Heart Health

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Heart Inflammation in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 is known to cause a variety of cardiovascular problems in some patients. Among them is inflammation of the heart muscle.

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A Stroke Saved My Life

There were no prior symptoms when Jason suffered a stroke at 43 years old, but because of the stroke, it was discovered that he suffered from a congenital heart disease called transposition of the great arteries.

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Cancer Treatment and Cardiotoxicity: Best Ways To Protect Your Heart

Certain chemotherapy drugs as well as radiation therapy to the chest area can cause heart issues -- in some cases, years after cancer treatment.

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Analysis Puts New Spotlight on Health Risks of Red Meat Consumption

Research involving 1.4 million people found that those who routinely ate red and processed meats had elevated risk of heart disease.

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What a Preventive Cardiologist Can Do For You

A preventive cardiologist practices a subspecialty of medicine that is focused on lowering patients’ risk for developing heart disease and having a first heart attack or stroke.

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Your Child Has a Heart Murmur: What You Need To Know

In many cases, heart murmurs are not serious and do not affect a child’s health, but in rare cases, the heart murmur can be a sign of a serious condition.

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Does Family History of Heart Disease Put Your Child at Risk Now?

Having a family history of high cholesterol or premature heart disease can put children at risk for developing cardiovascular disease -- even when they are young.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

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