Heart Care

How race and gender can affect life expectancy after a heart attack 
How race and gender can affect life expectancy after a heart attack
Women and blacks need more prevention efforts and follow-up care, experts say.
Blood pressure linked to spouse’s stress level 
Blood pressure linked to spouse’s stress level
Husbands are more negatively affected by a wife’s chronic stress.
FDA approves first new class of cholesterol drug in 20 years 
FDA approves first new class of cholesterol drug in 20 years
The medication lowered LDL levels reducing an individual’s risk for heart disease during clinical trials.
Majority of Hispanics not managing their cholesterol levels 
Majority of Hispanics not managing their cholesterol levels
A cardiologist calls for health care providers to address this serious concern.
Sudden cardiac arrest more common among blacks 
Sudden cardiac arrest more common among blacks
Certain factors may play a critical role, says a new study.
Don’t ignore hypertension in kids, experts warn 
Don’t ignore hypertension in kids, experts warn
Monitoring blood pressure during adolescence could prevent heart problems later.
Americans are slackers when it comes to fruits and veggies 
Americans are slackers when it comes to fruits and veggies
A new CDC report finds that most people are missing out on key nutrients.