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Heart Disease Facts

From the Experts at FITNESS Magazine. More expert advice on diagnosing, managing, and treating heart disease.

The way you argue with your S.O. could hint at cardiovascular problems and back pain down the line

A new study found nearly half of all heart attacks are "silent" and lack the usual warning signs.

Regular churchgoers live longer than people who don't attend services, says a new study.

According to a new study, *this* might be even worse for your health than skipping the gym and inhaling junk food.

An apple a day might really keep the doctor away!

Here's a scary stat: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

Don't you love when studies support habits you already have? We do, too. That's why we've rounded up the best "good news!" studies that help you justify your favorite vices.

Your heart is your main source of life. So why do you know so little about how it works? In honor of National Heart Month, we break down some of your ticker's best-kept secrets. Hello, love.

By now you're well versed in the basics of a heart-disease fighting diet: Pack your plate with plenty of fruits and veggies, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the occasional dark chocolate treat

Not a huge fan of plugging away on the elliptical? You have other options! Here, one form of exercise proven to boost your ticker—no gym required.

The same vaccine that protects you from the flu can help prevent another major health problem. Here's the science.

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women, causing one in three deaths among them each year. Even young, fit women are at risk. Protect yourself with this essential guide.

Some foods simply work harder than others to protect your health. The following foods can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and generally reduce your risk of heart disease. Kathy B.

Keep your heart healthy! Lower your odds of developing heart disease with these easy diet and exercise changes to make in your 20s, 30s, or 40s.