Loneliness Hurts the Heart

(GETTYIMAGES) Being alone can break your heart—literally. People who lack a strong network of friends and family are at greater risk of developing—and dying from—heart disease, research shows. According to some studies, ...

Study: Heart Attack Patients Receive High Dose of Radiation

Getty Images MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2009 (Health.com) — Heart attack patients are exposed to a radiation dose equal to about 725 chest X-rays over the course of their hospital stay, according to research presented Monday at the American ...

Stomach-Acid-Suppressing Drugs May Raise Risk of Death After Angioplasty

Istockphoto TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2009 (Health.com) — Heart patients who take certain stomach-acid-suppressing drugs to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding may be at increased risk of dying after a cardiac procedure, according to a ...

What to Do When Heart Disease Hurts Your Sex Life

(ISTOCKPHOTO) If movies and soap operas are anything to go by, sex can be dangerous for people with heart conditions. While research shows that sex can indeed trigger heart attacks in some people, especially men, the odds of literally ...