If you exercise, eat right and don’t smoke, a history of heart disease in your family can still put you at risk — even if you are a female.
Black men and women have twice the risk of fatal coronary heart disease as whites, but the disparity could be eliminated with better risk factor control.
This candy-centric holiday can still be enjoyed by all who observe it — but in a way that makes the heart much happier.
UAB researchers and EMS providers are working to improve cardiac survival rates in Alabama. While still low, the rate has doubled since the effort began.
Low-carb, high-fat diets led to more damaging, more deadly heart attacks and impaired recovery of heart function in study.
Limiting sodas and sports drinks to two a week, eating more fish and cutting back on salt are all good ways to eat for a healthy heart.
Heart disease kills more women, young and old, than cancer. Yet for most, it’s avoidable with a healthier lifestyle.
Professor of medicine and physiology & biophysics, director of Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program
Areas of expertise: Hypertension, preventive cardiology, hyperaldosteroneism, lipid management
Associate professor of medicine and section chief of electrophysiology
Areas of expertise: Electrophysiology, cardiac therapies
Co-director of the UAB Heart & Vascular Center and professor of interventional cardiology
Areas of expertise: Interventional cardiology
Assistant professor and director of the Structural Heart Program
Areas of expertise: Coronary artery disease, angina, aortic stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Professor of Epidemiology
Areas of expertise: stroke symptoms and associated risk factors, life-course exposure to the stroke belt geographic region, and risk factors for outcomes following carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting