When your heart beats to a different drum

When your heart beats to a different drum

Usually a heart beats at just the right tempo. But sometimes it can beat too fast, too slow or simply out of rhythm — a condition called arrhythmia. How much do you know about arrhythmia? Read on as Harish Manyam, M.D., director of cardiovascular research and director...
Under pressure

Under pressure

You’ve had your blood pressure (BP) checked at your annual checkup. You may even check your BP occasionally using the machine at the drugstore. But do you know what the numbers actually mean? First, let’s define blood pressure. The term refers to how forcefully your...
Red light, green light: Your guide to heart-healthy eating

Red light, green light: Your guide to heart-healthy eating

On TV, in the news, in your monthly magazine … It seems like everywhere you turn, healthy eating is a topic of conversation. But how can you know what to eat for a healthy heart? Healthy eating can seem complicated. But in reality, making a few smart choices can help...