Your heart is a powerful pump. Disease can result in plumbing, wiring, structure and/or muscle problems. Our experts explain the four major types of heart disease and how they are treated.
Pacemakers — tiny implantable computers that speed up a slow heart rhythm — help millions of people, from newborns to 90-year-olds. But many people don’t realize they need one.
When you’re at risk of sudden cardiac death, a small device — the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or ICD — can save your life. Discover how an ICD works, who needs one, and when.
You may think that your heart is as old as you are, but it’s possible that your heart is aging faster than your chronological age.
Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over age 65. But there are factors that put younger men and women at risk. Learn more about risks and prevention.
Making your heart work harder can actually lower your blood pressure and ease your heart’s burden. Find out how it works.
The goal is to plan the best surgery for each person. It should be based on each person’s individual case and health history.