17 Weird Things That May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk
Research suggests that your cardiovascular health could be influenced by where you live, how many kids you have, and more.
9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem
Subtle signs you may have a heart problem.
This Test Might Help Predict Your Heart Attack Risk—so Why Doesn't Insurance Cover It?
Coronary calcium scoring is the latest predictive tool, but it's not for everyone.
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Causes Sudden Tears in the Heart. Here's What It's Really Like
Her rare heart condition can cause heart attacks in otherwise healthy people—and it's more common in women.
I Had a Perfectly Normal EKG at My Check-Up—and the Next Day I Had a Heart Attack
Here's what I want other women to know about the test, and the subtle symptoms I tried to ignore.
Hot Flashes Are a Common Sign of Menopause—and They May Also Increase Heart Attack Risk
An estimated 75% of women experience hot flashes during menopause—and they're more than just a nuisance.
What Is Cardiac Arrest–and How Is It Different From a Heart Attack?
One is a circulation problem while the other is an electrical issue.
What It's Like to Have a Heart Attack in Your 20s or 30s
Heart attacks can strike at any age—and they're twice as likely to be fatal for young women than men.
I Was Thin, Fit—and Had a Heart Attack at 28
Eve Walker had no idea just how vulnerable to heart disease she was—until she looked deeper in her family history.
More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks. This Might Be Why
The proportion of heart attack–related hospitalization rates for women ages 35 to 54 increased from 21% to 31% over the last two decades, and doctors are worried.
8 Heart Attack Symptoms Every Woman Needs to Know
Heart attack symptoms can be different in women compared with men. Could you spot the signs?
What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.