels of iron in the body and the risk for developing coronary artery disease.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is There a Bypass Surgery Ten Year Curse?

Prognosis after bypass surgery is good. That is until you hit the ten year mark. Here’s what you should know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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

Are You At Risk for High Cholesterol?

You can’t see high cholesterol. You can’t feel it. It doesn’t have any symptoms. Yet it kills 500,000 Americans each year and is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.