Tag: irregular heartbeat

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

Pressure to buy gifts, opportunities to overeat and drink too much and expectations to socialize with family and friends are...

December 12, 2018

Role of the EKG: From Doctor’s Office...

There are various tests to diagnose heart disease, with the “EKG” often serving as a springboard to other options.  An...

September 18, 2018

Tiny Heart Pump, Specialized Care Saved His...

Miguel Machin, 48, says he owes his life to a collaborative effort by specialized physicians and nurses at Miami Cardiac...

October 16, 2017

Teen’s Cardiac Death Highlights Risks of Caffeinated...

The potential dangers of caffeinated beverages to adolescents and young adults — whether it’s a coffee-rich latte, traditional soda or “energy”...

May 16, 2017

Roundup: Thyroid Problems Linked to Higher Risk...

Researchers had already established that thyroid problems caused by an imbalance of hormones are associated with subsequent heart problems, from...

September 9, 2016

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Sets Future Beat at...

The days of bulky, wired pacemakers implanted under the skin in a heart patient's chest are numbered, thanks to the...

May 24, 2016

New Technique Spares Cardiac Patients of Radiation...

This means the patient was spared radiation exposure that could equal the effect of several hundred standard X-rays.

April 18, 2016

AED 101: Devices That Save Lives (VIDEO)

The muscles and chambers of this vital organ work together to send signals that trigger the pumping of blood, much...

February 24, 2016

News Roundup: Holiday Food Safety Tips, High...

Holiday Food Safety Tips During the year-end holiday season, food is often the centerpiece of many family gatherings. Healthy menus...

November 27, 2015

New ‘WATCHMAN’ Device Reduces Stroke Risk, Need...

The innovative new device is called WATCHMAN, and while it does not keep time like the name suggests, it helps...

May 11, 2015

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First in Florida: Team at Miami...

A team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the first in Florida, and the second in the Southeast U.S., to perform an aortic valve...

The Skinny on Healthy Fats: Saturated...

A superfood-like status captured by coconut oil was swiftly stripped away after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, now recommending that people avoid...

Roundup: Benefits of 300 Fewer Calories;...

Cutting Just 300 Calories A Day Could Bring Heart Health Benefits New research finds that even a modest reduction of 300 calories a day could...

Sodas, Juices and Cancer Risk: The...

Sugary drinks, particularly sodas and juices, fuel weight gain and have contributed to the U.S. obesity epidemic among adults and children, physicians and public health...

#BaptistHealthy In Motion: Exercise on the...

It can be hard to stick to your fitness routine while traveling.  Chantis Mantilla, Ph.D., community health manager at Baptist Health South Florida, offers a...

‘Early Mobility’ Gets ICU Patients Home...

The simple act of breathing is so automatic we don’t even think about it – especially when we’re asleep. Unless you’re Anthony Joseph Plater, who...

10,000 Steps Daily? How Many Do...

Taking 10,000 steps a day for optimal health has become a widely held belief. But walking that much may not be necessary for improved health...

Roundup: Multivitamins & Heart Health; Best...

Many Supplements Not Beneficial for Heart Health, Review of Studies Says An analysis by different collaborating institutions — including the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

#BaptistHealthy: Pork Tenderloin in Minutes (Video)

Okay, so you have your Instant Pot (pressure cooker) —  now what? With just a few simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes, a pork...

Heat Wave: How to Stay Healthy...

Summer seems like the season when we should be most carefree. But it actually is associated with a spike in injuries and illnesses, statistics show....