Illness from ‘kissing bug’ now widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure.

April 25, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘Just a lucky guy’

After treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, James Gilleland says he feels better than he has in 20 years.

April 12, 2017 0

Exercise a great prescription to help older hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says.

April 4, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Back from the brink

On the road to a heart transplant, a doctor’s discovery set Mike Hensley, 57, on a new course.

March 3, 2017 2
PATIENT STORY

A surprise recovery

A new aortic valve and an implanted heart pump kept Bob Verburg alive, giving his heart a chance to heal.

February 24, 2017 5

Blood pressure up? Try yoga

An hour of zen each day isn't just good for your well-being—it could also prevent and ease hypertension.

December 14, 2016 0

Study: Negativity corrupts the heart

Your level of pessimism is easily measurable—and could be another factor in determining your risk of dying.

November 25, 2016 0

Severe obesity linked to heart failure

Study sees connection between the two even without other conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

September 20, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I was totally blindsided’

After cardiac arrest at age 25 and heart failure at age 31, Rick Eding is waiting patiently for the transplant that could save his life.

September 9, 2016 3
PATIENT STORY

‘Fortunate to be here’

Doug Barense's heart would only quiver after surgery—until a doctor's hands massaged a beat back into it.

August 31, 2016 3

Even your heart may benefit from extra education

People with more schooling tend to have less heart failure.

July 27, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

Young at heart

After narrowly escaping death, heart transplant patient Fred Nelis will swim competitively in the Transplant Games.

June 10, 2016 0