The Beat Goes On: Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Heart FailureDo you have trouble breathing while walking up stairs? How about swelling in the legs and feet? You could be one of the millions of Americans with heart failure.
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.
Sounding The Alarm On Heart DiseaseThere's another way men and women are different – our hearts. Women’s hearts are smaller, weigh less and beat faster than their male counterparts. But it’s these five statistics that can be a lifesaver.
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.
Changing The Narrative On A Once Grim Genetic Cardiac DiseaseFather, Son Cardiovascular Specialists Spread Word That HCM Is Now a Manageable Disease.
Cardiac Care & Kids: Q&A with Dr. Audrey Marshall, MDAudrey Marshall, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Tufts Medical Center, answers questions about your kids and their heart health.
Quiz: Heart HealthWhat makes the thump, thump sound in your chest? How much blood does the heart pump each day? Can meditation lower heart disease risk? Test your knowledge of the heart and vascular system with our quiz!
Heart Chart InfographicLearn about the organ we all love – the heart – including the risk factors for heart disease, the symptoms of a heart attack and how to keep it healthy.
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.
Your Questions About Heart and Vascular Care:Experts from Tufts Medical Center answer your heart health questions.
VIDEO: Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?Standing up for a quick stretch or walking for a couple minutes every hour is a great way to reduce health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Advanced Heart Failure Attending Physician Jenica Upshaw, MD notes that 40% of heart disease is preventable – the secret to wellness is maintaining healthy habits over time.
VIDEO: Transcatheter Aortic Valve ReplacementIt’s a new option for those who have aortic stenosis, or a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Instead of open heart surgery, surgeons can now replace a heart valve while the heart is still beating with a minimally invasive technique called TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement). Learn more
VIDEO: Heart Health CornerDo cardiac issues run in your family? Learn what you can do starting now to lower your chances of getting heart disease.
VIDEO: New Heart, New LifeHeart failure patients Shalah McDonough and Greg Cox share details of their journeys to receive a new heart, and how grateful they are to Tufts Medical Center for their rebirth.