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.
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.
Before we accept any health sound bite as fact and begin to make changes because of it, it’s critical to consider a few things. We need to separate fact from fiction. Here's why.
If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies.
Heart disease usually affects older adults, but risk can develop early in life: Studies find 1 in 3 children have high cholesterol levels. Some experts recommend screening for kids aged 9 to 11.
Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.
You know you should eat more veggies, fish and soy for heart health. But which foods are best? Our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians share 17 “power foods” for your heart.
Although vasculitis is rare, awareness of the disease and its symptoms is important. That’s because treatment exists for almost all forms of vasculitis and is more effective in preventing organ damage when diagnosed early.
Cardiovascular specialists from across the country attended the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington D.C. They shared news about heart health -- earthly, and beyond.
When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.
With all the perils Sandra Bullock’s character faced in "Gravity," heart health probably wouldn't rank high on her list of worries. But space travel can reshape your heart and possibly weaken it as well.