Young American Indians Have Hidden Heart Disease Risk

More than 1 in 20 American Indian teens and young adults have what’s known as subclinical atherosclerosis, early signs of plaque in their arteries that cause no symptoms and increase their risk for heart attacks and strokes later in life, according to preliminary study data presented at an online scientific meeting hosted by the American… Continue reading Young American Indians Have Hidden Heart Disease Risk

What to Know About the Flu if You Have Heart Disease

Australia is having its worst flu season in five years, which began two months earlier than usual, with cases peaking three times higher than average, according to official government surveillance reports. This news doesn’t bode well for the United States, where, historically, the same flu tends to enter the country later in the year. Last month,… Continue reading What to Know About the Flu if You Have Heart Disease

What People With Heart Disease Should Know About COVID-19

The number of people dying of COVID-19 is declining in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But if you have an existing heart condition, you are still more likely to become severely ill if you're infected with the coronavirus, the CDC says. Public health experts began researching the link between heart… Continue reading What People With Heart Disease Should Know About COVID-19

Heart Disease Treatment and Prevention

Treatment for heart disease varies by condition and severity. For example, coronary artery disease can be treated with lifestyle changes or medication, while a serious heart rhythm problem may need an implantable device, like a pacemaker. Your doctor will devise a treatment plan that is best for your needs. Make sure to follow directions carefully… Continue reading Heart Disease Treatment and Prevention

Moderate Exercise Doesn’t Worsen Muscle Pain for Statin Users

Mild muscle pain can be a relatively common side effect of taking the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins. While the medication is generally well-tolerated, some may experience severe muscle aches, according to Mayo Clinic. Because of this, some statin users may avoid exercise, thinking their risk of muscle problems will be greater. Other… Continue reading Moderate Exercise Doesn’t Worsen Muscle Pain for Statin Users

Rare Gene Variant Found in Amish Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease

Researchers have identified a new gene variant associated with lower levels of LDL (also known as “bad”) cholesterol and fibrinogen, a protein involved in blood clotting, that appears to significantly lower a person’s risk of heart disease. Although the gene variant is found in fewer than 1 in 1,000 people in the general population, it’s… Continue reading Rare Gene Variant Found in Amish Could Lead to New Treatments for Heart Disease

Put Down the Pressed Coffee to Protect Your Heart |Everyday Health

Everyone has a coffee preference: poured over, pressed, pulled, the classic drip. But the way you brew your morning cup of joe has an impact that goes beyond taste and trend: It actually determines how coffee affects your health. Scandinavian researchers followed the coffee consuming habits of more than half a million people over a span of 20 years… Continue reading Put Down the Pressed Coffee to Protect Your Heart |Everyday Health

People Over 60 Should Not Start Taking Daily Aspirin for the Prevention of First Heart Attack or Stroke, Task Force Says

Adults 60 and older who are at risk of heart disease should not start taking a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a panel of 18 independent experts appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The panel concluded with… Continue reading People Over 60 Should Not Start Taking Daily Aspirin for the Prevention of First Heart Attack or Stroke, Task Force Says