According to the American Heart Association, AFib is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Many individuals are unaware that AFib is a serious condition, even though untreated atrial fibrillation doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and is associated with a five-fold increased risk for stroke.
Steve had no idea he had heart disease until his primary care doctor heard something he didn't like when he listened to his heart.
The heart in a woman's body is essentially the same muscle as that in a man, but when she has a heart attack, the symptoms can be completely different.
Just as you put on a scarf, gloves and warm coat to protect your body, you can follow a few easy steps to protect your heart in this cold weather.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country, with someone dying from it every 37 seconds. With that in mind, make this the year you put good healthy habits into practice.
Symptoms of heart disease in women can be different from those associated with men. Drs. Heather Hurlburt and Alice Kim discuss the symptoms, risks and prevention of heart disease in women.
Pregnancy can take on a whole new set of concerns for women with heart problems. The main risk is that her heart will not tolerate the strain of pregnancy and will fail.
Check out the top 10 heart-healthy ways to show your affection for your Valentine. After all, it is national heart health month too.