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How to Prevent Cardiac Surgical Wound Infections (Video)

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Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.

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New FMD Guidelines Pave the Way for More Research (Video)

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The American Heart Association recently introduced new guidelines on fibromuscular dysplasia.The guidelines will help to pave the way for new research and help doctors better understand the condition.

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Rhythm of Your Heart: Bridge Out Ahead (Video)

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People who experience a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm sometimes can see their beats per minute rise from a normal of 70 to up to 250. This occurs when there are issues with the “bridge” that connects the heart’s “circuits.”

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The Ins and Outs of Irregular Heartbeats (Video)

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Your heart has its own “electrical system,” which powers the beating of your heart. The heart’s natural pacemaker regulates your heart’s rhythm, unless something irregular — called an arrhythmia — occurs.

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The Ups and Downs of Your Heart Rhythms (Video)

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You’ve surely noticed how your heart rate increases when you exercise and slows down at rest—but most of us don’t think about how or why this happens. The answers may surprise you.

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You’ve Been Told You Need Heart Surgery (Video)

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When you need heart surgery, do your homework to identify the right hospital and heart surgeon for you. Advance planning gives you tools to set a productive initial meeting and discuss your next options.

Electrical System of the Heart

Your Heart is a Human Electrical System (Video)

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The beating of your heart is something you may take for granted—until something goes wrong. Like all muscles, the heart conducts electrical impulses, which keep your blood pumping.

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Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

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When it comes to your heart health, studies show that the amount of caffeine in a few cups of coffee a day typically isn’t harmful. However, the risk of energy drinks isn’t one worth taking. Here’s why.

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For Your Heart’s Sake: How to Love Exercise (Video)

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It’s no secret that exercise is a key factor in preventing and treating heart issues. The key to success isn’t as complicated as it might seem: You just need to find an activity that you love, and keep doing it. Here’s how.

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Cardiac Rehab: An Investment You Can Make in You (Video)

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There’s no greater investment you can make than one in your own health. Cardiac rehabilitation offers multiple benefits in one—including a healthier heart, longer life expectancy and weight loss.