The third in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. There have been a lot of questions about the new cholesterol treatment guidelines – particularly when it comes to whether people should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to prevent heart disease and stroke. When the American…

This is the second in a five-part series that explains what the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines mean to you. Doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss, according to new guidelines(link opens in new window) released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology…

David Goff Jr., MD, PhD, FAHA, FACP One in three Americans will die from heart disease(link opens in new window) or stroke(link opens in new window), and fully 60 percent will have a major vascular event before they die. Recognizing this burden on public health, the American Heart Association (link opens in new window)and American…

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could prevent cardiovascular disease in more Americans than previously thought, according to new cardiovascular prevention guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of…

Dan Foley wondered who could be calling his cell phone since his family and friends knew he’d be at about Mile 25 of the Boston Marathon. “I ignored it the first time,” Foley said. “But when it went off again, I took it out of my armband.” It was his wife, Katie, yelling not to…