Cardiovascular Disease

Heart

Small Changes for a Healthier Heart

These little shifts in what you eat, drink and do can significantly boost your heart health. It’s easier than you think!

What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

What Does Open Heart Surgery Actually Mean?

Does open heart surgery mean doctors literally open the heart? Or that they open the chest to get to the heart? It all depends on a lot of factors…

At the Heart of It All

Heart Disease Starts Long Before the Diagnosis…So Stop Waiting

If the choices you make—a doughnut over fruit, Netflix binge over a workout—would mean you have heart disease right now, would you choose differently?

Cardiovascular Disease

Triglycerides: The Heart Threat You Should Not Ignore

When it comes to heart disease risk, most people are aware of the threat high cholesterol poses—in fact, nearly one…

Heart

Is Robotic-Assisted Heart Surgery Right for You?

Open-heart surgery can be a life-saver, but it’s also quite invasive. When is robotic surgery a better choice? What you need to know…

Heart Attack

The Push-Up Clue to Heart Health

Here’s a quick, easy way to check your cardio health—and your risk for heart disease or heart attack.

Common Threads

Gender Bias in Health Care: Women—Watch Your Hearts

Women—when it comes to cardiac care, you aren’t being taken seriously by the medical profession. If you feel something, say something loud and clear.

Heart

Why Women Are at a Disadvantage When it Comes to Medical Care—with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

In this episode, Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Dr. Steinbaum discuss the gender bias that exists in emergency rooms and throughout hospitals and doctor’s offices around t...

At the Heart of It All

Women: Don’t Let Your Doctor Miss Your Heart Disease

Heart disease doesn’t appear out of nowhere. If your doctor doesn’t recognize your heart issues, it is up to you to ensure they do—before a heart attack!

Heart Failure

Compression Stocking Tips

If you have diabetes and your legs and ankles swell (edema), compress stockings can help—if you get the right kind. Learn more…

At the Heart of It All

“I’ve Done Everything Right…Why Am I Having Heart Problems?”

Heart disease may be preventable 80% of the time, but 20% of the time, it is difficult or impossible to make an impact with lifestyle choices alone.

Heart Attack

Think You’re Having a Heart Attack? How Chest Pain Is Evaluated in the ER

A scoring system first developed in the Netherlands is a safe and accurate way to determine who needs advanced testing and who doesn’t.

Heart

Is High HDL Cholesterol Always Good?

HDL is known as the “good” type of cholesterol, but that is not always true. How to make sense of your cholesterol readings…

Cardiovascular Disease

The Heart Tests You Really Need—It’s Not Cholesterol

Standard cholesterol blood tests don’t tell your real heart-disease risk. These more-comprehensive heart tests can…

Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure? Hold Off on That Medication

A new study challenges US guidelines to treat everyone with mild hypertension with medication.