A New Life After Open Heart Surgery: Daniel’s Story

Daniel Lo, 77, was diagnosed in 2010 with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer affecting plasma cells in the bone marrow. The condition was discovered when Daniel was scheduled for open heart surgery to repair blockages found during a routine … [Read more...]

Heart Failure: Proper Management Improves Quality of Life

**By Sara Weiss, MD** According to the American Heart Association, heart failure affects 6.5 million Americans and is projected to increase 46 percent by 2030, impacting more than 8 million people. Unfortunately, this common condition was given one … [Read more...]

What is Broken Heart Syndrome?

Of all the times I’ve suffered the emotional pain of romantic failure, it has been a comfort knowing I couldn’t die from a broken heart. But, as it turns out, the pain of losing a loved one can cause physical symptoms, much like a heart attack, that … [Read more...]

Chocolate: The Next Drug?

Recently, a clinical study was published evaluating the effect of flavanol rich chocolate (FRC) in patients with stable heart failure. Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is a medical condition where the heart is not able to … [Read more...]