Many people think nothing of leaving their fragile medications on the car seat on a blazing summer afternoon – with the result that the medications lose some of their potency and become worthless against whatever they were prescribed for.
Many heart patients do aspirin therapy as prescribed by their doctors as a preventive measure. But as more people self prescribe aspirin in an effort to be heart healthy, it is important for a doctor to review your case and determine that aspirin is appropriate for you.
A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.
The heart muscle weakens with heart disease. For those with unrelieved chest pain from angina and heart failure, Enhanced External Counterpulsation therapy could help.
For many people, summer means travel season. For people with heart disease, it means planning ahead to avoid health issues while you’re away. Read these important tips for a heart-healthy vacation.
Performing surgery without the use of donated blood is resulting in better patient outcomes and savings for medical institutions like Cleveland Clinic.
TMAO, a byproduct of intestinal bacteria—aka “gut flora”— is found to contribute to heart disease. A Cleveland Clinic study shows this could lead to an accurate screening tool for predicting future heart problems in people not traditionally considered at risk.
The popular antibiotic azithromycin prescribed for respiratory, ear and skin infections could stop a normally beating heart in patients with a prolonged QT interval.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique for replacing a diseased aortic heart valve that is bringing hope to high risk patients.
A diagnosis of an enlarged heart in athletes may be a serious medical issue – or just a byproduct of an active lifestyle. The challenge for physicians is differentiating between the two.