A blood pressure cuff is folded into a heart shape and placed near vegetables.
Research Feature
As the new year kicks off, many people are thinking about ways to support their health – especially their heart health. For a start, research shows they may want to focus on eliminating extra salt from their diet. A recent study found that the majority of adults who significantly reduced their sodium intake to about 500 mg a day — a 75% reduction...
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NHLBI in the Press
Engineers and cardiologists created a prediction tool designed to help doctors identify patients with increased risks for experiencing ruptures in the body’s largest artery.
Fact Sheet

The Truth About Women and Heart Disease

Learn how heart disease can affect men and women differently.