Warm Weather Stresses Your Heart: Tips to Stay Cool

**By Mariko W. Harper, MD, MS, FACC** Did you know that warm weather can put stress on your heart? When temperatures rise, the heart must work harder to keep the body cool. This isn’t great news for those living with heart disease because these … [Read more...]

Show Your Heart Some Love with These Five Tips

**By Mariko Harper, MD** February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to encouraging you to take control of your cardiovascular health. As the pandemic rages on, leaving those with poor heart health at a higher risk for developing severe … [Read more...]

Am I Having a Heart Attack? What to Expect in the Emergency Department

**By Julianna T. Yu, MD, FACEP** As an emergency medicine physician, I am trained to prepare for every potential scenario. Conversely, most people do not plan ahead prior to coming to an emergency department for an urgent medical condition. A few … [Read more...]

Lifelong Heart Health Requires Awareness and Action

**By J. Susie Woo, MD** As a cardiologist, I diagnose and treat heart disease – our country’s leading cause of death – across a broad spectrum of patients. Although the goal is to always individualize treatment based on a person’s unique condition, … [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...]