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.
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.
Baby boomers need to make smart choices about diet and lifestyle and monitor key indicators to stay heart healthy. Younger people need to pay attention, too, because health risks accrue over time.
Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.
High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of exercise at full capacity, is frequently used in sports training. Now clinicians are applying that same principle to cardiac rehab—with promising results.
There's no “one size fits all” for blood pressure. What works for you might cause troubling symptoms for another person. There are certain warning signs, though, that your blood pressure is just too low.
At Cleveland Clinic, we know our surgeons’ skills and experience -- inside and outside the operating room -- are important to our patients’ ability to recover speedily from surgery. A recent study supports that perspective.
At family gatherings, encourage relatives to talk about any known heart problems in the family. Creating a history of your family's heart health could be the best gift you give this year.
Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.