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.”
A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Imagine you work in the health care industry: You have the knowledge. You make the rules. Until one day you yourself experience a major health problem. Suddenly, everything changes.
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.