Several recent studies have made an association between chronic sleep deprivation (in general, getting less than five hours of sleep per night) and heart disease - or at least the risk facors for heart disease.
Quitting smoking has an immediate impact on your risk of heart attack or stroke.
A description of triglycerides, and what they do
A new cardiovascular risk calculator takes physical fitness into account - and substantially improves long-term risk projections.
Dark chocolate can promote the health of your arteries in several ways, and the benefits are seen both acutely and chronically.
Niacin in high doses will reliably increase HDL levels - but side effects are common, and questions remain about the benefits of niacin for HDL.
In white coat hypertension, blood pressure is high in the doctor's office, but normal at other times.
The evaluation of dyspnea should begin with a thorough medical history and physical examination.
A study showed that well-performed acupuncture was roughly as effective as single drug therapy in reducing blood pressure - but there's more to this story.
Attacks of Raynaud phenomenon can be caused by cold temperatures or emotional stress.