It’s generally healthy when an athlete’s heart adapts to exercise by becoming stronger, thicker, and larger. However, in some cases, a big heart can be dangerous. Learn when to worry and when not to.
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.
Chemotherapy and radiation can damage your heart. A cardio-oncologist can help patients complete their cancer treatment without incurring damage to the heart.
Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.
Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.
The headlines cause gasps of disbelief: A star high school or college athlete suddenly collapses and dies after a workout or a game. The culprit in many cases is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Here's why.
Children with heart disease have special needs, and pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presents special challenges. A new study confirms the best approach for effective treatment.
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.
You or a loved one have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, but what exactly does that mean?
Being big hearted is good, but when your heart muscle gets abnormally thickened or enlarged, its walls can obstruct blood flow out to your body. The surgical solution is myectomy, which removes the excess tissue.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects one in 500 people. Learn more from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at noon (ET).