Do You Really Need a Stress Test? They’re Not for Everyone

Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as electrocardiography (EKG) and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended. The American College of Physicians (ACP) released guidelines recently that say that there is no evidence that these types of screenings benefit people with low risk. You might be considered low-risk for … Read More

Noninvasive Test Can Help You Avoid Heart Attack

Doctors use risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, body-mass index, gender and age to help determine the likelihood someone will suffer a future heart attack. However, risk prediction is an inaccurate science. Too often, someone thought to be at low or intermediate risk has an unexpected heart attack or dies … Read More

Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Just as a pilot’s plane needs maintenance for safety, the pilot himself needs regular checkups for his own health—especially when it comes to heart health. With the help of their cardiologists, many pilots can keep their hearts strong and continue to fly. Checking pilots’ health Federal Aviation Administration-authorized aviation medical examiners evaluate pilots and issue … Read More

Follow These 5 Simple Rules To Prevent Heart Attacks

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) remains the number one killer in the United States, but you have the power to prevent a heart attack and maybe save your life. A new Swedish study shows simple lifestyle changes reduce heart attack risk by 80 percent. Making five simple changes benefits men and women of all ages. And … Read More