Heart Health

High Blood Pressure – When Medications No Longer Work 

  • Doctor checking man's blood pressure

Most patients know that high blood pressure is bad, but many high blood pressure patients get used to having it. They take their medication, without making any significant lifestyle changes, and assume that the problem is under control. They don’t realize that they could eventually develop “medication resistant hypertension”, or high blood pressure that can’t be controlled even when simultaneously taking three […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

  • Close up of elderly couple. Woman with hand over heart

Heart attacks are the number one killer of women in the United States, yet many women don’t realize that their experience of a heart attack can be very different from the experience of a man having a heart attack. Some women do have the classic “an elephant is sitting on my chest” feeling, but […]

Protect Your Blood Pressure, Protect Your Brain 

  • Man getting blood pressure taken

Most people know that high blood pressure is bad for the heart, but many people don’t realize that it is also bad for the brain. High blood pressure can cause the blood vessels in the brain to become narrow or damaged. When this happens, the brain may not get enough blood to stay healthy. Brain cells may […]

When Children Have Chest Pains

Dr. Adam Powell, a pediatric cardiologist with Cincinnati Children’s Heart Clinic at Rush Memorial Hospital, presents “When Children Have Chest Pains”. Dr. Powell discusses various causes of chest pain in children, including lung, muscle and heart pains. He also explains how to tell when it’s okay to relax, when it’s […]

Cardiac Rehab Helps Patients Trust Their Own Hearts

After a heart attack, it can be difficult to trust your own body again. Suddenly, the beating of your heart, something you have been able to count on without thinking about it, no longer feels like a “sure thing”. While confidence usually returns in time, it helps to have support […]