Heart and Vascular Care

A Bruised Heart Can Be Fatal
Bruised hearts are often undetected and can be fatal.
Arrhythmia Fact Sheet
If your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern, you may have an arrhythmia. Most people have felt their heart race or skip a beat either with exercise or strong emotion. That type of arrhythmia is usually not cause for alarm. However, arrhythmias that occur often or accompany other heart problems may be more serious and should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
Arrhythmias: Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical expertise on arrhythmias are used to explain them.
Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia requiring treatment in the United States.
Heart Transplant
Michael Kienzle, MD of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases answers popular questions regarding heart palpitations.
Heart Palpitations: Frequently Asked Questions
A brief description of why a heart transplant is needed, the process, and how to become an organ donor
Keeping Your Heart Healthy, One Bite at a Time 
We help make heart healthy eating a little easier.
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Open heart surgery is no joke. We give tips on how to recover faster.
Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about pacemakers and defibrillators are answered.
Plaque Attack Fact Sheet
Arterial plaque is the culprit behind some of the worst cardiovascular conditions.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
A UIHC doctor answers common questions regarding risk factors for heart disease.
The Heart Disorder All Athletes Should Know About
The disorder that causes half of sudden-death cases involving athletes under age 35
Women and Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
Get the facts on some of the most frequently asked questions regarding women and heart disease.