Cardiovascular Conditions

From atrial fibrillation to heart attacks and congestive heart failure, the articles in this section cover cardiovascular conditions and the treatments available.

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Heart Stents Fail to Alleviate Chest Pain, New Study Finds

A groundbreaking study upends conventional wisdom on heart stents for treating stable angina.

Skipping Breakfast Associated With Hardened Arteries, Say Heart Specialists

Skipping breakfast might seem innocuous, but a new study finds it associated with atherosclerosis and a wider waistline.

Slow Walkers May Be at Greater Risk of Heart-related Death, Study Shows

A U.K. study that lasted years and involved thousands of people suggests a link between slow walking and cardiovascular mortality.

How the Framingham Heart Study Works

Born in 1948, and still going strong, the Framingham Heart Study has told us just about everything we know about how people get heart disease and strokes. But not without some controversies along the way.

This Man Carried His 'Heart' in a Backpack for Over a Year

Thanks to a portable driver, Stan Larkin was able to live with an artificial heart out in the real world for 555 days.

Babies Can't Be Bribed, Unless the Payoff Is Right

A new study finds that babies are surprisingly willing to resist the dark side — to a certain point.

8 Step Plan to Lower Your Cholesterol

Do you need to lower you cholesterol? Here is an eight step plan to lower your cholesterol.

What are some vascular diseases?

There are many different types of vascular diseases, including peripheral artery disease, Buerger's disease, and aneurysms. Learn more about vascular diseases from this article.

10 Foods for a Healthy Heart

What we eat affects our heart and blood circulation -- either helping to prevent or cause heart attacks and strokes. Read on to learn about 10 heart-healthy foods to supercharge your heart.


Atherosclerosis refers to fatty deposits formed under the inner lining of the blood vessels. Learn about symptoms, risks and prevention.

5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Attacks

All the money and fame and influence in the world won't make it OK for you to eat bacon cheeseburgers if there's a history of heart disease in your family. While celebrities get to take a pass on some of life's unpleasant experiences, no one has immunity against heart attacks.

5 Facts About Women's Heart Health

The heart is the strongest muscle in the body, and though both men and women can experience heart problems as they age, certain factors in heart disease are unique to women. Learn what they are and how to handle them.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Heart-healthy

Your heart is a vital organ and crucial to your overall health. Check out what you can do to keep your heart healthy with the tips inside this article.

5 Heart Health Myths

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of myths associated with heart health and they can be difficult to decipher. Find out what is fact and what is fiction with the help of this article.

5 Heart Problems You Should Know About

Your heart is quite possibly the most important organ in your body and taking good care of it can lead to a healthy life. Learn more about the common illnesses that affect the heart and what you can do to avoid them.

5 Ways Cholesterol Can Affect Your Sex Life

Cholesterol occurs naturally in our bodies and it is often associated with a bad thing. Check out what we have uncovered about the relationship between cholesterol and a person's sex life.

What is congestive heart failure?

Are looking for information on congestive heart failure? Take a look at what we have gathered for you on this subject inside this article.

What is hypertension?

Do you how hypertension can affect many different parts of the body? Discover what hypertension is, how it afflicts the body and what you can do to avoid this illness.

The Dangers of Low Cholesterol

High cholesterol is bad but can low cholesterol present any dangers? Find out the answer to this question and more in this article.

What Your Eyes Can Tell You About Your Cholesterol Levels

Do you know what your eyes can say about your cholesterol levels? Check out what we have uncovered about the relationship between eyes and cholesterol.

Cholesterol and Cancer: How to Lower Your Risks

Did you know that lowering the levels of fat in your bloodstream may also lower your risk of developing cancer? Learn more about this relationship in this article.

Top 5 Risk Factors for Heart Disease

You can blame your family for psychological trauma, but you might want to look to them to find out your risk for heart disease. The No. 1 killer in the United States isn't pretty -- do you know what you're in for?

Top 5 Things You Should Know (But Don't) about Mitral Valve Prolapse

Bet you didn't know that flossing your teeth had anything to do with your heart. You probably don't think about your heart valves all that often, but we've got five simple things you need to know.

In heart disease, what's a clot and what's a clog?

Cardiologists see clots and clogs all the time when they're examining our hearts. But unlike the obstacles that stop up our kitchen sinks, these can kill us. Do you know the difference?

How could someone with relatively healthy arteries be at risk for a heart attack?

You figure that if you eat right, don't smoke and exercise regularly, you're probably safe from a heart attack, right? So how could a person with good habits still have one?