Woman dipping her toes into a hot tub

Hot Tubs Can Land Your Heart In Hot Water

Tags: blood pressure, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart rate, Hot Tub

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.

Pacemaker helping the heart keep pace

Helping Your Heart Keep Pace (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart rate, heart rhythm, heart rhythm whiteboard, heart video, heartbeat, pacemaker, video, Walid Saliba MD, whiteboard sessions

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 cuff

Busting 5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, heart rate, myths, pulse

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?


It’s True—We Can Be ‘Scared to Death’

Tags: A. Marc Gillinov MD, adrenalin, arrhythmias, blood pressure, fight-or-flight response, Halloween, heart attack, heart rate, stress cardiomyopathy

“Fight or flight” response can be dangerous for people with heart problems and even for those with normal hearts.

heart rate monitor on man's wrist

Serious About Your Workouts? Get a Heart Rate Monitor

Tags: Competitive Edge, exercise, exercise and heart health, heart rate, Target Heart Rate

A good heart rate monitor can help you monitor the intensity of your workouts, enabling you to burn the optimal number of calories.


Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Target Heart Rate

Tags: exercise, heart 411, heart rate, Target Heart Rate, workout

You can have an excellent workout at both relatively low and relatively high heart rates.