Cardiac rehab improves quality of life for heart patients and may save lives, but until now, those with heart failure who rely on Medicare were out of luck. Reversing a 2009 denial of benefits, CMS now supports coverage.
People who experience a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm sometimes can see their beats per minute rise from a normal of 70 to up to 250. This occurs when there are issues with the “bridge” that connects the heart’s “circuits.”
There is so much health information on the web that it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here are a few commonly believed heart health issues you may have read about. Let’s find out if they are myth or true and why.
This quiche, which has a whole-wheat crust, makes a nice meal with a simple green salad. Change up the vegetables by the season to baby artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, squash or fennel.
A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.
There are some game changers in new guidelines for best treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. AF is a factor in thousands of deaths each year. See what's new.
Heart failure shouldn't keep you from exercising. In a boundary-expanding study, researchers found that vigorous exercise benefits some patients with heart failure more than low intensity workouts.
Your heart has its own “electrical system,” which powers the beating of your heart. The heart’s natural pacemaker regulates your heart’s rhythm, unless something irregular — called an arrhythmia — occurs.
Life is stressful enough, and trying to buy heart-healthy foods that won't empty your wallet isn't easy. A few simple ideas can help.
You’ve surely noticed how your heart rate increases when you exercise and slows down at rest—but most of us don’t think about how or why this happens. The answers may surprise you.