Coronary heart disease is one of the UK's most common causes of premature death. According to the British Heart Foundation, one in seven men and one in twelve women in the UKdie from coronary heart disease. We recently sat and spoke with one of our expert cardiologists, Dr Oliver Guttman, to find out how this disease can be treated.
If you suffer from heart rhythm issues that may be life-threatening, it might be recommended to have a cardioverter defibrillator implanted. Similar to a pacemaker, this device regulates your heartbeat. We spoke with leading consultant cardiologist, Dr Oliver Guttmann, to discuss this procedure and some of its benefits.
An exercise test, also known as a stress test, evaluates how well your heart can cope with physical exertion. You may need this done for a medical test for work or perhaps your heart has shown irregularities. Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer regularly performs this test and in this article, he explains all you need about this test and how to prepare.
The human heart usually has a steady rhythm. However, problems can occur if it starts to beat too quickly. Atrial flutter is the sensation of rapid heartbeats and here, leading cardiologist Dr Boon Lim guides you through what this condition is, why it requires treatment, the success rates of treatment and more.
Heart palpitations are usually harmless but can they ever be a sign of something serious? Dr Michael John Van der Watt, a cardiologist from Watford, explains exactly what they are and when you should consider going to a doctor.
Even though most of us probably wouldn't associate breathing difficulties with heart problems, it can be a common warning sign that something is wrong with your heart. Cardiologist, Dr Michael John Van der Watt explains which heart conditions can leave a person feeling tired and breathless.
Aortic valve surgery is a type of open-heart surgery used to treat problems associated with the aortic valve. The aortic valve may need to be replaced if it becomes narrowed ( aortic stenosis ) or if the valve is leaky (aortic valve regurgitation). Mr Shahzad Raja explains how dangerous aortic valve surgery is, how it’s performed and how open surgery is carried out to replace the faulty or damaged valve.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is highly prevalent, with 1.13 billion people worldwide diagnosed with the condition, and this is predicted to increase to 1.5 billion by the year 2025. Professor Melvin Lobo, a global expert in hypertension, talks to us about hypertension and the future of hypertension treatments.