Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the heart valve that leads to the aortic fails to open fully. If you have aortic stenosis, you may develop chest pain, shortness of breath or even pass out.
Side Effects of Statins
Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol, but have the potential to save lives even if the cholesterol level is not elevated. Learn about common side effects of these drug in this article.
Heart Happy Holidays
This holiday season, make a plan to enjoy the season sensibly. Be creative and have a heart-happy holiday.
Hypertension Treatment Recommendations
Just when should your doctor begin treating your high blood pressure? Learn the national consensus in this article.
An echocardiogram is a commonly performed heart test, much like an ultrasound performed during pregnancy. It tells your doctor how strong your heart is, whether you have leaky valves, and other useful information.
EKGs and Heart Disease
EKGs are commonly done, but what does a normal EKG mean? Can you still have severe heart disease if your EKG is completely normal? Yes, you can. Find out more in this article.
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