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What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation
For most people, an occasional skip or flutter of the heart is nothing to worry about. But for those with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF), these sensations may indicate serious health risks

3 Ways to Stay On Track With Your Blood Pressure Medicine
Controlling high blood pressure is a commitment that won’t always feel easy. But it will always be worth the effort—lowering your risk for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure.

Women, Listen Up: New Warnings About Heart Attack Symptoms
A new study suggests women are just as likely as men to have pain in their chest and left arm during a heart attack.

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Protect Your Heart?
The latest research shows that the risks of daily aspirin may outweigh the benefits for many older adults without heart disease.

Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Day
A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus).

Leg Pain: Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease?
If you suffer from leg pain while walking, you may blame arthritis. But if the problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), it can have serious consequences.

Ladies: Take Care of Your Heart at Every Age
Younger women in the U.S. are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate today compared with 20 years ago.

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heart
Summer heat can be a problem when you have heart failure. Heart failure puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.

Strategies for Heading Off Heart Attacks
What can you do to lower your chances of having a heart attack? Take charge of risk factors. Here’s how.

It’s Personal: New Guidelines Recommend Customizing Cholesterol Treatment Plans
Keeping an eye on your cholesterol numbers is crucial for taking key steps, if needed, to lower your cholesterol level and protect your ticker.

Drink to Your Heart Health
Staying hydrated makes it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. When your fluid levels dip too low, your heart has to work overtime.
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