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.
Watch Michael Roizen, MD, demonstrate how a small drop in weight can have a big impact on high blood pressure.
Inflammation doesn’t just occur with injury or infection, but can also affect your heart. It’s a driver for coronary heart disease, and is measured with a simple blood test. Statins may even reduce inflammation. Learn more.
For lupus patients, vacations can also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. Here's how to have fun in the sun.
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.
A minimally invasive procedure called pulmonary vein ablation uses targeted energy to correct atrial fibrillation, which is a very fast, chaotic irregular heart rhythm. Here’s how the procedure works.
If you have lupus, you know it's especially important to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays. Watch a doctor present tips about the precautions to take in spring and summer.
While extra heartbeats aren’t uncommon, sometimes they are long and sustained and signal a potentially serious issue. This can be caused by scarring from past heart attacks and other issues.