About the Heart

The heart is the essential organ in the human body. If it suddenly ceases to function, life ends. Here you can learn about the heart, how it functions, how to keep it healthy, some of the causes of malfunctions, and more.

Recognizing the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest is crucial to understanding how to prevent and treat each.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of heart-related sudden death in people under the age of 40.

Bypass heart surgery is exactly what it sounds like. If you think about a highway bypass which offers an alternative route to congested city driving, you get the general idea.

Too often, people tend to lump major life-threatening physical conditions together. While heart attack and stroke both get a lot of press, they are completely different conditions…