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When It Comes to Heart Attacks, Gender Is an Issuechevron_right
All may be fair in love and war, but the same can’t be said for matters of the heart. A heart attack—when blood doesn’t reach part of the heart muscle—is a medical emergency, but its symptoms vary from person to person.

7 Steps to Better Blood Pressure Controlchevron_right
For people with uncontrolled high blood pressure, the artery walls are constantly being damaged by the force of the blood rushing through them. Over time, the damage increases the risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease.

Taking Your Emotional Health to Heartchevron_right
The link between your head and your heart may be closer than you think. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all affect your heart health.

Heart-Healthy Living During COVID-19chevron_right
A lot has changed over the past year due to COVID-19. But one thing that has stayed the same is the importance of building healthy habits. That’s especially crucial when you have coronary artery disease (CAD) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Here’s how to prioritize taking your medicines and being physically active, pandemic-style.

Statins Do More Than Just Lower High Cholesterolchevron_right
About 40 million people in the U.S. take a statin drug. Statins are typically used to lower high cholesterol in the blood. But they have other important benefits, too. In fact, they may be prescribed for people with diabetes even when their cholesterol level is normal.

Feel Dizzy When You Stand? Here’s Why to Tell Your Doctorchevron_right
Do you feel dizzy when you stand? Even faint or fall down? These are all signs of a condition called orthostatic hypotension, which doctors have long linked to heart problems. Now, a new study suggests it might have consequences for the mind, too.

Have a Heart-to-Heart with Your Doctor About Marijuanachevron_right
Even though marijuana is now legal in some states, you may be hesitant to tell your healthcare provider if you use it. But here’s a reason why you should: Marijuana may not be safe for everyone. In fact, the American Heart Association is concerned that using it regularly may have a negative effect on your heart.

A Surprising Way to Boost Heart Health: Get a Flu Shotchevron_right
Health experts advise almost everyone get an annual flu shot. But if you’re wavering, here’s another fact to consider: Doing so may protect your heart.

Give AF the Boot with Healthy Habitschevron_right
It can feel like your heart is flip-flopping, beating fast, or skipping beats. Atrial fibrillation (AF)—or irregular heartbeat—affects more than 2 million Americans.

Coronary Artery Disease vs. Congestive Heart Failure: What’s the Difference?chevron_right
Coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure are two common heart conditions. They share many of the same risk factors. And some treatment approaches are helpful for both. But they also differ in important ways.

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Uglychevron_right
Getting a cholesterol test is simple. Making sense of the results can be more complex. Here's help.