Cardiology

Positive psychology may be the next logical tool for cardiology, according to psychiatrist Jeff C. Huffman.

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Exercise is usually healthy. But taken to an extreme, can it put the heart in peril?

The risk of dying from heart disease varies dramatically from one ZIP code to the next. Researchers are teasing apart the reasons why.

The long search for a blood substitute could take a major step forward this year.

When Eisenhower came clean about his heart attack, it allowed one physician to change the nation’s views on cardiac health.

Although nitric oxide helps relieve certain lung conditions, it is expensive and cumbersome to use. A new invention produces the substance from thin air.

Advances in pacemaker technology are making the devices safer, smaller and longer-lived.

Sharply pared budgets could kill the Framingham Heart Study—after 50 years of astonishing research breakthroughs.

After her husband’s first heart attack, the author cannot escape the fear that it will happen again.

Researchers found that a stroll over hot coals affects not just the person doing it, but the loved ones looking on as well.

Though not as sexy as genomics or the latest miracle drug, improved techniques and technology for fixing aortas are saving lots of lives.

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Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.