In this series, leading heart doctors address commonly asked questions related to heart disease, prevention and treatment options. Now is your opportunity to submit suggestions for topics to be discussed as we continually update our library of Heart2Heart conversations. This series is sponsored by Boston Scientific.
- Life Saving Therapy for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Dr. Cindy Tracy helps you understand how a device called an “ICD” can save the lives of people who have experienced a heart attack or have heart failure.
- Cholesterol Counts
Listen in as Dr. Lisa W. Martin explains what the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol and the importance of lowering cholesterol if you or a loved one has heart disease.
- The Risks of High Blood Pressure
Listen as Dr. Richard Katz explains the importance of managing high blood pressure and what practical steps you can take.
- Benign Palpitations or Dangerous Arrhythmias?
Dr. Allen Solomon explains the differences among the most common heart rhythm disorders.
- Stents Coated with Drugs
Learn how narrowed or blocked arteries can be effectively opened with a stent coated with a drug. Dr. Jonathan Reiner will explain why these “drug eluting” stents can be so effective for certain patients.
- New Hope for Heart Failure
Listen as Dr. Richard Katz describes new treatment options for people with congestive heart failure.
- Curing Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Marco Mercader talks about how a new procedure can actually cure atrial fibrillation.
- Fainting Causes and Treatment
Listen as Dr. Allen Solomon explains the causes and treatments of fainting.
- Women and Heart Disease
Dr. Cynthia Tracy discusses the controversy surrounding hormone replacement therapy and heart disease in women.
- What is a Heart Murmur?
Listen to Dr. Jannet Lewis explain the types, risks, and symptoms of heart murmurs.
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Dr. Ramesh Mazhari discusses peripheral artery disease.
- Imaging for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease
Dr. Brian Choi explains how cardiac imaging is used to diagnose and treat heart disease.
- Screening Young Athletes for Heart Problems
Dr. Allen Solomon discusses screening options for young athletes at risk for heart disease.