Heart disease has long been viewed as a male issue, but in reality, it is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past
Randy Pierce thought he was in good health. Not only did he work out three times a week, but he also ran the stairs at the local high school football stadium regularly. So he was surprised
Maybe you’ve heard of a rare medical condition called cardiogenic shock and wondered exactly what it is. Simply put, it’s a form of heart failure where a less–than–adequate supply of blood is pumped from the
When Nancy Sinatra crooned the lyrics “these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do,” she might have been protecting her romantic heart. But her advice can also do wonders for your
Chances are good you’ve heard about atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects some 2.7 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association. But did you know that technologies the patient actually wears are being
You may have a sudden, severe headache, feel weak or numb on one side of your face or body, have trouble speaking or understanding, or experience confusion and/or difficulty with your vision or motor coordination.
When it comes to heart health, getting a coronary calcium score (sometimes referred to as a cardiac calcium score) may be an important step in learning more about your potential for cardiac and overall health.
You commonly hear about the dangers of high blood pressure, or a reading above 130/80, and ways to prevent hypertension. So you would think the lower your blood pressure reading is, the better, right? While
Aneurysms can strike fear in almost anyone due to their reputation for bursting unpredictably and fatally. Contrary to popular belief, there are steps you can take to prevent, identify and manage aneurysms. We spoke to
Chances are, you know a woman affected by heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which affects the blood flow to the heart and can cause a heart attack.