Achalasia, which is sometimes confused with acid reflux, causes problems with swallowing foods and liquids and can result in malnutrition and other serious issues. Here’s how it’s diagnosed.
Anyone with high blood pressure should aim for a low-salt diet, but a heart doctor says healthy people don't have to worry as much about salt.
Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.
New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.
When a patient complains of cardiac symptoms, cardiac tumors are one of the last things doctors usually suspect. They are rare, and are usually benign or non-cancerous.
A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.
After cardiac surgery, you want to be normal right away. Take time to heal, join a cardiac rehabilitation program, and your heart and body will thank you now and later.
When it comes to blood pressure, cardiologists say no number is considered too low, unless a patient has symptoms. Steven Nissen, M.D. explains how the DASH diet can help lower numbers.
Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.
Outcomes of heart surgery are measured to help improve programs nationwide. Risk adjustment is used, along with risk models that predict group risk versus individual risk, like low, medium or high. Learn more on how to measure your risk of heart surgery.