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In many diseases, exercise as effective as taking drugs

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing cardiovascular diseases and other chronic conditions. In the few conditions where...

Yin-yang effect of sodium and chloride presents salt conundrum

'Eat less salt' is a mantra of our health-conscious times and is seen as an important step in reducing heart disease and hypertension. Too much...
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Why Do Black Women Have A Higher Risk of Death from...

Among a group of women with symptoms of angina who were tested for a suspected coronary blockage, nearly 3 times as many black women...

New predictor of heart attack or stroke

A hike in your blood pressure during middle age significantly raises the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke during your lifetime,...

New stats show America’s heart health needs improvement

America's heart and blood vessel health is far from ideal, according to data in the American Heart Association's "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2012," published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The update provi...

No extra heart attacks for adults who use ADHD meds

Although there have been cardiovascular safety concerns about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications because of their ability to increase heart rate and blood pressure levels, an analysis that included more than 150,00...

Heart health risk of prostate cancer treatment being ignored

Heart disease and stroke are emerging complications of treating prostate cancer with drugs to suppress testosterone production, yet standard management of the disease is ignoring this risk, warn specialists in a viewpoint published online in Heart. Dr...

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