What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Beware of Atrial Fibrillation After Any Surgery

A new study shows that an irregular heartbeat (Afib) can develop following any type of surgery, not just cardiac. Steps to protect yourself or a loved one from this dangerous risk.


Why Do I Need to Wear a Heart Monitor for So Long?

If you’re having palpitations or other unexplained heart symptoms, wearing a Holter monitor can help detect the cause. Here, details on the process…


Physical Exertion at Work Linked to Heart Danger

We all know that exercise promotes heart health. But new research shows that certain forms of physical activity may actually be harmful. For details...

At the Heart of It All

To Stent or Not to Stent? Breakthrough Heart Study Results

This new cardiology trial is bound to overhaul treatment strategies! What patients with stable coronary artery disease should do to prevent heart attacks.


Little-Known Heart Attack and Stroke Triggers: New Insights

To avoid heart attack and stroke, we know to control blood pressure and cholesterol. But there other dangerous triggers to consider…


Aspirin for Heart Health: For Many, the Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Aspirin therapy has long been used to prevent heart attack and stroke. Now, research shows the risks outweigh the benefits for many people. Read on…


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!


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…

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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.


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...

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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…

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“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.

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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.