Heart scan can help some determine risk for heart disease

Heart scan can help some determine risk for heart disease

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m a 57-year-old man, and my doctor recently recommended I have a CT scan…

Life-Saving Statins

Life-Saving Statins

Cholesterol-lowering meds can reduce risk of heart disease Open up a magazine and you’re likely to be bombarded with information,…

Heart disease is a woman’s disease

Heart disease is a woman’s disease

Environmental Nutrition In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease — almost half a million deaths…

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Innovative programs provide bridge between pediatric and adult care The teen years can be strewn with anxiety as kids ride…

Wearable Medicine

Wearable Medicine

New devices tackle heart disease and diabetes Above photo: CardioMEMS pulmonary artery sensor. Courtesy of St. Jude Medical, Inc. A new era in medicine…

How to improve your cholesterol levels

How to improve your cholesterol levels

If one-third of Americans have unhealthy cholesterol levels, why did the U.S. recently change its advice to limit the cholesterol…

Heart Monitors

Heart Monitors

Area hospitals move to noninvasive tests for cardiac disease Amit Patel, MD, seen through a CT scanner. Photo courtesy of…

Many ways to lower cholesterol will reduce heart disease risk

Many ways to lower cholesterol will reduce heart disease risk

Harvard Health Blog By Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H. Several contemporary clinical trials have shown that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs reduce the…

Decoding your risk for heart disease: Geneticists can now screen for defects

Decoding your risk for heart disease: Geneticists can now screen for defects

Source: Cleveland Clinic whatdoctorsknow.com Pinpointing genetic causes for heart disease is a complex and dynamic process that changes rapidly as…