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.
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The Beating Edge
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A recent study found patients with advanced peripheral arterial disease who took statins were half as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes compared with patients not taking statins. Death rates also were cut in half.
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.
Your heart valves regulate blood flow but when advanced valve disease causes problems, valve replacement surgery may be necessary. Surgeons look to two trials on new approaches to improve on patient outcomes.
Each day we take for granted that our hearts will continue efficiently beating oxygen-rich blood to our organs. But a slow or rapid heartbeat—called bradycardia and tachycardia—can cause serious functional problems.
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?
A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.
Whether you hit the gym, or simply walk the neighborhood or shopping mall, you just need to move at a moderate pace for at least 30 minutes a day/5 days a week for real health benefits, experts say.
This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.