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Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious? (Video)

It’s your physical and your doctor is coming at you with a cold stethoscope, ready to listen to your heart. But what does your heart have to say? Potentially, a lot. Comprised of four chambers and four valves, one of the heart’s most important jobs is to keep blood flowing in one direction. The valves … Read More

What Your Doc Listens for in the Stethoscope

The stethoscope has been around for nearly 200 years and is still draped across every physician’s neck or tucked into lab coat pockets. No other medical device can boast a longer life or more useful purpose. But you may wonder what doctors are actually listening for when they place that cool metal cone against your … Read More

Back On the Ice (Video)

The National Hockey League (NHL) is not for the faint of heart. For Teppo Numminen, Buffalo Sabres assistant coach and former NHL player, paying attention to his heart made all the difference. As a young man, Numminen was told by physicians that his heart murmur was nothing to worry about. So he didn’t give it … Read More