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 >

Be Aware of Risk Factors

More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study


Strokes are typically associated with the elderly, but new research suggests that strokes are increasingly happening to Americans under 65. More >

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?

Chronic Wakefulness Could Harm the Heart


More worrisome news for people who toss and turn all night: Insomnia appears to be linked to a heightened risk for heart attack or stroke, a research review from China suggests. More >

Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People


Overweight and obese people tend to develop heart disease at an earlier age, living with chronic illness for much longer than those of a healthy weight, a new study shows. More >

Women Most at Risk

Heart Disease Linked to Anxiety, Negative Feelings


People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than people in the general population, a new study suggests. More >