(Chalongrat Chuvaree/EyeEm via Getty Images) People who inject opioids or other drugs and develop a potentially deadly heart infection require a unique approach to care that should include consultation with an addiction specialist, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. Previous AHA guidance on the condition, called infective endocarditis, did not provide…

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy survivor Kacie Nowakowski with her newborn daughter, Madelyn. (Photo courtesy of Kacie Nowakowski) Practically from the time she figured out crawling, Kacie Nowakowski began somersaulting around her home. Her parents, picking up on her high energy level and love of movement, enrolled her in gymnastics at age 2. The class also checked another…

(kali9/E+ via Getty Images) People with high blood pressure may be at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes if they work frequent night shifts, new research suggests. The higher risk was more pronounced among people who also slept too much or too little when they weren’t working, according to the findings published Monday…

Congenital heart defect survivor Marcus Parrish. (Photo courtesy of Jenn Parrish) With three children over the age of 10, Delaware couple Mark and Jenn Parrish thought they might be finished growing their family. Finding out Jenn was pregnant was a pleasant surprise. “It was more of a surprise when we saw the ultrasound and there…

(Adene Sanchez/E+ via Getty Images) Black adults who frequently attend church or have a deep sense of spirituality are more likely to meet key measures for good cardiovascular health, such as regular exercise, a balanced diet and maintaining blood pressure in the normal range, new research finds. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of…

(LanaStock/iStock via Getty Images) If you know anything about healthy eating, you’ve probably heard that the benefits of Mediterranean-style eating are as clear as the crystal sea at a Greek island getaway. But for someone just testing the waters of heart-healthy eating, the specifics of such a diet can get a little murky. That’s because…

(Drazen Zigic/iStock via Getty Images) The overall risk of myocarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle – is substantially higher immediately after being infected with COVID-19 than it is in the weeks following vaccination for the coronavirus, a large new study in England shows. The detailed analysis of nearly 43 million people was published Monday…

(Hispanolistic/E+ via Getty Images) Lea en español Is age really just a state of mind? Perhaps not the number, but how we age might be. A growing body of research suggests a person’s mindset – how they feel about growing old – may predict how much longer and how well they live as the years…

(FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images) Lea en español Symptoms of cardiovascular problems run the gamut. Some – like chest pain during a heart attack or a droopy face during a stroke – are sudden and severe, while others last years with varying intensity. Factors such as sex, cognitive function and depression can complicate the recognition or…

(SciePro/iStock via Getty Images) Narrowed arteries in the neck – a major risk factor for stroke – may be detected by analyzing smartphone video that picks up the motion of blood flowing just beneath the skin, a small study shows. The research, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, may be useful…