Heart Health - Symptoms

David Andrews

When David began experiencing discomfort in his chest, he drove himself to the emergency room. It was there that he got the wake-up call of his life.

Kyla Jones

Kyla Jones had never experienced any heart problems. Then suddenly, she suffered a near-fatal heart attack and had to undergo double-bypass surgery. See how she cheated death and was able to regain control of her health.

Men with Baldness at the Crown May Be More Prone to Heart Disease

Studies have shown a link between specific patterns of male baldness and the development of coronary heart disease. However, there isn't a clear explanation for the association. Should you be concerned?

Do You Have Too Much of This Type of Fat?

Excess abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, may be a risk factor for some serious health problems. Fortunately, you can take measures to improve your health. Here's how.

Secondary Hypertension: Get the Facts

Could your high blood pressure be a side effect of another medical condition? Learn more about this form of hypertension.

Diet, Bacteria, and Your Heart

The foods you eat can end up hardening your arteries, but not in the way you think.

Thick Blood: What Are the Risks?

People with thicker (more viscous) blood have a higher chance of heart problems and even type 2 diabetes. Learn more about the connection.

Air Pollution May Up Your Cardio Risk

Did you know your surroundings could increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke? Here's why.

Is It Heart Valve Disease?

According to the American Heart Association, approximately 5 million Americans develop heart valve disease (HVD) each year. Here are the different types of HVD along with risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.

Snoring May Mean Serious Health Risks

New study suggests snoring may be more than just a nuisance. Read on to learn about its connection to heart attack and stroke.

Transient Ischemic Attacks: What You Need to Know

Sometimes referred to as "mini strokes," TIAs are temporary and cause no permanent damage. But they can be a warning sign of bigger problems to come.

Signs of Aging May Predict Heart Problems

New research links looking older with cardiovascular issues. Here's how to tell if you're aging well, inside and out.

5 Important (But Rarely Explained) Medical Terms, and What They Mean

Struggling to understand what your doctor’s saying? Here are some helpful translations.

Is Heartburn the Same As GERD?

Heartburn is a symptom of GERD. And there’s more to know about how these conditions are distinct.

Fix Your Muscle Cramps, and Figure Out What's Causing Them

Ouch! Ease those sharp muscle spasms, and try these preventative tips including keeping hydrated.

Health by the Numbers: Men's Health

Many of the health risks that men face today can be successfully treated if caught early. Here's a look at men's health by the numbers.

Could Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Also Prevent Depression?

Commonly used to prevent coronary heart disease, statins may also lower the risk of major depression.

The Link Between Peripheral Artery Disease and Depression

Psychosocial factors like stress and depression can have an adverse effect on cardiac health. Here's what you can do.

Peripheral Arterial Disease: What You Need to Know

Up to 12 million people in the U.S. are currently living with this condition. Here are the risk factors and treatments options.

5 Symptoms Men Ignore

Men can prevent health risks by paying attention to changes in their body and seeing their doctor when something isn't right.

Health by the Numbers: Cholesterol

High cholesterol puts you at a higher risk for serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. Here's a look at cholesterol by the numbers.

If You're Overweight With Normal Blood Pressure

With an optimal blood pressure reading, you may believe that you are healthy despite your weight, but it's not so clear-cut.

5 Ways to Improve Leg Circulation

Exercise, hosiery, hot pepper. There are plenty of ways to get the blood flowing in your legs. Read on for a list of five.

Heart Disease in Women vs. Men: 6 Big Differences

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death among both genders, there are additional dangers for women.

Should Your Broken Heart Be Treated Medically?

Broken Heart Syndrome can be harmful to your mind and body, and it can be treated.

4 Heart Facts Every Woman Should Know

When it comes to your cardiovascular health, the essentials are clear.

5 Exams That Could Save Your Life

These simple tests can help detect common health conditions before they escalate.

Depression in Older Adults

It's common for seniors to experience sadness and grief, but when these feelings are persistent, they may be a sign of depression.

Can a Heart Attack Occur Without Chest Pain?

If you're used to the dramatic representations of heart attacks on TV, you may be surprised to learn about real-life scenarios.

Birth Control Pills and Blood Clots: What Are the Risks?

New findings stir up additional concerns among birth control users. Here's a rundown of the research and an expert's take on the topic.
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