Genetics and its Role in Heart DiseaseFamily history has always played an important role when it comes to understanding your risk of heart disease. But how much of a factor is it and can you change your genetic path?
PAD - The Painful Truth & New HopeSmoking. Diabetes. High cholesterol and blood pressure. Not only do they increase your chance of developing heart disease, but of peripheral artery disease, a painful condition of the legs and feet. Fortunately, researchers are working on new treatments.
Flying High With A New HeartIt was just five months ago that Frank Hewitt received a lifesaving heart transplant. Now he is, literally, jumping for joy.
Ask The Experts: Heart and Vascular CareDo you have a question about your heart? Experts at Tufts Medical Center’s CardioVascular Center can provide general information on cardiac conditions. Ask your questions by clicking here.
The Heart-Healthy Habits of the CardioVascular InstituteThe physicians and researchers of BIDMC’s CardioVascular Institute share how they keep their own hearts healthy.
Alcohol and Your HeartBefore you raise your glass, you should be aware of some important ways that alcohol affects your heart.
Fun Facts About Your Cardiovascular SystemThe heart pumps about 100 gallons of blood through the body each hour – enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses. Learn other fun, eye-popping facts about your heart.
Varicose Veins – Five Facts Everyone Should KnowPesky, puffy and sometimes painful, varicose veins affect half of all Americans over the age of 50. For the most part, they don’t cause medical problems; but when they do, there are many treatment options.
Limb-Sparing Surgeries Keep Chelsea Barber in BusinessIf it wasn’t for two surgeries to treat Sonny LePore’s severe peripheral artery disease, he may not be up and around doing what he loves best – gardening and barbering.
Do Fitness Trackers Really Work? See How They Do — and Don't — Measure UpWe’ve seen them on people’s wrists, but just what are they telling us and do they really work?
A Marathon Recovery - Innovative Coronary Procedure Helps Runner Achieve His DreamRead about one man’s story of how cardiologists helped him to run marathons again.
Blood Test Of The FutureCould a simple blood test could tell you exactly what type of exercise would be most beneficial for you? Find out.