Could the secret to surviving a heart attack be as simple as coughing? Lately, social media has circulated this misleading and dangerous idea. Don't take this myth to heart! Learn the facts behind why it's so wrong.
Jay Wiener completed two cross-country ski marathons within two months of a mitral valve repair at Cleveland Clinic. His inspirational story gives others confidence in a complete recovery.
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.
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.