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.
Eye protection is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you’re told you need a procedure to open a blockage in one of your heart’s arteries.
An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.
Some stroke risks, such as your age, are out of your control. The good news is that 90 percent of the factors that cause strokes can be modified.
Sleep apnea can raise the risk of heart attack, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation. Here’s what to know.
Coronary calcium scans measure the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. The test may help identify those at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Many women still think heart disease is a man’s disease and fail to see themselves at risk for it. In fact, just as many postmenopausal women as men die of a heart attack each year.
There’s good news if you take a thiazide to treat high blood pressure: It may boost your bone health.
Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.
Despite reductions in heart-related deaths overall, heart disease in women remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, especially in African-American women.