Your heart valves regulate blood flow but when advanced valve disease causes problems, valve replacement surgery may be necessary. Surgeons look to two trials on new approaches to improve on patient outcomes.
Each day we take for granted that our hearts will continue efficiently beating oxygen-rich blood to our organs. But a slow or rapid heartbeat—called bradycardia and tachycardia—can cause serious functional problems.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.
Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say.
This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken
Kale and spinach — both “super veggies” — are packed with nutrients. Find out whether spinach or kale is better for your heart. Our dietitians also offer pointers on how to work leafy greens into your diet.
Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.
It’s no secret that exercise is a key factor in preventing and treating heart issues. The key to success isn’t as complicated as it might seem: You just need to find an activity that you love, and keep doing it. Here’s how.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?