Measuring blood pressure seems so simple that desk-like kiosks for checking blood pressure have popped up everywhere. They may be accessible and easy to use, but they often don't provide accurate information.
Tests and Treatments
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.
Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.
Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.
A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.
A minimally invasive procedure called pulmonary vein ablation uses targeted energy to correct atrial fibrillation, which is a very fast, chaotic irregular heart rhythm. Here’s how the procedure works.
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.
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.
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.
A new study says that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer or avoiding inflammation, cardiovascular disease or cancer.