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Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Is Your Chest Pain Due to a Heart Attack?

The HEART Pathway protocol is a faster method of identifying patients with acute chest pain who can safely be sent home from the emergency room say researchers.

By Diane Domina

The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

The connection between blood pressure and heart rate is not always clear. Learn about some of the different conditions that affect these measures and what it indicates about heart health.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Can My HDL Be Too High?

Is it possible to have too much “good” cholesterol? Find out more about the different types of HDL, cholesterol tests, and what they mean.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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.

By Joseph Saling

How is C-reactive Protein Connected to Heart Disease?

Learn more about how this blood test can measure inflammation in the body and may be an indicator of other developing conditions.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.

By Sherrie Negrea

How Do Cholesterol Levels Affect Heart Health?

Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.

By Devon Schuyler

Tracking Blood Pressure Helps Gauge Health Risks

Tracking blood pressure over time provides a better picture of overall health than a single blood pressure reading, according to a long-term study.

By Sherrie Negrea

What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is diagnosed when your arteries become narrowed by deposits called plaques within the artery walls.

By HealthAfter50