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Good Satured Fat? Palm Oil.
A “Good” Saturated Fat?

All fats are not created equal: Even saturated versions can be heart-healthy in moderation. Try red palm oil in this exclusive recipe from Chef Gerard... More

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Dr. Zipes offers advice on toxic friendships, LifeVests that prevent against sudden cardiac arrest, and fitness.... More

Cardiac Test Basics
Cardiac Test Basics

Please explain the difference between an electrocardiogram and an echocardiogram. What exactly do these tests tell doctors about the heart?... More

Give the Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life

My brother-in-law just turned 50 and needs a new heart. We sometimes hear that wealthy people get donor organs quicker than others. Is this true?... More

Surgery Corrects Heart Rhythm
Surgery Corrects Heart Rhythm

Q: How does the Maze treatment for atrial fibrillation work, and what does it involve? A: The Maze procedure is open heart surgery to eliminate... More

Pacemaker Safety
Pacemaker Safety

Q: Is it safe for a person with a pacemaker to play the slot machines at a casino? A: It is safe for your pacemaker—but... More

Heart Scars
Heart Scars

Q: One year after a double bypass, doctors said my heart has scarred shut, and I need another surgery. What caused this problem, and what... More

Heart Is Skipping Beats
Heart Is Skipping Beats

Q: The medical profession says I have about 10 premature beats per minute. My pulse is in the range
of 50 to 60 beats. Are skipped... More

Heart Attack Risk
Heart Attack Risk

Q: I have angina, and some of my arteries are blocked. What are my chances of having a heart attack, and can a prescription drug... More

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