According to the largest research of its kind yet, atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not experience a stroke.
End-diastolic volume is how much blood is in the ventricles after the heart fills up with blood, but before it contracts to pump the blood around the body. Doctors use end-diastolic volume to calculate several different measurements of heart function. Certain conditions can affect these measurements. Learn more here.
A new Harvard study argues that implementing three heart health interventions at a global level could save millions of lives in the next couple of decades.
Troponin levels in the blood are normally very low and increase when the heart becomes damaged. Very high levels usually indicate that a person has recently had a heart attack. However, a number of other conditions can also cause elevated troponin levels. Learn more here.
New research examines how adhering to the American Heart Association's recommendations for a healthy heart predicts future risk of cardiovascular disease.
Reports about the effect of coffee on heart health can be contradictory, so a new study from Britain aims to shed more light on this problem.
Scientists have found an intriguing association between exposure to ambient ozone and the thickening of the carotid arteries' walls.
Nitroglycerin is a drug that primarily treats a specific chest pain that doctors call angina. Learn about when they prescribe it, how it works to relieve angina, safe dosages, risks, and side effects here.
In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk.
People under 75 who followed a plant-rich diet for reducing high blood pressure had a significantly lower risk of heart failure than those who did not.