Heart Health

High Blood Pressure – When Medications Stop Working

  • 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 […]

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 know what a heart attack might feel like. They don’t realize that the symptoms of a heart attack in women are not the same as the symptoms of a heart attack in men. […]

High Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia

  • Man getting blood pressure taken

When people find out they have high blood pressure, they often worry about having a heart attack. Many don’t realize they could also develop dementia.  Here are three ways in which this can happen:  High blood pressure puts a lot of pressure on the walls of the arteries, which carry blood to […]

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 […]