Find the truth about questions that spark your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about heart disease.
As a cancer survivor, there is a sense of relief you probably feel as your treatment is over. But you may also be confused about what’s next. While fighting cancer, you probably had an abundance of information and support, which comes with treatment. But now, as the cancer goes into remission, it’s common to have … Read More
Exercise is good for you, but some extreme athletes can push past healthy limits. A research paper showed that some endurance athletes who exercised at very high intensity over long periods of time have higher rates of heart problems than people who exercise more moderately. This new analysis of existing studies found that chronic extreme … Read More
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can save your life, even if you only have mild heart damage. Multiple studies show that ICDs improve survival in people with badly damaged hearts. Recent analysis of data shows that people with less severe cardiac damage have improved survival rates with cardioverter defibrillator devices implanted. ICDs help keep the … Read More