The simple ratio of height to weight can identify young adults with increased health risks.
Women are less likely to be taking preventive medicines and seek care at the ER more frequently.
This year's most read patient summaries worth a second look.
Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million adults.
Analysis of U.S. hospital data shows that systemic issues may be to blame for health care disparities.
CT imaging reduces risk of heart attack and death by 41% in patients with recurrent chest pain.
Updated guidelines incorporate new research to minimize complications in women with heart disease.
Recent findings fail to support use of fish oil supplements and low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease in adults with diabetes.
Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.
Danish study finds that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the potential risks from exposure to air pollution.
Study finds that heart attack survivors who don’t return to work tend to face poorer health, financial hardship, signs of depression.
Study of more than 2 million adults finds that being married significantly reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death.
Experts ask obstetricians and gynecologists to help educate their patients about heart disease.
New Zealand study finds current tools greatly overestimate 5–year risk of developing heart disease.
Recent medical statement highlights the evolution of percutaneous coronary intervention and for which heart patients it is most appropriate.
Study sheds light on the needs of those who experience chest pain but don’t have heart disease.
Heart attack survivors with a history of marijuana and cocaine use have worse long-term survival, finds study.
Women often experience heart attack symptoms differently than men. It's important for a woman to be able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack and react quickly by calling 911.
It's important for men to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, remain calm and quickly call 911. Under no circumstances should men try to "tough it out."