E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.
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.
New studies show links between small particulate matter in air pollution and atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the lungs. Learn more.
No time to exercise? Biking to work can turn your commute into a daily workout that boosts heart health and clears your head.
Nothing says home better than oatmeal cookies. You can adjust this recipe to your liking: Add your favorite dried fruits or chopped nuts or change the spice to ginger or cinnamon.
Exercise is good for you, but some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. A recent study shows some athletes have higher rates of heart problems than people who exercise more moderately.
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.
A new drug shows promise in improving the treatment of heart failure. A clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment.
Researchers in Rome found that some patients with peripheral artery disease walked farther with less pain after eating dark chocolate.
This portobello mushroom sandwich is packed with flavor thanks to a mix of tangy, flavorful balsamic vinegar dressing, fresh basil and tomato, red onions and roasted red peppers.