Health Topics

“When people talk about heart disease, they’re usually talking about coronary heart disease (CHD). It’s also sometimes called coronary artery disease (CAD)”. Read more

“Heart disease increases with age, including during and after menopause. In middle age women tend to develop more risk factors for heart disease, in part due to…”. Read more

“While some risk factors cannot be changed, others can be controlled or modified to create a more heart-healthy lifestyle by…”. Read more

“Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so knowing your blood pressure could save your life”. Read more

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD), also called heart and circulatory disease, is an umbrella name for conditions that affect your heart or circulation”. Read more

“Some women who are going through the menopause may be more aware of their heart beating, or might feel as though their heart is racing. These are called palpitations”. Read more

“High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms,
so the only way to know if you have it
is to get your cholesterol checked”. Read more

“Therapies to prevent a first or recurrent stroke are based on treating an individual’s underlying risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes”. Read more

“Metabolic syndrome is the medical term for a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity”. Read more

“Women having a heart attack wait longer before seeking help than men do — one reason women tend to do worse after a heart attack than men”. Read more