Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result
Most experts agree that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to maintain their health. Unfortunately, many older adults have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting quality sleep. Sleep becomes more fragmented as we age, and we’re more easily roused—two factors that often prevent us
Once you find out you have a heart condition, your first impulse may be to “fix” it as soon as possible. But some problems are better served by monitoring them and taking a “watchful waiting” approach to see if the problem ever progresses. If there are no symptoms and there
Like any medical condition, heart disease has its own vocabulary and jargon. And if you’re not paying attention, you may become a bit lost when your cardiologist starts explaining your condition and your treatment options.
Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Curtis Rimmerman, MD, author of The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Speaking with Your