Heart & Vascular


Rushed from Panama to Miami Cardiac &...

Gabriel Paolo, 75, a retired chemist who worked for years in pharmaceuticals, was still very active with side businesses and enjoying the company of his...

February 22, 2021 / 3 min read


Knowing You Have PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease)...

Most patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have never heard of the disease until they are diagnosed. What makes this surprising is that some 8.5...

February 17, 2021 / 3 min read


Coronary Artery Disease: Vital Facts on This...

Does coronary artery disease (CAD) refer to the more general term of “heart disease”? Not exactly, but CAD is the most common type of heart...

February 16, 2021 / 3 min read


At the Heart of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

If you’ve been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), you understandably may be alarmed. When an AAA ruptures, it is nearly always fatal. There...

February 9, 2021 / 3 min read


From Guatemala With Gratitude: Businessman Takes HeartFelt...

Javier Gomez, an executive for a family-owned agricultural business in Guatemala, turned 50 in September and describes himself as a “pretty healthy person” who never...

February 8, 2021 / 3 min read


Floppy Valve Syndrome: How Advances in Structural...

Everyone’s heart pumps with the vital help of four valves that direct blood in and out of each chamber. When the valves are diseased or...

February 2, 2021 / 4 min read


Higher Cardiac Risks: The Link Between Black...

Black History Month and American Heart Month both fall on February, and healthcare professionals say the connection between the two observances should not be ignored....

February 1, 2021 / 2 min read


Enlarged Prostate Symptoms: Minimally Invasive Procedure Helps...

When the prostate is enlarged, it can block or disrupt the normal function of the bladder. For many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) —...

January 28, 2021 / 3 min read


Figuring Your Ideal Weight

A BMI “body mass index” quickly configures a status number (18.5-24.9 considered “normal”) using your height and weight. But a healthy weight is not just...

December 30, 2020 / 3 min read