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Does My Aortic Aneurysm Need to Be Repaired?

We’ve diagnosed you with an aortic aneurysm, and you want to know what your future holds — primarily whether you need surgery. Here, we take a look at the common treatment options for aortic aneurysms.

Jul 1st, 2022
Can Atrial Fibrillation Be Deadly?

If you’re one of the more than 2.7 million people who are living with atrial fibrillation in the United States, you want to know how serious the condition is and whether it can be fatal. The answer is complicated, but worth understanding.

Jun 1st, 2022
Why Blood Clots Are So Dangerous

Most blood clots that form in your body work to save your life by preventing you from losing too much blood. When they develop in your blood vessels, however, they can be life-threatening.

May 1st, 2022
Are All Heart Valve Issues Dangerous to Your Health?

There’s a good case to be made for the fact that any abnormality in your heart is cause for concern, which certainly includes valvular disease. That said, some heart valve problems are more serious than others.

Apr 4th, 2022
Understanding the Two Types of Aortic Aneurysms

Although the word aneurysm may have filtered into our everyday language, this potentially serious problem is not all that common. Still, it’s worth understanding your risks for the two main types of aortic aneurysms.

Mar 3rd, 2022
The Link Between Edema and Your Heart

You can hardly differentiate your calves from your ankles because of swelling in your lower limbs — and you’re concerned. Called edema, the causes of this condition range from mild to problematic and include heart-related issues.

Feb 1st, 2022
Should I Be Concerned About My Arrhythmia?

The average human heart steadily beats 115,000 times per day, circulating a whopping 2,000 gallons of blood. With an arrythmia, your heartbeat can become irregular, which can lead to complications in this critical delivery system.

Jan 1st, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Heart Disease

Heart disease is an umbrella term for several different issues that affect your heart, but make no mistake, each is serious and often life-threatening. Here, we look at the different types of heart disease.

Nov 7th, 2021
Recognizing the Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

You’re feeling far more fatigued than you ought, and even the slightest activity leaves you out of breath. There are many reasons why you may be feeling these symptoms, including heart failure, which we review here.

Oct 6th, 2021
What Are the Risks With Atrial Fibrillation?

There are many different types of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms), and atrial fibrillation is the most common. The potential consequences of this condition range from mild to severe and knowing your risks is important.

Sep 7th, 2021
Does Your Heart Flutter? Here's What It Could Mean

You have the sensation that your heart is fluttering or skipping a beat, and you wonder whether you should be concerned. The answer is both yes and no, which is why understanding the problem is important.

Aug 11th, 2021
Complications of Congestive Heart Failure

Your heart’s primary responsibility is to pump blood throughout your body. When your heart struggles with this task, it’s called congestive heart failure, which can lead to some serious consequences.

Jul 11th, 2021
Can You Tell If You Have an Aortic Aneurysm?

Your aorta is the largest blood vessel in your body, and when something threatens this structure, such as an aneurysm, the consequences can be quite serious. Is there a way to tell whether you’re at risk?

Jun 17th, 2021
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease

Heart health is heart health, no matter your gender, right? Not so fast. Women have slightly different concerns when it comes to heart disease, especially in risks and symptoms. Here’s a look.

May 9th, 2021
The Role of a Pacemaker in Heart Conditions

The average heart beats 100,000 times a day to be able to deliver crucial oxygen and nutrients to your body. When something goes awry in this system, a pacemaker can ensure that your blood keeps circulating properly.

Apr 12th, 2021
Understanding Mitral Valve Prolapse

The valves in your heart play an important role in keeping your blood flowing — in the right direction. With mitral valve prolapse, some blood may be heading the wrong way. Here’s a look at this valvular disease.

Mar 1st, 2021
The Link Between Peripheral Edema and Your Heart

Your ankles or hands are swollen, and you credit the heat, yet the condition persists. Called edema, the swelling may be a sign of something heart-related, which is why this is one problem you shouldn’t ignore.

Feb 3rd, 2021
6 Risk Factors of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting nearly three million people in the United States. This number is expected to rise to more than 12 million in just 10 years. What’s driving the big increase?

Jan 14th, 2021
Tips for Managing Your Hearth Health Over the Holidays

Though the holidays may look a little different this year thanks to the health care crisis, there may still be plenty of challenges for your heart. Here are a few tips that will help you and your heart weather the holiday season.

Dec 6th, 2020
5 Steps for Managing Peripheral Artery Disease

If you have peripheral artery disease, the good news is that you can take steps to improve the condition. In fact, these small steps can help you avoid far more serious cardiovascular conditions down the road.

Oct 6th, 2020
Recognizing the Signs of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a common and potentially serious heart rhythm problem that can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure. Stay one step ahead of your heart health; here’s a look at some of the warning signs of atrial fibrillation.

Sep 8th, 2020
Understanding the Many Faces of Valvular Disease

Your heart is equipped with four valves that open and close with your every heartbeat, keeping your blood flowing in the right direction. When valvular disease strikes, it can have a widespread impact on your circulation and heart function.

Aug 18th, 2020
Are You at Risk for An Aortic Aneurysm?

An aortic aneurysm is an incredibly serious cardiovascular issue, but, thankfully, not all that common. Still, it’s a health condition that’s well worth avoiding, which starts by understanding your risks.

Jul 7th, 2020
What to Expect When Getting a Pacemaker

Each year in the United States, approximately 200,000 people turn to a pacemaker to regulate their heartbeats, with great success. If you’re planning on joining these growing numbers, here’s what you can expect when getting a pacemaker.

Jun 23rd, 2020
5 Signs You May Have an Arrhythmia

When it comes to your health, recognizing a problem early can make all the difference in your outcome, which is certainly true of your heart. Here are the top signs that you may have an arrythmia (and what we can do about it).

May 29th, 2020
How Congestive Heart Failure Affects Your Body

Congestive heart failure is a progressive and life-threatening condition in its early stages, which means catching the condition in its early stages offers the best chances for success. Here are the top signs that your heart may be in trouble.

Mar 20th, 2020
Is It a Heart Attack or a Panic Attack?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, which puts all of us on high alert. Unfortunately, a relatively harmless panic attack mimics many of the same symptoms as this serious event. Is there a way to tell the difference?

Feb 25th, 2020
Are You at Risk of Developing Peripheral Artery Disease? (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD), which stems from plaque buildup in blood vessels away from your heart, can be painful and dangerous. Knowing and managing your risks can help prevent PAD and reduce the severity of symptoms. Learn your risk factors.

Sep 19th, 2019