Sometimes a dangerously slow heartbeat occurs because the natural “battery” of the heart isn’t working as it should, or there’s another issue with the heart’s electrical system. Here’s how a pacemaker can help.
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.
After cardiac surgery, you want to be normal right away. Take time to heal, join a cardiac rehabilitation program, and your heart and body will thank you now and later.
Almost everyone gets a feeling of extra heartbeats from time to time. While certain types of irregular heartbeats can be very serious and indicative of a serious health issue, sometimes there’s no reason for worry.
When it comes to cooking with oils, do you have to choose between cooking for taste or cooking for health? People have strong opinions about what’s best. Here are seven tips to help you decide.
When it comes to blood pressure, cardiologists say no number is considered too low, unless a patient has symptoms. Steven Nissen, M.D. explains how the DASH diet can help lower numbers.
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.
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is an electronic device that constantly monitors your heart rhythm. This often life-saving device sends energy to the heart muscle when a very fast, abnormal rhythm is detected.
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.
Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.