Keeping an Eye on Your Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is responsible for moving blood through the body. Blood pressure is vital to push oxygen, nutrients, and white blood cells to the body’s tissues and organs. Proper waste removal is also taken care of by healthy blood pressure. Minor changes in blood pressure are normal, but when blood pressure is elevated or chronically […]

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (or Triple A)

According to screening studies, abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in four to eight percent of people screened. However, these are generally small. In the United States, an estimated 200,000 people are diagnosed with this specific aneurysm each year. It is the fifteenth leading cause of death in the US. An aneurysm is an enlarged area in […]

Congenital Heart Defect

People with a congenital heart defect (CHD) suffer from a birth defect to their heart. The defect is in the structure of the heart, and specifically within the vessels. There are many different heart defects, most are caused by issues with blood flowing through the heart in an odd of abnormal way. Obstructions occur and […]

Irregular Heartbeat

An irregular heartbeat (also known as an arrhythmia) is any of a heterogeneous and large group of conditions in which there is an abnormal level of electrical activity in the heart. The heartbeat may be too slow (called bradycardia) or too fast (called tachycardia). It can occur in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) […]

Heart Attack Symptoms Found in Women

Women don’t always feel the symptoms of a heart attack in the same way as men. Oftentimes they may dismiss some of the symptoms as something else and not receive the treatment they need in a timely fashion. Women need to notice these silent symptoms and be able to react appropriately to keep themselves ready […]

Heart Attack Symptoms and Causes for Men

A heart attack is one of the most life threatening issues that can occur. When the flow of blood is obstructed from reaching the heart, a heart attack will occur. Typically the blood flow is disrupted by buildups in the arteries of fat, cholesterol or other things. This “plaque” in the arteries will eventually break […]

Preparation, Risks, Method and Results of Heart Catheterization Procedure

In order to treat cardiovascular conditions, they first need to be diagnosed. Cardiac catheterization is a common procedure in which a catheter (this is a long thin tube) is placed inside a person’s artery or vein. This procedure can happen in the neck, arm or groin, then is threaded all the way around to the […]