Nearly 6 million people in the U.S. are living with their heart not pumping properly, but there are several new medications emerging that provide better treatment options.
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.
If you have arterial blockages, here's what you need to know about Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) versus full-blown surgery – or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).
Patients with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, are at a higher risk of stroke. Prevention has focused almost exclusively on long-term drug therapy that thins the blood. That is, until now.
Two exciting new drugs that can dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels have received approval from an FDA advisory panel, moving the drugs closer to being available for patient use.
A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have heart failure and an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) yields better outcomes than treating them with a medication to improve heart rhythms.
While many physicians are hesitant to perform aggressive treatment procedures on older patients, one study finds that many healthy older patients can achieve good outcomes undergoing heart procedures.
During your hospitalization, nurses use technology, standardized processes and ongoing communication to deliver you the best care in the safest environment.
Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as EKG and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended.
A noninvasive test called coronary CT angiography can help doctors determine which intermediate-risk patients are likely to have a heart attack.