Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • Unsealing the health secrets of sous vide

    Unsealing the health secrets of sous vide

    Sous vide outperforms traditional cooking methods by maintaining a higher degree of nutritional value, food safety and flavor.

  • Subtle signs

    Subtle signs

    When a rare type of stroke struck, Steve Bertone went to the right place for lifesaving care.

  • Stroke victims may have more time to recover

    Stroke victims may have more time to recover

    While patients should never delay seeking treatment for stroke, surgeons now have more time to extract clots and help patients recover. For some, the treatment window may now be 24 hours or longer.

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  • Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Guard your heart: How to prevent, survive and recover from a heart attack

    Protect your heart and ward off a heart attack with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. And perhaps a spare aspirin in your pocket.

  • Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Mushroom tea: A fungi new way to give your morning a boost

    Certain mushroom varieties like chaga and reishi are thought to have immune-boosting benefits.

  • Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Change your POV: Can hanging upside down improve your health?

    Here are some of the most popular reasons people practice inversion therapy today.

  • Shining a light on poverty and heart disease

    Shining a light on poverty and heart disease

    Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in developing countries and in low-income populations in the first world.

  • Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    Sitting is the new smoking: Unshackle yourself from your desk

    The demands of your job may tend to keep you hunched over a computer screen, focused on the daily project. But to stay healthy, you should make time daily for physical activity and to eat well.

  • The heart to carry on

    The heart to carry on

    Brandon Rowland’s move to Montana opened new possibilities to repair his faulty tricuspid valve

  • Your daily choices can lessen — or increase — your heart risk

    Your daily choices can lessen — or increase — your heart risk

    You might not realize how your daily decisions have ramifications that can reach all the way to the vessels of your heart. The good news is that you can get ahead of heart problems.

  • It’s treatable: Many bounce back from congestive heart failure

    It’s treatable: Many bounce back from congestive heart failure

    Despite the sinister-sounding diagnosis, congestive heart failure is highly survivable. With expert treatment, many patients can enjoy a normal lifespan and a high quality of life.

  • Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Coffee versus wine: which is healthier?

    Wine and coffee have generated decades' worth of debate and studies examining the benefits or harmful effects of each. It takes time and careful reading to sort through the claims and counterclaims.

  • Cooking with essential oils: a little dab will do

    Cooking with essential oils: a little dab will do

    Always dilute essential oils when cooking or ingesting

  • Diets for change

    Diets for change

    Different diets are designed with different goals in mind, from weight loss to heart health to sustainability

  • A cardiologist speaks: How to think about heart medications

    A cardiologist speaks: How to think about heart medications

    What you know about your heart medicines can help you better understand the role they play in your health care

  • New blood pressure guidelines trigger rethinking of heart risk

    New blood pressure guidelines trigger rethinking of heart risk

    What once was prehypertension is now "elevated" blood pressure

  • Sick and tired: Why sleep deprivation can be bad for your health

    Sick and tired: Why sleep deprivation can be bad for your health

    Getting inadequate rest can affect your mental, physical and emotional well-being

  • Open your eyes to sleep apnea

    Open your eyes to sleep apnea

    Sleep apnea should be treated to avoid health risks

  • Breaking down berries: What makes them so super?

    Breaking down berries: What makes them so super?

    Many beloved berries, such as acai berry, blueberry, goji berry and cranberry contain an array of nutrients that help reduce the risk of disease

  • When is it time for heart surgery?

    When is it time for heart surgery?

    There are several options doctors and patients need to consider before moving to the operating table for heart surgery

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