February 22, 2023
Approximately 480,000 people die from smoking-related diseases every year in the United States. The good news is that it’s never too late to quit, even if you’ve been smoking for a long ti...
February 21, 2018
A patient recently told me she was working to improve her fitness and had noticed unusual spikes in her heart rate during exercise. "Here, let me show you.” She brought out her phone and s...
February 19, 2018
The most common symptoms of a heart attack occur in both men and women: chest pain or pressure and arm pain that radiates to the back, neck or jaw. Emergency department doctors follow a specific...
February 16, 2018
When patients find out they need a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat their advanced heart failure, they go through a wide range of emotions. Some people who may have been sick for a...
February 14, 2018
The U.S. population is trending older, and as we age, our risk for heart disease increases. We’re on the verge of a serious health dilemma: While the average 65-year-old person can expect ...
February 12, 2018
Most heart attacks occur when cholesterol buildup, or plaque, blocks an artery and restricts blood flow. But a certain type of heart attack can occur with little blockage, and sometimes none at ...
February 06, 2018
The Feb. 4, 2018 episode of NBC TV drama ‘This Is Us’ broke the hearts of viewers around the U.S. Fans watched in despair as the show’s beloved patriarch, Jack Pearson, had a catastrophic heart attack...