Heart Care

Reality check: Are Statins Safe and Effective?chevron_right
Statins are a group of medicines that reduce the level of cholesterol in a person’s blood. One in 4 Americans older than age 40 takes a statin drug. Yet, despite being widely prescribed, statins are often misunderstood. Many people have doubts about how well they work or how safe they are. Below, we’ve fact-checked some common concerns.

Women, Listen Up: New Warnings About Heart Attack Symptomschevron_right
A new study suggests women are just as likely as men to have pain in their chest and left arm during a heart attack.

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Protect Your Heart?chevron_right
The latest research shows that the risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the benefits for many older adults without heart disease.

Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Daychevron_right
A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus).

Leg Pain: Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease?chevron_right
If you suffer from leg pain while walking, you may blame arthritis. But if the problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), it can have serious consequences.

Ladies: Take Care of Your Heart at Every Agechevron_right
Younger women in the U.S. are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate today compared with 20 years ago.

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heartchevron_right
Summer heat can be a problem when you have heart failure. Heart failure puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.

Strategies for Heading Off Heart Attackschevron_right
What can you do to lower your chances of having a heart attack? Take charge of risk factors. Here’s how.

It’s Personal: New Guidelines Recommend Customizing Cholesterol Treatment Planschevron_right
Keeping an eye on your cholesterol numbers is crucial for taking key steps, if needed, to lower your cholesterol level and protect your ticker.

Drink to Your Heart Healthchevron_right
Staying hydrated makes it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. When your fluid levels dip too low, your heart has to work overtime.

It’s Never Too Late to Protect Your Heartchevron_right
Here are some tips: Eat seafood 4 times a week. Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Cultivate your mental well-being.

Early Obesity Can Change Heart Structurechevron_right
For overweight or obese teens and 20-somethings, those extra pounds may already be contributing to future heart problems.