Many may think heart disease is a "man's disease" or perceive it as an "older woman's disease," but numbers are showing us otherwise.
According to the U.S. CDC and the American Heart Association , heart disease is:
- The number one killer of women and men in the U.S.... more »
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage's heart before he crashed his car and declared the cause of death as heart disease.
The autopsy released Thursday reveals that 58-year-old Randy Poffo, known professionally as Randy Savage, had... more »
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A Maine cardiologist and a team of nurses are being credited with saving the life of a heart attack victim, but it wasn't in an emergency room.
Dr. William Phillips was giving a lecture Monday on heart disease at the Central Maine Medical Center in... more »
"The LifeVest essentially did what its name implies. It saved my life," says Colorado Springs patient and resident Walter Aufderheide.
Aufderheide recalls the symptoms that sent him to the doctor's office - restless, sleepless nights in late October of 2010. Seems harmless, but for Aufderheide, his heart could not... more »
A new study finds brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your breath fresh -- it may also help your heart. Researchers at University College London studied data from over 11,000 adults and found those who did not brush their teeth often had a 70 percent increased risk... more »
The Food and Drug Administration is looking into data suggesting a group of prostate cancer drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The drugs are used to suppress the hormone testosterone, which fuels the growth of prostate cancer tumors. Occasionally the drugs are used by women to... more »
Doctors typically order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke, now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of over 300 thousand adults. All had various forms of... more »
Strokes are typically caused when blood vessels are blocked. Doctors often order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke. Now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of... more »
A new study suggests that men may be able to lower their risk of getting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer by keeping their cholesterol in a healthy range.
Men whose cholesterol was under 200 had less than half the risk of developing high-grade prostate tumors compared to... more »
Heart patients who catch the flu may have more to worry about than just a fever or the sniffles: the virus could also spark a heart attack, new research shows.
Amid the global outbreak of swine flu, experts say it's crucial that heart patients get vaccinated against both regular... more »