Cardiology

Aortic condition more deadly in women than in men

Women who experience acute aortic dissection—a spontaneous and catastrophic tear in one of the body's main arteries—not only are older and have more advanced disease than men when they seek medical care, but they also ...

Cardiology

Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me?

Medications

Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds

Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American College ...

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