You’re enjoying a second cup of coffee or glass of wine when — wham — your heart starts racing. You remember your doctor saying that atrial fibrillation puts you at greater risk for a stroke, or worse. Is that what’s happening? Should you call 911? Probably not, says cardiac dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. You’ve … Read More
Did you know that you may be walking around with a hole in your heart (known as a patent foramen ovale) left over from before birth? It’s usually benign, but it can pose a stroke risk for certain people.
If your shortness of breath isn’t caused by exercise or panic, it could be a sign of a heart problem. Cardiologist Michael Faulx, MD, explains when you should worry.
You may have heard that eating black licorice can raise your blood pressure or cause heart rhythm problems. Tap or click to reveal the answer.
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If you have recurrent pericarditis, new medications may provide new treatment options that can end episodes of pericarditis for good.
If you are a young athlete and have chest pain, see a doctor right away. Only about 5 percent of chest pain in this group is caused by a heart issue — but those are the cases no one wants to miss.