(Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell/iStock via Getty Images) Gene abnormalities may make some people more susceptible to myocarditis, a rare type of heart inflammation that can affect young people and athletes, a large new study shows. The findings, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, could partially answer why otherwise healthy young people sometimes develop a…

(Suze777/iStock via Getty Images) After having a heart attack, people with autoimmune disease are more likely than others to die or experience further serious heart problems, including a second heart attack, new research finds. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, helps fill a gap in what’s known about the…

(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…

(Noel Hendrickson/DigitalVision via Getty Images) Chemicals produced by microbes in the digestive tract may be partly responsible for the increased heart disease risk associated with higher consumption of red meats such as beef and pork, a new study suggests. Cardiovascular disease – which includes heart attacks and strokes – is the leading cause of death…

(Daniel Kaesler/EyeEm via Getty Images) A massive new study spotlights the toll methamphetamine use may take on heart health, suggesting men, people with kidney disease and those with high blood pressure are especially at risk. The findings, published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, indicated people who used meth faced a 32%…

(Ponomariova_Maria/iStock via Getty Images) Lea en español Chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea: Are you having a heart attack or a panic attack? Doctors and psychologists agree you shouldn’t take a chance on it not being a heart attack. That’s because the symptoms of a heart attack and panic attack are so…

(Maria Paina/iStock via Getty Images) Despite being at higher risk for cardiovascular disease than the general population, young adults who had childhood cancer are less likely to be adequately treated for risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal lipid levels, new research shows. An estimated half million childhood cancer survivors live in…

(PixelsEffect/E+ via Getty Images) Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says. “Falls are very common,” said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statement from the American Heart Association. They are associated with serious…

(13UG13th/iStock via Getty Images) Young adults diagnosed with prediabetes may be more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks than their peers with normal blood sugar levels, according to preliminary new research. Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes….

(Neydtstock/iStock via Getty Images) Smokers who think they can lower their risk for cardiovascular disease by sometimes smoking e-cigarettes instead of traditional ones might need to think again: A new study finds people who use both have the same cardiovascular disease risks as those who only smoke traditional cigarettes. “The fact that dual use –…