Medical information & resources about all medical specialties.
Header image

Heart disease is a common cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is the medical term for the blocking of the arteries leading to the heart. Over time, the arteries of the heart can become clogged up with fat. This is known as atherosclerosis. When the arteries become clogged up in this way, … Read more

A cardiology study published in December 2011 in the journal, PLoS One, has shown that drugs which lower cholesterol also help to break down plaque in the arteries. The study was conducted by New York University Langone Medical Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Astra Zeneca, and Pfizer. Participants in a prior … Read more

A cardiology study conducted at the University of Louisville in Kentucky has found that patients with heart failure could be successfully treated with their own stem cells. The study results were published in the journal, The Lancet, and presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, Florida this fall. Twenty-three cardiology patients took part … Read more

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that dark chocolate consumption may lower the risk of stroke in women. Conducted in Sweden, the study is one of several that have correlated cardiovascular health with the consumption of cocoa. The cardiology researchers evaluated records of women who participated in a … Read more

Based on data from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology between 2000 and 2010, more than 2,000 men who took medications for erectile dysfunction died during the study period, often from cardiovascular issues. Researchers hoped to find out if erectile dysfunction medications had harmful side effects. Twenty-six thousand side effects … Read more

You may have heard a great deal lately about the importance of vitamin D and cardiovascular health.  Numerous articles have talked about how the majority of people have dangerously low levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time indoors.  Sunshine helps the body produce the vitamin, so the recommendation has been to spend … Read more