Health News

Jobs May Affect Heart Health
Factors like diet and exercise affect cardiovascular health. But where you work might also affect heart health.
Global Sodium Intake Exceeded Recommendations
Salt is a pantry staple and an ingredient present in many recipes. But too much of the seasoning can lead to high blood pressure and the potential for other serious heart conditions.
Irregular Heartbeat Before Surgery May Raise Stroke Risk
Being hospitalized for surgery is enough to make the heart race. And new research suggests an abnormal heartbeat prior to surgery may raise the risk of stroke.
Faster Atrial Fibrillation Treatments Had Better Outcomes
A sudden change in heart rhythm is a scary and serious condition that can predict life-threatening illnesses like heart failure and stroke. But immediate treatment may decrease risks for those illnesses.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Heart Medication Associated With Higher Death Rate
A variety of medicines can treat irregular heart rhythm. But one of those medicines may increase the risk of death.
Ablation May Decrease Heart-Related Deaths
Getting the heart to beat normally is the goal of treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation. One particular treatment may decrease death in patients with atrial fibrillation by doing just that.
Air Pollution Slightly Set the Heart Offbeat
Air pollution has been linked to a wide range of health problems, but it's not always clear what's directly related to specific air pollution measures.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
GI Bleeding Higher in Pradaxa vs. Warfarin
The prescription blood-thinners Pradaxa (dabigatran) and warfarin aim to reduce stroke and other cardiovascular disorders, but like most medications, they do carry some risks.