Heart News

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.

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After Heart Surgery, This Ordinary Drug Could Be Right for Your Chest Pain

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Inflamed tissues after heart surgery can cause discomfort, but there’s a solution. Here’s what you can do about postpericardiotomy syndrome.


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Low-Carb Eating May Be Best for Weight Loss, Heart Health

Tags: carbohydrates, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat, weight loss

If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.


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Why Your Low-T Medications May Not Be Safe (Video)

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Scant evidence of low-T therapy safety or efficacy prompts medical concerns about long-term effects. FDA panel recommends limiting access to disease-related use.


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Heart-Healthy Cooking: Oils 101

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Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? Keep this primer from our registered dietitian as a ready reference.


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New Drug May Transform Treatment of Heart Failure

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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.


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Blood Pressure Kiosks Often Inaccurate, FDA Says

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Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.


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Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid

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All medications and supplements, no matter how seemingly harmless, should be discussed with your cardiologists first. Learn which medications to be wary of.


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Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

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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.


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Eating Raw Veggies Best for Blood Pressure

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Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.


20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

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Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.