A stress test is often the first step in diagnosing a heart condition. Cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, explains the standard stress EKG and several other variations that your doctor may order.
A recent study found that listening to music can improve treadmill stress test times. Find out more about how music can make it easier to exercise longer.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Benico Barzilai, MD, answers this one.
How much exercise is best for your heart health? If you’re stumped, don’t feel bad. Just 20 percent of Americans were able to answer this question correctly in a recent national survey. Find out what you need to know to keep your ticker on track.
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Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need screenings such as electrocardiography (EKG) and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recently recommended. The American College of Physicians (ACP) released guidelines recently that say that there is no evidence that these types of screenings benefit people with low risk. You might be considered low-risk for … Read More