As we age, problems with memory and thinking become common. But a new study shows that for those who have developed atrial fibrillation — a type of irregular heartbeat — these problems may come on more quickly.
Heart & Vascular Health:
The Beating Edge
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
A few simple tips and tricks — for the grocery aisle and for your kitchen — can help you reduce your sodium intake.
If you snore loudly, wake up gasping during the night and are sleepy all day, have it checked out. Sleep apnea may significantly increase the risk of sudden cardiac death, says a new study.
NHL hockey player turned coach, Teppo Numminen, bounced back after a heart condition took him off the ice in 2007. To this day he uses the experience of his surgery to coach his team.
Before you reach for an energy drink, decide whether increased blood pressure and a prolonged QT interval (an abnormal heart rhythm) is the buzz you’re after.
Vascular surgeons now use medicated, flexible stents to treat patients with narrowed arteries to the legs. Initial research shows that the stents help lower the risk that treated arteries will become narrow again.
Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements is good for your heart, but might be more useful as a preventive measure. If you already have cardiovascular risk, omega-3 supplements may have no benefit.
Asking questions will help you understand why you need to see a vascular surgeon, and what to expect from any surgical procedures. Tips in this video include asking about recovery time and home care.
When it comes to anger, the heart-brain connection is strong. We know from studies that men who are quick to anger are more likely to develop premature heart disease and five times more likely to have an early heart attack.
As we continue to make advancements in medicine, there are more heart operations we can do through a mini-or small-incision approach. This allows for faster healing and less recuperation time.