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The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any

2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one out of every three American adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one in three has prehypertension. And, among people with high blood pressure, only about half have it under control.
“This finding is concerning because we know

Is a Low Heart Rate Dangerous?

Is a Low Heart Rate Dangerous?

A low heart rate may be a sign of an efficiently working heart. Or, if the rate becomes too slow, a low heart rate could be a sign of health complications down the road.

A normal or healthy resting heart rate for an adult is between 60 and 100 beats a

When A Slow Heart Rate Does (And Does Not) Require Attention

If your heart beats too rapidly or has an abnormal or irregular rhythm, it’s cause for concern—but what about a heart that beats too slowly?

“Bradycardia is the term used to describe a heartbeat that is ‘too slow.’ A normal resting heart rate is typically between 60 and 100 beats per

What Are Beta-Blockers?

What Are Beta-Blockers?

With the advent of beta-blockers, and compelling evidence of their effectiveness, recommendations for heart failure treatment have changed. In general, patients are now treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), plus a diuretic and a beta-blocker, to which an aldosterone antagonist or digoxin may be

Going Wireless: The Promise of Leadless Pacemakers

From your cell phone or laptop to your television remote control or garage door opener, you rely on wireless devices every day. And pretty soon, if you need a cardiac pacemaker, wireless technology may become even more near and dear to your heart—literally.

Experts are studying tiny wireless pacemakers that may

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