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.
Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier.
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.
Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?
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.
Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.
When it comes to heart health, exercise is good medicine. Even in patients with fairly advanced heart disease, regular aerobic activity can provide significant benefits — including a longer life expectancy.
Don’t fool yourself into believing you’re invincible. Keeping heart disease in check and practicing healthy coping mechanisms could save your life and help you avoid an unexpected heart event.
For postmenopausal women with a high risk of breast cancer, the drug anastrozole offers a new option. It’s the latest preventive medication — but not the only one.