Tag: Heart & Vascular
Whole Grains May Reduce Risk for Hypertension and Weight Gain
Whole grains are healthful carbohydrates that come from a wide variety of sources and deliver tremendous nutrients and health benefits. Research suggests that eating whole grain carbs can prevent weight gain.
Eating for a Healthy Heart
This blog post from the Nutrition and Wellness Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) highlights the heart-healthy foods you should eat regularly.
Heart Attack: Would You Recognize the Warning Signs?
Heart attack symptoms are not the same for everyone. One man's unique story illustrates why it's important to know the various — and sometimes easy-to-overlook — signs of a heart attack.
Endometriosis and Heart Disease Risk
Women with endometriosis, especially those 40 years of age or younger, may have a higher risk of heart disease, according to a recent study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
Healing the Heart: From Heart Failure to Recovery
Sometimes a story hits your right in the heart. Matt Fogg’s experience with battling chronic heart failure to eventually overcoming it is one of those.
Can Cocoa Extract and a Multivitamin Help Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer?
Previous studies of cocoa flavanols conducted by researchers at BWH and other institutions have found that cocoa may reduce the risk of heart disease as well as slow age-related cognitive decline.
Inflammation and Heart Disease: Understanding the Link
You already know that high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and certain lifestyle factors are major risk factors for heart disease. But science shows there’s another factor that could impact your heart health.
How Nuts Can Protect Your Heart
Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.
Heart Disease and Stroke: How to Lower Your Risk
In the US, heart disease remains the number one killer, and stroke is number four. To decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart attack or stroke.
Heart Disease: Family Connections
Researchers at BWH have spent decades studying heart disease in families to pinpoint genetic changes that lead to the development of inherited heart disease and to introduce new approaches to alter the course of these diseases.
Peripheral Artery Disease: Early Detection and Management are Key
Did you know that approximately one in five Americans over the age of 60 has peripheral arterial disease – a condition caused by narrowing of the peripheral arteries that supply blood to the legs, stomach, arms, and head?
Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Dangerous Blood Clot
Veins deep in the legs and pelvis can harbor a dangerous blood clot known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.