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Featured Blog Articles
The Widow Maker

The Widow Maker

The widowmaker is the quintessential heart attack. And it’s dangerous. Find out why they call this LAD blockage the widow maker, what you can do to limit the risks of such a heart attack, and how widowmaker heart attacks are treated.

Vasovagal Syncope – What You Need To Know

Vasovagal Syncope – What You Need To Know

If you have ever seen someone faint, you will know it can be a scary…

Science Of Exercise:  Basal Metabolic Rate

Science of Exercise: Basal Metabolic Rate

By Philip Johnson, MD, PhD The science of exercise will be a series of articles meant for…

Earlobe Crease And Heart Disease – Fact Or Myth?

Earlobe Crease And Heart Disease – Fact Or Myth?

A Brief History: Frank's Sign In 1973, a physician called Sanders T. Frank had a…

Leaky Heart Valve – When The Mitral Valve Fails

Leaky Heart Valve – When The Mitral Valve Fails

A leaky heart valve, when the mitral valve is the valve involved is known as…

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

By Stephen Russell MD My wife lost her first love recently. Preceding me by five…

What Is A Stress Test?

What Is A Stress Test?

By Julian Booker MD Unless otherwise stated, any stress test referenced on a MyHeart related…

Is The Paleo Diet The Best For Weight Loss?

Is The Paleo Diet The Best For Weight Loss?

 Is The Paleo Diet The Best For Weight Loss? By Murtaza Ahmed MD There has…

In The News

BBC Health

A charity rounding up dogs in Africa to vaccinate them [...]
Sat, May 30, 2015
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows. [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
A teenager from Wales has spoken out about the night he ended up in hospital after taking a "legal high". [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy. [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
A woman, whose brother was killed in a car accident, has met the man who was given his face in a pioneering transplant operation. [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015

AHA News

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2015 – The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw attention to the dangers of tobacco and the health risks associated with its use. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today in [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
DALLAS, May 28, 2015 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown commented on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell's announcement of the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction payment model initiative. The research... [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015
Study Highlights: African Americans, especially women and young adults at lower socioeconomic levels have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The findings underscore the need for increased awareness and education about prevention and early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease in African-American women and younger adults. [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015

Medscape News

Investigators say they saw an increased cardiovascular risk among patients with even "minimally abnormal" triglyceride levels, those in the 130-175-mg/dL range, when compared with individuals with the lowest levels. Heartwire from Medscape [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
Dr John Mandrola reviews PCSK9 inhibitors, the Dutch view of statins, alcohol's effects on cardiac structure, big data, BP therapy in the elderly, informed consent, and a tour of cardiology's past 20 years. theheart.org on Medscape [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
The TriGuard embolism-deflection shield "has a great potential to become a major part of adjunctive treatment during TAVI," possibly in all such procedures, says a leading researcher of the device. Heartwire from Medscape [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015
Is there enough information in this image to make a diagnosis? theheart.org on Medscape [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015
Resources
Getting In Shape

Getting In Shape

We are currently working on a number of tools to help you improve your health whether you already have disease or you are just trying to prevent your disease. These tools include customized exercise and diet generators as well as personalized goals for prevention of disease.

About Disease

About Disease

We have put extensive effort into our MyHeart Blog to help you understand different types of cardiovascular diseases and their treatments. We have plans for a series of practical whitepapers for different disease states in the near future.

Finding Physicians

Finding Physicians

We are currently working on tools to help you navigate the overwhelming process of finding the best physician for your disease. Unlike the tools that are currently available, we will attempt to understand your condition and connect you with true experts in the field near your location.

Reviews

Reviews

We have plans to begin a series of critical reviews of certain healthcare products that are available, including apps, equipment, diets, and supplements. We are already doing this now to a certain extent in our blog.