Heart Disease

Pregnant Women With Heart Disease Need Specialized Care

Women with heart disease – the leading cause of death during pregnancy – should be closely cared for by a specialized team during pregnancy, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. Women with preexisting cardiovascular conditions, such as chronic high blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol, would benefit from careful monitoring …

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The Sweet Danger of Sugar

Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease. Here’s how to curb your sweet habit. Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar …

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