Living alone after a heart attack is associated with a higher risk of death over the next four years, while a lack of support at home was also linked to a lower quality of life just one year after the attack, according to a study.
There's yet another reason for women to stay fit, eat healthy, abstain from smoking and maintain their weight at a healthy level: those who do so may be less likely to die from sudden cardiac death, a U.S. study said.
Women with heart disease who down a few cups of coffee each day tend to live as long as those who avoid the beverage, according to a study.
Many heart attack survivors fear that any form of exercise, including sex, could land them back in the hospital or worse, in the graveyard.
Scientists have found 13 new gene variants that increase a person's risk of developing heart disease, the world's number one killer, in a series of large-scale international genetic studies.
A greater percentage of people at high risk for heart disease keep up their exercise and diet programs when they get group telephone counseling, according to a study.
A medical study yesterday showed that the simultaneous use of two drugs can help one out of six people reduce their risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.
People are more likely to commit suicide in the wake of a heart attack, with the risk rising tripling in the month right after and remaining elevated for at least five years, a study said.
Binge drinking, long known as a cause of liver damage, is also linked to heart disease, according to a 10-year study in Northern Ireland and France published on Wednesday by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Working women are equal to men in a way they'll wish they weren't. Female workers with stressful jobs were more likely than women with less job strain to suffer a heart attack or a stroke or to have clogged arteries, a big U.S. government-funded study found. Worrying about losing a job can raise heart risks, too, researchers found.