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9 Common Misconceptions About Cardiac Rehab

In searching for the latest medicine or procedure that will stabilize their heart condition and lower their risk, many patients overlook one of the...

This Year, Eat More Fiber!

Most Americans are familiar with fiber as a substance used to prevent constipation. But fiber also reduces...

6 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Without Using Medications

Adding fiber to your diet is a great way to lower your cholesterol naturally, but it’s...

Welcome to the new Heart Advisor website!

We’re pleased to present to you Heart Advisor’s brand-new website. On the site, you’ll find advice and information on coronary care. ...

“Three Squares” Reimagined

Eating less food—and less often—is better for our metabolism. By Holly Strawbridge Many of us were...

How to Tell Whether Bariatric Surgery Might Benefit You

New app helps individuals with diabetes understand how weight-loss surgery could improve their health. By Holly Strawbridge

Should You Worry About Potassium?

If you have heart or kidney disease, you may need to take extra measures to maintain normal levels of this important mineral.

Meat: Should We Love It, or Leave It?

Recent research contradicts standard advice that eating meat contributes to heart disease. Esteemed cardiologists would like to set the record straight.

Do You Take Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

If you are at low risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but take a daily low-dose aspirin anyway in hopes of preventing a heart attack, you should know that the practice is not likely to be helpful and may be harmful.

Navigating the Sweet Season Without Feeling Deprived

Avoiding sweets during the year is no easy task, but in December its almost impossible. So many holiday memories are inextricably linked to sweet treats: baking Christmas cookies or spinning the dreidel for chocolate gelt, for example. And how festive would a holiday party be without a table full of desserts?

Heart Beat: December 2019

Research Reveals Which Diet Is Best for the HeartWhat type of diet should you follow to lower your risk of heart disease? Results of the OmniHeart trial, published Aug. 2 in the International Journal of Cardiology, added to a growing body of evidence from other studies that eating a variety of healthy foods is more important than the specific diet you follow. Researchers randomized 164 adults with elevated blood pressure to three diets: the DASH diet, which contains 51% healthy carbohydrates (carbs), a high-protein diet that limits carbs and a diet that replaced a proportion of carbs with healthy unsaturated fats.

Ask The Doctors: August 2019

Although the effects of ASA are not fully understood, they may be a possible risk factor for an unexplained ("cryptogenic") stroke, since the occurrence is higher in patients undergoing echo in this setting. In these cases, the ASA is usually large and/or hyper mobile and is associated with a large amount of blood being shunted between the atria due to a PFO or septal defect. Identifying these abnormalities in a stroke patient does not necessarily prove a causal relationship, since other stroke causes may be present.