If your doctor has ordered an echocardiogram, don’t fret – it’s a painless, noninvasive test that doesn’t emit radiation, but it equips your doctors with critical information about how your heart is functioning.
Chest pain is one of the most common causes of unscheduled medical encounters. In patients ages 10 to 21, chest pain accounts for more than 650,000 emergency department and primary care visits.
Our expert explains why you may need a cardio-oncologist if you have cancer to manage damage to your heart.
Radiation and chemotherapy fight cancer and save lives. But some patients develop heart problems during treatment and even years or decades later as a side effect of the life-saving treatment. Because of this, it is important for you to have cardiac screening tests before and after treatment. That way, your doctor may be able to … Read More
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Diastolic dysfunction is when your heart can’t relax fast enough after each beat. Diastolic dysfunction raises your risk of death. Here’s what you need to know.