Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any
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Four New Gene Variants Identified as Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease
In a study of more than 94,000 people, researchers found four gene variants that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A gene variant is a variation in the DNA sequence in a person’s genome, which is the complete set
It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the most common cause of adult disability. As alarming as those statistics are, you may be surprised to learn that 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
“That statistic from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association speaks to the combination of
Certain diseases do not behave the same way in men and women. They may have different risk profiles, different symptoms, even different outcomes. The more scientists and physicians understand about these differences, the better they can tailor care to attain the best results. To that end, a team of researchers
Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these individuals, 140,000 die, and many survivors are left with long-term complications and disabilities. “A stroke happens because blood flow in the brain is interrupted by a blood clot or a ruptured
Macronutrients. Micronutrients. Plant foods. Animal foods. What matters most is that you understand how to use them to lay the groundwork for healthy eating. In that respect, think of them as bricks in the road leading you to a potentially life-changing destination: a heart-healthy dietary pattern.
Focus more on your overall
A nurse takes your blood pressure at your annual physical. The numbers are recorded and the checkup continues. But do you know where on the blood pressure chart your levels are? Are they healthy? Too low? Too high, meaning you have hypertension? If you have high blood pressure or are
High cholesterol can have wide-ranging effects—both direct and indirect—on your heart and several other organs served by your vascular system. As cholesterol builds in the arteries of your heart, brain, and throughout your body, it usually does so silently. In some cases, the first signs of atherosclerosis may be a
Q: My brother recently suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Can you tell me more about these, and what I can do to reduce my risk of having one?
A: A hemorrhagic stroke takes the form of either an intracerebral hemorrhage, which occurs if a weakened blood vessel within the brain ruptures and