Each day we take for granted that our hearts will continue efficiently beating oxygen-rich blood to our organs. But a slow or rapid heartbeat—called bradycardia and tachycardia—can cause serious functional problems.
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.
A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.
Losing weight can be the best medicine for your heart, says a new study that found that weight loss helps lessen symptoms of atrial fibrillation, such as a racing, erratic heartbeat. Get more details.
Don't lose hope if you have recurrent atrial fibrillation, weeks, months, or even years after you have had a pulmonary vein ablation. A repeat procedure can help you regain control over your heartbeat.
Don’t fool yourself into believing you’re invincible. Keeping heart disease in check and practicing healthy coping mechanisms could save your life and help you avoid an unexpected heart event.
External defibrillators can restore a regular heartbeat even after a dangerous arrhythmia disrupts it. But few victims receive care in time. A new study confirms that internal devices can prevent these episodes from happening.
Black licorice lovers take note: The FDA warns that in rare occurrences, one of your faves may cause your heart to skip a beat, and not in the good way.
Former VP Dick Cheney’s revelation that fear of assassination prompted him to have his doctors disable the remote feature on his ICD device has raised questions about the security of ICDs.
“Fight or flight” response can be dangerous for people with heart problems and even for those with normal hearts.
Warfarin thins your blood, helping prevent blood clots and stroke. Should you stop taking it before device surgery, or keep taking the prescribed amount? Results from a recent study reveal what to do, and why.