Recent studies affirm that statins protect your brain as well as your heart, erasing prior concerns about possible links between the drug and memory loss – good news in the battle against heart attack and stroke.
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.
Mechanical heart pumps, or left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), are lifesaving devices for patients with advanced heart failure, but a new study shows that the HeartMate II has higher risk than originally believed.
A patient shares his story about a new minimally invasive thoracic procedure that would not only cure his ailment, but also provide him with a swift and relatively pain-free recovery.
Your diet affects how your medications work, especially for patients taking blood thinners such as Coumadin® (warfarin). It is important to know the drug-food interactions for any medicines and when to talk to your doctor.
Everyone knows that eating too much sugar can lead to dental decay, but a new study finds that high levels of a dietary sugar product can weaken already stressed heart tissue and lead to heart failure.
On an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, doctors destroy a supposedly inoperable, golf-ball sized malignant heart mass by injecting medical ‘super glue’ into it. Is this possible or TV fantasy?
What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.
Receiving radiation to the chest to treat cancer may increase the risk of developing heart issues later in life. Cardiac surgeon Bruce Lytle, MD, explains what to look out for and how a specialist called a cardio-oncologist can help.
Medications that alter your metabolism can also affect cardiovascular health. That's why the results of a recent study of diabetes drugs are important; they show DPP-4 inhibitors are safe for your heart.
Patients who undergo chemotherapy can sometimes experience an unexpected and troubling complication: The cancer treatments actually can cause congestive heart failure. Here’s how doctors can help.