Heart Health

Risk Factors


Heart Risk Calculators Are Not Foolproof

The calculators that doctors use to estimate their patients’ future risk of heart attack are often off the mark, one study suggests.

Heart Surgery Device Linked to Deadly Infection

An infection risk from medical devices used during open-heart surgery to warm or cool a patient has prompted a warning about the units.

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Too Much Sex May Be Bad for Men’s Hearts

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.

Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.

AFib and Stroke Risk: What to Know

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.

5 Stroke Risk Factors for Women

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?

Eat Whole Grains and Live Longer?

New research associates eating whole-grain foods with an increased lifespan. Here’s how much you need to consume to reap the benefits.

What's Your Heart Age?

You may feel young at heart, and know your chronological age, but do you know your heart’s biological age?

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How to Prevent a Stroke

New guidelines about what to eat, and more.

6 Ways to Cut Your Stroke Risk

Updated guidelines reinforce why it’s so important to do these six things.