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.
Cleveland Clinic heart transplant surgeons use the most sophisticated technology in the world, but this amazing video proves we should never underestimate the profound power of human touch. This short video – just 30 seconds – takes you inside a Cleveland Clinic surgical suite. You’ll get a surgeon’s-eye view of a patient’s open chest cavity as … Read More
Your heartbeat is triggered by electrical impulses that travel down a special pathway through your heart. At rest, most people’s hearts beat about 50 to 70 times each minute. That rate slows at what’s referred to as peaceful rest. When you exercise, your body needs more oxygen-rich blood, and your heart rate increases to compensate. … Read More
During our lives, we have a one in three chance of developing a heart rhythm abnormality. In cardiology, the field of electrophysiology focuses on heart rhythm disturbances—or heart arrhythmias as they are called. While the heart muscle may not be damaged, a heart arrhythmia can cause serious functional problems. With a normal range of 60 … Read More