What is a Stress Test

If you’ve been experiencing certain heart issues, your doctor may suggest you take a stress test.Now, don’t stress.A stress test is not as stressful as it sounds, unless you’re terrified of exercise.This type of heart testing is also called a treadmill test. It gives your doctor a better idea of how well your heart functions […]

What you need to know about heart chambers

The more you learn about the heart chambers, the closer you are to learning about the heart itself, one of our vital organs.Hearts beat roughly 100,000 times per day and push almost 5,000 gallons of vital blood through the human body within this time as well.It eliminates waste and brings nutrient and oxygen-rich blood to […]

Can Pulmonary Stenosis Be Treated Naturally

The condition known as pulmonary valve stenosis is one that many people want to know more about. It can occur as a result of a related illness, or it can be present from birth.In either case, there is plenty to know about this condition.And the more you know, the better. Quick Navigation What is Pulmonary […]

How To Prevent Prinzmetal Angina

Having a heart attack is probably one of the most frightening turns our health can take.More often than not, the warning signs are there for us, and they can rise up in a way that convinces us we are actually having a heart attack.However, angina is just the beginning.There are several types, and Prinzmetal angina […]

How Serious Is Unstable Angina

Heart problems are always a concern. The word ‘angina’ is enough to strike fear into anyone on its own, so to be told you have ‘unstable angina’ borders on terrifying.But for many people, that fear is tainted with confusion.What exactly does it mean?In this article, we’ll allay those fears with the cold, hard facts.Instead, you’ll […]

Is Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Hereditary

​With all the interest in genetic testing these days, you may be wondering if restrictive cardiomyopathy is hereditary. If so, should you get genetic testing for yourself and/or your family? And what exactly is restrictive cardiomyopathy? Should you be concerned about it? Quick Navigation What is Restrictive Cardiomyopathy?Causes of Restrictive cardiomyopathyThe Genetic Condition: Familial Restrictive CardiomyopathyWhen Can […]

Can a Leaky Heart Valve Cause Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath can be a scary condition and one that should always be checked out by a doctor. You may be wondering, is shortness of breath a possible indicator of a leaky heart valve? The short answer is yes.  Quick Navigation Shortness of Breath: A Possible Indicator of Heart DiseaseWhat About Anxiety and Panic Attacks?What […]

How Serious is Tachycardia

Tachycardia is a fancy name for a rapid heartbeat. It can feel very scary when it happens to you.If you are new to experiencing tachycardia, you may be wondering, exactly how serious is it?Don’t panic. Tachycardia may feel scary, but it is not typically an impending sign of death. Read on. ​ What Exactly Is Tachycardia?Tachycardia is […]

What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 735,000 Americans each year have a heart attack. 210,000 of these cases happen to someone who’s previously had a heart attack, with the remaining suffering their first. So what does a heart attack feel like? Whether you know someone who’s recently had a heart attack or you want […]

What Is the Ductus Arteriosus

​The ductus arteriosus plays an integral role in the development of a fetus, allowing the majority of blood to flow around the body rather than to the lungs. However, sometimes, the natural development of this part of the heart doesn’t happen as it should, leading to complications at birth and throughout life. Below, we’ll explore exactly what […]