Heart & Vascular


Living Longer, Living Healthier With Major Illnesses

Flashback: There was a time when a diagnosis of a serious illness automatically prompted end-of-life discussions. The prognosis was often grim for those diagnosed with...

May 27, 2014 / 3 min read


Flow Diverter: A New Approach to Aneurysms

A new device known as a "flow diverter" is being used by doctors at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute to treat unruptured aneurysms in an...

May 20, 2014 / 3 min read


Knowing the Facts About Strokes Can Save...

Even though the risk of dying from a stroke is slowing in the United States as treatments improve and more people take control of their...

May 16, 2014 / 3 min read


FMD: Another Type of Blocked Artery

Fibromuscular Dysplasia is a disease that is characterized by abnormal cell development in the walls of different arteries. As a result, areas of narrowing (called...

April 28, 2014 / 3 min read


Added Sugars Amount to More Heart Risks

Getting too much “added sugar” in your diet can jeopardize your health. It can even increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. That’s the...

April 8, 2014 / 3 min read


Eat Your Vitamins

People growing up in the early 20th century were likely told to eat their vegetables.  As people turned to technology and “quick fixes” became the...

March 31, 2014 / 2 min read


Vital Facts on Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a specific type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries leading from the heart to the lungs. It is different from...

March 24, 2014 / 2 min read


Men with 'Low T': Know Your Heart...

The media campaign by drug companies is one factor that is helping drive increased diagnoses of low testosterone. Also fueling this trend is an aging...

March 19, 2014 / 3 min read


New Ways to Mend Broken Hearts

Every February, hearts get all their glory. Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month focus our attention on both the symbolic hearts, representing love and relationships,...

February 24, 2014 / 3 min read


Women: Hypertension’s Dangerous Gender Bias

Pat Chehab, 68, speaks from the heart when she talks about cardiovascular disease.  And she uses her personal medical history to warn women about the...

February 17, 2014 / 3 min read