Relaxing in a hot tub sounds appealing, but if you have a heart condition, indulging in a steaming soak can cause problems. Limiting tub time and staying hydrated help reduce risk.
Sometimes a dangerously slow heartbeat occurs because the natural “battery” of the heart isn’t working as it should, or there’s another issue with the heart’s electrical system. Here’s how a pacemaker can help.
Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?
“Fight or flight” response can be dangerous for people with heart problems and even for those with normal hearts.
A good heart rate monitor can help you monitor the intensity of your workouts, enabling you to burn the optimal number of calories.
You can have an excellent workout at both relatively low and relatively high heart rates.