Supplements and Heart Disease 

Although they’re often recommended for heart health, fish oil and antioxidant supplements do not provide the same benefits for your heart as a healthy diet.

What Is High Blood Pressure? 

We hear about it all the time, but exactly what is high blood pressure? If your blood is pushing too hard against artery walls, you may be at risk for a stroke or heart attack.

Early Signs of Heart Disease 

Early signs of heart disease aren’t always obvious. If you have risk factors, it’s especially important to get a symptom checked out if you’re not sure.

When Is Fainting a Sign of Danger?  

Five percent of people who go to an ER after fainting have a serious problem that isn’t obvious. How do you know when fainting means you need immediate care?

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle (coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on the inner walls. Plaque is made up of cholesterol and fatty deposits. This is called atherosclerosis. Narrowing of the coronary arteries can limit blood flow to the heart. This means less oxygen gets to the heart. Less oxygen can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and heart attack.

High Blood Pressure Treatment 

High blood pressure treatment with lifestyle changes plus medication, if needed, can lower your risk for strokes, heart attacks, kidney disease and more.

Signs and Symptoms of a Blood Clot 

Swelling, pain, or tenderness in a vein, usually in a lower leg, may be signs of a blood clot, which can be dangerous if it travels to your heart or lungs.

What Causes Varicose Veins? 

About 1 in 4 older Americans have varicose veins. Here’s what you need to know about what causes varicose veins and treatments you can do at home.

Take the Blood Pressure Quiz

Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.

1. At what age should you have your first screening for high blood pressure?