Moderate alcohol consumption has some undeniable health benefits, including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
Patients with atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulants and don’t use them take the risk of having a stroke. Here’s what to consider.
As many as 8 of 10 patients with a stroke brought on by atrial fibrillation die or are disabled. That’s why recognizing afib early is so important.
Cigarette smokers have two to three times the risk of stroke than nonsmokers, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk.
The calculators that doctors use to estimate their patients’ future risk of heart attack are often off the mark, one study suggests.
An infection risk from medical devices used during open-heart surgery to warm or cool a patient has prompted a warning about the units.
Sex is good for your cardiovascular health, right? Maybe not if you’re a man over age 57 and you’re having too much of it, or enjoying it too much.
Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.
The stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation is up to seven times that of the general public. Find out if you need to follow a stroke prevention plan.
You may have heard that heart attack symptoms can be different for a woman than for a man. But did you know that the same holds true for stroke?