You might see a cardiologist if you have a family history of heart disease or to make sure any heart-related problems, like high blood pressure, are under control.
Many of us have felt light-headed when we stand too quickly or exercise, but if you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) or other illnesses,you can also get dizzy. We all know that fitness is important for good health, but people with POTS may struggle to exercise. Find tips for exercising if you have POTS from an exercise physiologist.
Though antibiotics used to be widely recommended for people with heart valve disease before a dental procedure, newer guidelines reserve that recommendation for only people most at-risk for infective endocarditis.
These drugs save lives by preventing heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. Learn about the big six heart medications.
If you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm, you are at increased risk for an aneurysm at another location on your aorta. That’s why you will require lifelong monitoring, even after your first aneurysm has been surgically repaired.