Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).
Forget what you think you know about heart disease. There’s new information that’s shaking things up a bit.
Millions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.
You’ve heard of smartphones, but how about smart clothes?
Wilma Fisher enjoyed walking with her family, but last August, when she couldn’t do it anymore, she knew something was wrong.
During a cold snap, heart attacks go up.
Janet Ghise’s 14-year-old dog, Maggie, died unexpectedly at a kennel while she was on vacation. The Bethel Park native was devastated at the loss of her pet.
New guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Emergency care for heart attacks is getting a new focus.
If you had a heart attack at work, would your co-workers know what to do?
Dr. Gerald Pifer talked to electrophysiologist Dr. Kenneth Judson on a heart health edition of Medical Frontiers.
It is possible that a lot has changed since you learned CPR, and the people at the American Heart Association are using National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spread the word.
Three new studies about salt were presented Thursday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. One shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.
The Mediterranean Diet has been around for some time, but Spanish research published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine claims a 30 percent reduction in heart disease, primarily strokes, compared to those favoring a low-fat diet.
On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Pifer is joined by West Penn System Cardiologists Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Travis Wilson.