Heart Condition Treatment And Care Articles

Newly Diagnosed: Why Telling Your Doctor to “Just Treat Me” Doesn’t Benefit You

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Leaving everything up to your doctor might be tempting—but there’s a better way to get the right care. Dr. Gary explains.

7 Blood Pressure Mistakes Even Some Good Doctors Make

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here’s how you and your healthcare provider can avoid common errors that make your blood pressure look higher than it really is.

Newly Diagnosed: How to Cope With Doctor Fatigue

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If getting the best care requires seeing several doctors, Dr. Gary can help you handle it.

Do Automated External Defibrillators Really Save Lives?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here's what happens when inexperienced bystanders use this powerful medical tool in a crisis.

FDA Warns People With Heart Disease About Antibiotic

By U.S. Food and Drug Administration No Comments

Here's important information for those who are prescribed clarithromycin (also sold under the brand name Biaxin).

This Change in Treating Strokes Could Save Your Life

By Kent Peterson No Comments

New guidelines may dramatically reduce the worst consequences of stroke in many cases.

Chronic Communication at Home: Take Your Partner to Your Doctor Appointment!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Good things happen when the three of you talk face to face. Dr. Gary tells how to get the most from it.

A Breakthrough Toward Replacing Dead Heart Tissue

By Kent Peterson 1 Comment

A newly developed “heart patch” may help crippled hearts beat strongly again.

Do You Really Need a Stent?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Surprising findings suggest stents may not help many people who get them.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Lab Results Seem to Be Falling Into a Black Hole

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if you don't get your test results when they are promised.

Newly Diagnosed: Taking Medication for Life? How to Accept, How to Cope

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If caring for your chronic condition feels like a life sentence, Dr. Gary's advice can help.

Talking to Your Doctor: How Well Am I Describing My Symptoms?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary has tips to help you get the right treatment when it’s hard to explain how you feel.

Common Painkillers May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here’s what you should know about pills that are probably in your medicine cabinet now.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Doctor Always Rushes Through the Appointment

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Doctors are busier than ever. But Dr. Gary’s tips can help you get the attention you deserve and the care you need.

Waiting for Test Results: How to Get Through the Countdown

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If worry gets the best of you, Dr. Gary has good advice.

New Wireless Pacemaker Doesn’t Require Surgery

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

A new pacemaker that's small, wireless, and doesn't require surgery to implant shows promise but may cause complications in some patients.