An important step toward being heart healthy is understanding the risk factors for a range of heart-related diseases. And while some are genetic, many are tied to lifestyle choices like smoking and exercise.
Heart Failure Support at Home
To ensure heart failure patients are well informed and accurately following their care recommendations, the Heart Failure and Transplant Center has begun a program called Heart Health at Home.
Skin Safety 101: Get a Skin Cancer Screening
A simple skin cancer screening can offer peace of mind and could literally save your life.
Reducing Stroke Risk Linked to Atrial Fibrillation
UVA study tests new clot-preventing device. Clinical trial focuses on patients not able to take blood thinners to treat AFib.
Spotlight: Heart Attack Response
Knowing what to do if you are having a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death. Learn the warning signs of a heart attack.
Are Calcium Supplements: Something to Fear?
A recent study found an increased risk of heart attack among women taking calcium supplements. Find out how to get calcium from food.
What Do Your Numbers Say?
Overall heart health can be measured by blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.