New BP Guidelines

Definition of High Blood Pressure Drops


Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation's top heart health organizations. More >

Want to Prevent Heart Disease? Go Nuts!


Avoiding heart disease may be a nutty idea. More >

Blood Thinners May Also Protect Brains of A-Fib Patients


Blood thinners may pull double duty for people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation: New research suggests they help prevent dementia as well as stroke. More >

Cardiac, Blood Sugar Benefits

Could Skipping Breakfast Feed Heart Disease?


Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. More >

Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk


People who stop following their doctor's advice to take a daily aspirin may see their risk of heart attack and stroke quickly rise, a new study suggests. More >

Prevention is Essential

Fatal First-Time Heart Attacks More Common in Blacks


Black adults are more likely than whites to die of a first heart attack, a new analysis suggests. More >

Lowers Heart's Pumping Capacity

Anabolic Steroids May Take a Toll on the Heart


Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say. More >

'Alarming Threat to Global Health'

Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide


Roughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally, new research finds. More >

Know the Warning Signs

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It


Is it possible to have a small stroke and not even realize it? More >

Trans Fat Bans May Have Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Rate


Could the contents of your cupcake affect your heart attack risk? More >

Exercisers May Have Better Shot of Surviving Heart Attack


Maybe this will be the news that finally jolts you off the couch and into an exercise program. More >