Like a Balloon That BurstsCardiology

Like a Balloon That Bursts

Aneurysms often show no symptoms, but a rupture can be deadly By Jeffrey Westhoff Above image: Sapan Desai, MD, PhD, MBA,…

How to improve your cholesterol levelsCardiology

How to improve your cholesterol levels

By Joyce Hendley If one-third of Americans have unhealthy cholesterol levels, why did the U.S. recently change its advice to…

Young adults need to take prehypertension seriouslyCardiology

Young adults need to take prehypertension seriously

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Expert  By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I checked my blood pressure at the local…

Heart MonitorsCardiology

Heart Monitors

Area hospitals move to noninvasive tests for cardiac disease Amit Patel, MD, seen through a CT scanner. Photo courtesy of…

The Happy Heart: Being Optimistic Can Help Your Heart HealthCardiology

The Happy Heart: Being Optimistic Can Help Your Heart Health

By Megy Karydes “It’s well recorded that depression, anxiety and stress associated with poor health,” says Rosalba Hernandez, PhD, MSc,…

Discovering need to treat high blood pressure may be too lateCardiology

Discovering need to treat high blood pressure may be too late

Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham whatdoctorsknow.com Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to…

Cardiac assessment may show if heart issues need to be addressedCardiology

Cardiac assessment may show if heart issues need to be addressed

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 49-year-old man with a strong family history of coronary artery disease.…

Finding cause of low blood pressure can help determine treatmentCardiology

Finding cause of low blood pressure can help determine treatment

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is considered “low” for the diastolic number in a blood pressure reading? What…

Pericardial constriction can have significant effect on kidneysCardiology

Pericardial constriction can have significant effect on kidneys

Mayo Clinic Q&A DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes pericardial constriction, and why does it make me swollen? Is there anything…

Coronary bypass surgery unlikely to cause cognitive declineCardiology

Coronary bypass surgery unlikely to cause cognitive decline

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: My cardiologist recommended coronary artery bypass surgery because…