High cholesterol, specifically high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. As a result, high cholesterol can play a key role in life threatening conditions like heart attack and stroke.
Dentists should give antibiotics to high-risk patients to help prevent life-threatening heart infection, study suggests
People who are at high risk of developing a life-threatening heart infection should be given antibiotics before undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.
A new study of sedentary behavior finds that doing mentally passive activities such as watching TV increases the likelihood of developing dementia while using a computer lowers them. The difference between the two is unaffected by how physically active a person is when they are not sitting.
A heart palpitation is the sensation of an abnormally fast or irregular heartbeat. Palpitations may occur as a symptom of an underlying condition or another factor.
Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke. They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk.