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Heart Beat: June 2020

Hypertension-Related Deaths on the Rise A study of deaths occurring in the United States from 2007 to 2017 showed that hypertension (high blood pressure) is...

Ask the Doctors: Nicotine Gum; Heart Disease & Covid-19

Q: I am a 70-year-old who is trying to stop smoking by chewing nicotine gum up to 10 times a day. Is this safe?...

Are You Taking a Drug “Off-Label?”

Pharmaceutical companies spend countless millions conducting clinical trials to prove that a new drug is effective...

Ask the Doctors: Testosterone Replacement; Mitral Regurgitation

Q: I am 67 and had a heart attack. I am beginning to experience fatigue and...

If You Are Perplexed About Prevention, Try This New App

It doesn’t take a medical degree to understand the value of preventing a heart attack. And...

There’s a Pacemaker That Can Improve Heart Failure Symptoms

An efficient heartbeat relies on the walls of the heart’s main pumping chamber (left ventricle) contracting...

Lower Your Blood Pressure With a Morning Walk

Did you know there’s a way to lower your blood pressure that is free, available everywhere...

When to Get a Second Opinion

At some point in life, many of us have had second thoughts about taking a new...

Heart Beat: May 2020

It’s Safe to Go Home Shortly After Heart Surgery Say goodbye to six or seven days in...

Arterial Disease In the Legs and Feet Should Be Taken Seriously

Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. Fats, cholesterol and white blood cells that form plaques in arteries...