Heart Health - Causes

Sleep Apnea and Your Heart

Snoring loudly enough to wake up your sleeping spouse may be more than just annoying, it could signal a serious health problem.

Stroke in Young Adults: Not So Uncommon

The statistics are shocking: According to the American Heart Association, every 45 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke.

The Dangers of Being "Skinny Fat"

What is the normal weight obesity condition and what can you do about it?

5 Common Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital cardiovascular defects, ranging from mild to severe, occur in about one percent of all live births, or approximately eight out of every 1,000 births, and are the most common congenital malformation in newborns.

Watching Sports May Be Bad for Your Heart

One study showed the risk for cardiac arrest soared to two to four times higher while watching heart-pounding sports events. But does it matter if your team wins or loses?

Understanding Aneurysms and Aortic Disease

Aortic disease is known as a silent epidemic because each year nearly 47,000 Americans die from the disorder. Understand the warning signs and risk factors of aneurysms.

The Link Between Anemia and Heart Failure

Heart disease patients who also have or develop anemia are more likely to experience more severe heart problems. Find out why and what you can do.

What You Should Know About Heart Palpitations

We've all experienced the sensation of our heart skipping a beat. Or maybe it's felt as if it's fluttering inside our chest. Brought on by a number of factors, these "heart palpitations" usually aren't serious.

Calcium in Arteries May Predict Heart Attack Risk

A study found that the addition of a patient's coronary artery calcium (CAC) score to their other risk factors for heart disease (smoking, age, and cholesterol levels) led to a better prediction of their category of risk-low, intermediate or high-for developing heart disease than traditional factors alone.

The Truth About Caffeine's Effect on Your Health

Is caffeine good or bad for your health? Get the truth here.

The Cardiac Dangers of Macular Degeneration

A team of Australian researchers has found that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) greatly increases your chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

Predicting Heart Disease in Women

As part of the American Heart Association's focus on women and heart health, the organization initiated new guidelines in 2007 to help doctors evaluate women's risk factors for cardiac disease. Three years later, how well are these guidelines working?

5 Ways your TV is Slowly Killing You

Research suggests that your TV-viewing habit can be a deadly pastime.

5 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Heart

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, but it is also highly preventable. These are the five worst things that you can do to your heart.

Sitting Too Long Could Be Dangerous to Your Health

Sitting too long raises fatality risk, experts say.

Body Fat and Disease Prevention

Having fat on the lower portion of your body, such as on the thighs, hips and backside, may protect against diabetes and heart disease, a recent report suggests.

Pediatric Stroke: What You Should Know

When you think of strokes, you probably think it only happens to adults. In fact, pediatric stroke also exists and it s important to know the signs of this serious condition in case your child is at risk.

Is Electrosmog Harming Your Health?

Electrical pollution from cell phones and WiFi known as "electrosmog" is hazardous to our health, according to recent research.

Salt and Stroke: Even a Little Might Be Too Much

Sodium is essential, but too much of anything is bad news for your body. Now, studies show that intake of salt needs to be even less than previously thought to ward off the risk of stroke.

Obesity as Dangerous as a Lifetime of Smoking

Surely being overweight can't be nearly as bad for you as a smoking habit. Well, think again.

The Job Stress and Stroke Connection

Men who feel stressed at work are at a greater risk of having a stroke.

Sugar is Not So Sweet on the Heart

Experts are now beginning to link excess sugar intake to higher incidences of heart disease.

Panic Attacks and Mitral Valve Prolapse

Many believe that panic attacks and mitral valve prolapse are linked. But is this the truth? Read on to get what the studies are really saying.

Erectile Dysfunction May Be a Sign of Heart Disease

ED may be even more serious than it first seemed.

Does Being a Workaholic Jeopardize Your Health?

Recognize the signs of being a workaholic and learn what to do to protect your health.

Triglycerides and Nerve Damage in Diabetics

For the first time, a simple blood test may hold the answer

Blood Pressure and Sleep: What's the Connection?

How many hours of slumber do experts suggest for a healthy heart?

How Snoring Can Hurt Your Heart

Did you know that in addition to being a nighttime nuisance, snoring can also be downright dangerous?

Heart Disease and Depression: What's the Link?

Learn more about this important connection.

Guys: Are You at Risk for Stroke?

Health officials assert that cardiovascular disease is preventable in many cases. Find out if you re at risk for stroke and what you should or must do about it.