Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Natural Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease

These Natural Therapies Can Boost Your Treatment Results You are walking or climbing up a set of stairs, and suddenly…

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Driving a Hybrid with an Implantable Cardiac Device—Is It Safe?

A patient walked into the office of Dr. Luis Scott at the Mayo Clinic with a concern about the safety…

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Does Your Heart Need That ICD Device…or Not?

Your doctor may someday suggest that you get a heart-regulating medical device called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in…

Heart

Think Twice About Heart Surgery

Surgical treatments for advanced heart failure have come a long way—scientists have made major improvements that can help patients live…

Heart Attack

Did You Have a Heart Attack—And Not Know It?

When you have a heart attack, you know it because the main symptom—crushing chest pain—is overwhelmingly obvious. That’s what most…

Cardiovascular Disease

The Cholesterol Myth

Why lowering your cholesterol won’t prevent heart disease Many people believe that managing cholesterol is key to preventing heart disease.…

High Blood Pressure

What’s Slowly Killing Your Brain

There are lots of “young-ish” people—say, people in their 30s or 40s—who have been told by their doctors that they…

Cardiovascular Disease

Considering Heart Surgery? Do This First

It's scary to think about having your chest cut open and your heart operated on. But someday you may find…

Cardiovascular Disease

Skip the Fast Before a Cholesterol Test?

If you’ve ever had a cholesterol test scheduled for midday or afternoon, then you know what a pain it can…

Heart Attack

After a Heart Attack—Nutrients That Can Help

When we think of heart attacks, we think of ambulances and hospitals and stents. We don’t generally associate natural medicine…

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What Your Age at Menopause Means for Your Heart

Personally, I love menopause. No more period pimples, belly bloat, monthly messes or birth control hassles—hurrah! But one aspect of…

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The Spice That Could Save Your Heart

People tend to think that bypass surgery is pretty safe. But the reality is, patients who undergo coronary artery bypass…

Cardiovascular Disease

Heartburn Can Kill: Hoarseness or a Chronic Cough May Be the Only Clue

If you have heartburn, you feel a burning sensation in your chest, usually after eating a meal. Right? Not necessarily.…

Cardiovascular Disease

Carotid Artery Stenting

Even people who don’t know a whole lot about health probably realize that having plaque in the arteries around your…

Cardiovascular Disease

Dramatically Safer CT Scan

New Techniques Slash Radiation Dangers Despite all we hear about the dangers of radiation in imaging tests, we can’t just…