Taking care of the head will help the heart. A long-term history of anxiety can precipitate certain cardiac conditions like arrhythmia.
Linda Shaw is an avid runner, and she always dresses in costume when she races so she can spark conversation on why it’s so important to seek medical care you can trust.
An electrocardiogram (EKG) gives doctors an inside scoop on how the heart is pumping. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Umesh N. Khot, MD, explains what an EKG reveals in this white board session.
Atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the most common arrhythmia in the United States, is an off-speed rhythm in the heart’s upper chambers. Cleveland Clinic expert sorts fact from fiction.
The FDA approved a new defibrillator with leads that are fed under the skin rather than threaded through veins and into the heart. These leads are less likely to break and easier to remove.
It’s all in the programming. Patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) that are set to be more discerning before shocking the heart back into rhythm have better survival rates.
Ask questions and get answers about atrial fibrillation from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at 1 p.m. (ET).
Ask questions and get answers about arrhythmias and devices from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, August 27, 2012, at noon (ET).
If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.
Azithromycin is one of America’s most prescribed drugs. It’s an antibiotic. Fifty two million prescriptions are written for it every year.