A "broken" heart can get you down, but a "bruised" heart can be fatal.
Each year some 150,000 persons suffer a bruised heart--medically termed a contusion--and most cases go undetected.
Brian Olshansky, MD, is a cardiologist, director of cardiac electrophysiology and professor of medicine. His clinical expertise is in managing cardiac arrhythmias, which he addresses in this article.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia requiring treatment in
the United States. Approximately 2.2 million individuals in this
country have atrial fibrillation.
Michael Kienzle, MD of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases answers popular questions regarding heart palpitations.
A brief description of why a heart transplant is needed, the process, and how to become an organ donor.
Anyone who ever had traditional open
heart surgery knows that the experience is no walk in the park. The
surgery is clearly a mainstay in the treatment of heart disease, but is
associated with pain and requires several weeks of rehabilitation
before patients can return to all of their normal activities.
Frequently asked questions about pacemakers and defibrillators with Brian Olshansky, MD.
Patricia Lounsbury, MD answers patient questions on how to prevent further heart disease.
William Haynes, MD answers patient question regarding risk factors for heart disease.
Wayne Richenbacher, MD answers patient question regarding end stage heart disease.
Former UIHC physician, Kevin Mulhern, MD, answers patient questions regarding congenital heart disease in adults.
The disorder that causes half of sudden death cases involving athletes under age 35.
You've probably heard it by now: avoid trans fatty acids--those in fried
foods, margarine, and the "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated"
ingredient you see on the label of that tempting package of cookies or
donuts. But what's all the fuss?
Get the facts on some of the most frequently asked questions regarding women and heart disease.