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We often brush off fatigue, shortness of breath and other issues as simple aging, or we chalk them up to hectic schedules. Those signs could be our body’s way of informing us something might be up with our heart health.
Just because you can buy aspirin without a prescription doesn’t mean it’s without risks. Taking it to prevent a heart attack could be harmful. Find out why.
Chronic inflammation is a major contributor to heart disease. Learn how it leads to heart attacks and strokes, and what you can do to reduce inflammation.
If you have heart disease, you may be worried that sex will trigger a heart attack. Sexual activity raises your heart rate, but it also provides heart-healthy benefits. Learn when it’s safe to engage in sex and when it’s too risky.
Smoking electronic cigarettes is often considered safer than regular smoking. Learn why vaping is still harmful, and why you should rethink taking it up.
A genetic disorder that causes high cholesterol from birth can lead to early heart disease. Learn how a simple test can tell if you have it.
Symptoms of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can leave a lasting imprint on your health.
ED can be an early warning sign of heart disease.
You always need to watch your cholesterol, no matter your age.
The best approach to treating high blood pressure depends on the person being treated.
AFib is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. Learn more about the symptoms of AFib and how it can be treated.
How much of what you hear about cholesterol is true? Check out these cholesterol facts that might surprise you.
How dangerous is physical inactivity, really? How does the risk of heart disease compare with that of other diseases? Get this heart information and more.
Many things can affect your heart rhythms throughout your life, usually in ways that will not harm you. But when is a change in heart rhythms a health alert?
A recent, eye-opening study finds that much of the cardiovascular disease seen in severely overweight people is driven by more than diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn the new risk Johns Hopkins researchers now know obesity holds.
Many different kinds of stress can be surprisingly harmful to your heart. A Johns Hopkins expert helps you recognize the stress risk factors for heart disease so you can take actions to protect your health.
In some cases, very small habit changes can make a big difference in your heart health. But in other situations, only bigger changes bring significant benefits. Here’s help from a Johns Hopkins expert to sort out the truth.
Caregiver stress, divorce anxiety, a family feud … relationship strains can affect your cardiovascular health. A Johns Hopkins expert explains the connection and offers strategies to reduce heart risks.
Understanding the risk factors for heart disease can help you decide to take charge of your health, according to Johns Hopkins research. By working with your doctor, you can make important changes to protect your heart.
Men tend to develop coronary artery disease earlier than women. Some warning signs of heart disease, like erectile dysfunction, can start especially early. Here’s what men should know.
Research finds that quitting smoking (or never starting) is the leading lifestyle factor that can make a difference in your odds of developing vascular disease and coronary artery disease. Try these 10 tips to help yourself quit.
A high blood sugar level is commonly associated with diabetes. But did you know that it’s also related to heart disease? A Johns Hopkins cardiologist explains how—and why the danger seems to be especially high for women.
Striking the right balance in your cholesterol levels matters. A new, more accurate assessment can give you a better understanding of your numbers.
Use this quiz to find out about the heart disease symptoms and risk factors identified by Johns Hopkins researchers.
Meet the coronary calcium scan, an accurate test that can help determine your future risk of heart attack or cardiovascular disease. Johns Hopkins experts explain why this test may be best for you.