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Silent Heart Attack: What It Means and How to React

Silent Heart Attack: What It Means and How to React

The phrase “silent heart attack” suggests an event that comes and goes without much fanfare. And while it’s true you can have an actual heart attack without realizing it at the time, the signs of a silent heart attack can include real damage to your heart muscle. “Just like the

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? It’s Actually Dozens of Disorders

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? It’s Actually Dozens of Disorders

You may hear the term “cardiovascular disease” used interchangeably with “heart disease” or any of several other terms to describe problems with your heart or blood vessels. But what is cardiovascular disease (CVD) exactly, and why does it seem to be applied so broadly to conditions related to circulation?

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What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

The Skinny on Fats

Dietary recommendations regarding fat consumption are by no means a settled matter. Scientists are still debating this complex topic, and some may disagree on how much fat and which types of fat are most likely to ensure a healthy heart and brain. Instead of trying to untangle the latest research,

Ask the Doctors: Angina and Stents

Ask the Doctors: Angina
Q. I have had stable angina for a couple of years. I know what brings on the pain and how to treat it. But what is the usual progression for angina? I know my heart attack risk is higher, but what can I do to prevent my

Can Vitamin C to Cut Your Cardiovascular Risks?

Getting enough vitamin C in your diet via a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables may lead to a longer life by helping reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research published online May 6, 2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, individuals who consumed

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