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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.

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.

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Can Diet Drinks Lead to Stroke and Dementia?

Drinking diet soda daily was linked to increased risk of stroke and dementia in this recent study, but how accurate are the results?

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How Depression and Anxiety Can Harm Diabetes Patients

Depression and anxiety are more common in people with type 2 diabetes. Those conditions, which tend to coexist, increase heart disease risk.

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Hospital Waits Are Risky for Stroke Patients

Every minute counts during a stroke, but disabling or deadly delays occur frequently after patients reach a hospital’s emergency room for treatment.

5 Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Here are five factors that put you at higher risk.

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.

Depression Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Depression Can Raise Heart Disease Risk

Having recurrent episodes of depression may greatly increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Risks of Sleep Apnea for Angioplasty Patients

Risks of Sleep Apnea for Angioplasty Patients

Have you had an angioplasty? And do you have sleep apnea? Patients with well-controlled apnea fare better than those whose symptoms go untreated, a study shows.

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Ruin Your Vision

High blood pressure can damage small blood vessels that supply the retina, an area at the back of the eye that’s essential to vision. Here’s what to know.