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Certain health conditions during pregnancy increase women's risk of heart problems later

More women die of heart disease than men. And while the risk factors are pretty much the same for both sexes, some conditions during pregnancy can increase a woman's chances of heart problems later on.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 11:48am EST

Tags: Stroke, cardiovascular disease, paula wolfson

3 Howard Co. men who died of cardiac arrest identified

Howard County has released the names of the two men who died Thursday after going into cardiac arrest while shoveling snow, as well as the name of a third man who died of cardiac arrest.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 12:17pm EST

Tags: shoveling snow, cardiac arrest, Howard County, snow

What to do when a heart attack strikes

If you're having a heart attack, or even think you are, don't mess around.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:46am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, Dr. Joel Buzy, emergency room, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Suspect in killing dies of apparent heart attack

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 10:00pm EST

Tags: stabbing, police,

Study: Shingles in young adults can increase risk for heart attack

As if having shingles isn't painful enough, new research suggests the herpes zoster virus can increase one's risk for a heart attack and other vascular complications.

Friday - 01/03/2014, 06:10am EST

Tags: Shingles, Neurology, study

Study: Nighttime aspirin dose can reduce morning heart-attack risk

Many people take low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. But a new study suggests that taking that aspirin at night can help even more.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 09:47am EST

Tags: USA TODAY, aspirin, Stroke

When a broken heart can cause a broken heart

Can you really die from a broken heart? It's rare, but you can.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 10:34am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, heartache, broken heart, Dr. Jane Greer

CDC: D.C. sees highest rate in U.S. of preventable cardiovascular disease deaths

Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:40am EDT

Tags: heart disease, Stroke, high blood pressure, CDC, D.C., preventable deaths

First responders to change treatment of cardiac arrest patients

When a medical emergency strikes, the ambulance often speeds the patient to the hospital. But the steps could be different when the patient is suffering a heart attack.

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 11:56am EDT

Tags: ambulance

Familiar jingle may have saved woman's life

A Virginia woman having a heart attack recognized the symptoms thanks to the lyrics of a public service announcement with a snappy jingle.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 09:13pm EDT

Tags: public service announcement, Joan Jones

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