Here’s what the experts say.
Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.
Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.
Average blood pressure readings increased as the coronavirus spread, new research suggests. The finding portends medical repercussions far beyond Covid-19.
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years.
A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week?
Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death.
The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack.
The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don’t go far enough.
For many, reducing sodium in the diet even modestly can have an outsize impact on lowering blood pressure.
Training for and finishing a marathon can leave arteries more flexible, healthy and biologically younger than before.
Drinking can elevate your pulse, which isn’t a concern for most healthy adults, though those with heart rhythm problems should use caution.
People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.
Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis.
High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.
A new analysis suggests that a difference in blood pressure between the left and right arms may signal increased risk for serious heart problems.
Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?
Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.
The problem, a brief but precipitous drop in blood pressure that causes lightheadedness or dizziness when standing up, is called orthostatic hypotension.
Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world.
People taking widely used medicines did not face higher rates of infection or more severe illness, new research indicates.
Some supplements may actually be harmful for cardiovascular health.
Symptoms, rather than numbers, may best define when blood pressure is too low.
As with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.
Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.