Cardiovascular Conditions

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

Could you have healthy arteries and have a heart attack? Learn about heart attack risks and your arteries.