Heart & Vascular


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


Enjoy a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and many of us will be eating chocolate and having romantic dinners in a fancy restaurant or at home. Since February...

February 13, 2014 / 3 min read


New Guidelines for Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention

The nation's leading experts on cardiovascular health have adopted new guidelines for preventing heart disease and stroke. They are now placing more focus on obesity,...

February 4, 2014 / 3 min read


Calcium: The Good vs. the Bad

While calcium is an element that is essential for living organisms, including humans, it also plays a factor in atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries,...

January 13, 2014 / 3 min read


A Dangerous Dose of Energy?

It’s the time of year when getting fit tops many resolution lists.  But reaching for that energy drink to get you prepped for exercise may...

January 6, 2014 / 4 min read


New iCT Scanner Is Patient-Friendly

Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s leading killer of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a leader in CT imaging, Baptist...

December 6, 2013 / 2 min read


Heart Valve Repair without Surgery Now FDA-Approved

Several clinical trials conducted, in part, at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, have lead to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of an...

October 31, 2013 / 1 min read


Who Benefits from a ‘Polypill’? Research Points...

While scientists work to develop a single pill that will reduce the overall risk of heart attacks and heart disease, research led by senior investigator...

October 23, 2013 / 3 min read