Clean Teeth Love a Healthy Heart
Taking care of your teeth may provide more benefits than you think. Proper gum and tooth care is not only good for your oral health, but it might help your heart as well.
Heart Stoppers: Two Emergencies Often Confused
Often the terms 'cardiac arrest' and 'heart attack' are used interchangeably. These two heart emergencies, however, are very distinct, and knowing the difference can save lives.
Seeking a Crystal Ball for Kids' Hearts
Identifying early warning signs should assist doctors in helping their patients avoid future disease. However, it is possible to look too hard – and not really find anything helpful.
Eggs May Be OK for the Heart
When it comes to eggs and heart health, the message has been scrambled. While some researchers believe eggs can be bad for the heart, others find no link between heart disease and eating eggs.
Women’s Heart Problems Linked to MCI
Heart disease has been linked to risk for dementia. But it is not clear which types of dementia are related to heart problems.
Bypass Patients Less Likely to Take Meds
Medication after heart surgery is often a key part of recovery. Interestingly, individuals who receive more invasive cardiac surgery may be the least likely to follow up with preventative medication.
Diabetics Doing Better after Blood Flow Fix
When drugs aren't doing the trick to relieve pain from narrowed arteries, doctors may recommend procedures to restore blood flow. For diabetes patients undergoing one of these procedures, outcomes seem to have improved.
Abbott's Coronary Stent Approved
US Food and Drug Administration officials have given the green light to Abbott's new drug-eluting stent designed to open blocked coronary arteries and restore blood flow.
Soldier's Heart Clogged
Heart health has been improving among Americans—including US soldiers. Service members who do have clogged arteries, however, appear to show no signs or symptoms.
Treat Type 1 to Treat Hardened Arteries
People with type 1 diabetes may face a number of complications, including narrowed arteries. If patients gain better control of blood sugar levels, they may reduce their risk of these complications.