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.
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.
The fitter you are, the better you will feel as you age. But if you experience a sudden decrease in your activity level, something could be wrong and it is time to talk to your doctor.
NHL hockey player turned coach, Teppo Numminen, bounced back after a heart condition took him off the ice in 2007. To this day he uses the experience of his surgery to coach his team.
Before you reach for an energy drink, decide whether increased blood pressure and a prolonged QT interval (an abnormal heart rhythm) is the buzz you’re after.
Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the US, is not something that should be taken lightly. Cleveland Clinic’s Richard Krasuski, MD, highlights five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
Taking care of the head will help the heart. A long-term history of anxiety can precipitate certain cardiac conditions like arrhythmia.
Though advances in medicine are allowing patients with congenital heart disease to live longer, it's not without complications and additional medical needs. New research sheds light on growing risk.
The popular antibiotic azithromycin prescribed for respiratory, ear and skin infections could stop a normally beating heart in patients with a prolonged QT interval.
Trans-septal punctures have been performed for more than 50 years without significant technological advances. In the wake of an unsuccessful procedure, Samir Kapadia, MD, sought a better solution.