Flavonol content of foods

Want to know how much flavonols are in your food? Check the USDA's Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. (Locked) More »

Resources for CPR

The American Heart Association's new 203-page guidelines on CPR and emergency cardiac care are available from the organization's Web site. If you want to learn CPR, you can find courses in your area taught by the American Heart Association or your local American Red Cross chapter. To learn at home, check out the heart association's CPR Anytime kit. (Locked) More »

Targets for LDL (bad) cholesterol

The latest guidelines on cholesterol, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's National Cholesterol Education Program, recommends these LDL targets: Aim for 70 mg/dL or lower if this describes you: You have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease — meaning you have narrowed or partially blocked arteries in your heart, neck, legs, or elsewhere; or have chest pain (angina); or had a heart attack, stroke, or mini-stroke in the past; or have undergone bypass surgery or angioplasty — and one or more of the following also applies to you: (Locked) More »

Heart Beat: On the links to recovery

A review of advances in heart medicine since the 1950s, when President Eisenhower bucked conventional wisdom by returning to physical activity several months after a heart attack. (Locked) More »