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Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: What’s the Connection?

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: What’s the Connection?

Find out how atrial fibrillation can cause serious complications including stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia, and a condition that can cause complications as serious as stroke. Understanding Atrial Fibrillation When someone suffers from AF, …

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What to Expect from Cardiac Rehabilitation

What to Expect from Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation not only helps a heart surgery patient recover, but reduces the risk of future heart complications. Will you be having heart surgery followed by cardiac rehabilitation in the near future? Here’s what you can expect from your recovery: …

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Heat and the Heart

Heat and the Heart

  Summer in Texas usually means lots of time outdoors enjoying holidays and vacations. But it also means extreme heat and high humidity, which can put excessive pressure on your cardiovascular system. Your body can react negatively to heat without …

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Eat Heart Smart

Eat Heart Smart

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said, “heart disease,” you’re right. And while there are risk factors such as age, race and heredity that are beyond your control, research shows that diet also plays a …

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