Heart Health - Treatments

Is That Feeling Angina or Indigestion?

Learn the essential rule of thumb for knowing the difference between heartburn and heart trouble.

9 Ways Women Can Lower Their Blood Pressure

If you're a middle-aged woman, it's especially important to keep your blood pressure under control. There are small changes you can make that will add up big when it comes to your health.

How to Keep Track of Multiple Medications

Are your daily doses making you dizzy? Handy help is here.

Radiation Risks

No cancer treatment is risk free and sometimes the side effects don't manifest until many years after treatment.

Reduce Inflammation for Heart Health

Understand how inflammation, an immune system response that produces heat, swelling, and redness, increases the risk for heart attack and stroke.

Surgery Later in Life: Pros and Cons

Is there a point at which the risks of possible complications outweigh the benefits of choosing surgery?

Keep Your Heart Healthy While on Dialysis

Dialysis can be lifesaving, but it can also increase your risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease. Find out how to prevent heart disease while on dialysis.

Preparing for Heart Surgery

Hearing that you need heart surgery can be frightening, but knowing what you can expect the day of your operation and afterward may help ease your fears and give you back a sense of control.

Sleep Apnea and Your Heart

Snoring loudly enough to wake up your sleeping spouse may be more than just annoying, it could signal a serious health problem.

The Blood Pressure Fix that Doesn't Work

One antioxidant touted for lowering blood pressure and reducing heart disease risk offers no heart benefit.

Coronary Bypass Surgery vs. Angioplasty

A new study shows advantages of one procedure over the other.

Holter Monitors Can Help Diagnose Heart Problems

If you're experiencing faintness or dizziness and a feeling that your heart is racing, pounding, fluttering, or beating erratically (palpitations), your doctor may recommend that you wear a Holter monitor.

Bypass Surgery or Angioplasty: Which is Most Effective?

New study findings released this fall have found that coronary artery bypass surgery is more effective than coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients with severe heart disease.

5 Common Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital cardiovascular defects, ranging from mild to severe, occur in about one percent of all live births, or approximately eight out of every 1,000 births, and are the most common congenital malformation in newborns.

What to Expect During a Stress Test

If you're experiencing chest pains, shortness of breath, or abnormal changes in your heart's rhythm, your doctor may recommend that you have a stress test.

Soy Products May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Findings suggest that eating just a half-cup of soy nuts each day may work as well in reducing high blood pressure as anti-hypertension medication, and may also be beneficial in lowering cholesterol.

What You Should Know About Heart Palpitations

We've all experienced the sensation of our heart skipping a beat. Or maybe it's felt as if it's fluttering inside our chest. Brought on by a number of factors, these "heart palpitations" usually aren't serious.

An Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Could Save Your Life

For people with a history of abnormal heart rhythms, either too slow (bradycardias) or too fast (tachycardias), having an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) can also be lifesaving because it can detect any dangerous heart arrhythmia and deliver an electrical shock to restore the heart's normal rhythm and prevent sudden cardiac death.

The Link between Pain Relievers and Heart Disease

Pain relievers are linked to increased risk factors for heart disease.

The Heart Benefits of Garlic

Although garlic may not ward off evil spirits, it may be instrumental in warding off a variety of health problems, including heart disease.

Cholesterol Drugs for Healthy Adults: A Risky Move?

Risks have been found for healthy people taking cholesterol drugs.

Food's Effect on Your Medication

The consequences of drug interactions with food and beverages may include delayed, decreased, or enhanced absorption of a medication, according to the FDA. Furthermore, mixing certain foods with medications can cause serious side effects.

Can I lower my blood pressure naturally, without the use of prescription medications?

Merle Myerson, MD, EdD, FACC, answers a reader's question about lowering his blood pressure without the use of medication.

Can I lower my cholesterol without the use of prescription medications?

Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., answers a reader's question about lowering his cholesterol levels without the use of prescription medications.

Better Health Results in a Better Sex Life

Good health ups the odds that you and your partner will have a better time in bed.

Ginkgo Biloba for Your Heart?

Ginkgo Biloba may soon find its claim to fame as a benefactor in preventing heart disease.

How to Recognize a Heart Emergency

Here's a breakdown of key signs to look for, so that you're prepared to act quickly in the event of an emergency.

What to Expect after a Stroke

If you've recently had a stroke, there is a lot you need to consider.

Want to Lower Your Blood Pressure? Eat More Melons

Nutritionists are touting melons as an important food in the fight against high blood pressure.

Migraines and Heart Problems: What's the Link?

Migraines may be linked to an elevated risk of heart attack and stroke.