Heart Health

Risk Factors


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IBD and Heart Disease

As excess inflammation builds up the body, disease and other complications are born.

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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.

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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.

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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.

High anxiety can increase risk of heart disease

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.

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.

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Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

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

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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.

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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.

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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.