Tag Archives: Heart

Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

Women: 10 Scary Ways Your Heart Changes After 50

Conditions Menopause messes with hormones and that can impact your heart. Cardiologists reveal the changes happening in your body that affect your heart. Take care of your heart Rido/Shutterstock Nearly half of women surveyed don’t realize that heart disease is their number one killer, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s alarming is… Read More »