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Quit Tobacco for Your Heart

You likely know that smoking, chewing, or otherwise taking tobacco can present a great many medical risks, including for your cardiovascular health. The toxins ingested when indulging in tobacco will create a number of complications throughout your body. These dangers… - By Buckeye Heart Team


How to Live with Heart Failure

If your heart can no longer function properly, your doctor will refer to your condition as congestive heart failure. Without the heart’s ability to pump blood where it needs to go through your body, your other organs can suffer. The… - By Buckeye Heart Team


Is Medicine Affecting Your Heart Rate?

A majority of people take prescription medication regularly for a variety of reasons. And many medicines feature potential side effects that can impact your daily life. A common effect of many types of medicine is an arrhythmia, or an irregularity… - By Buckeye Heart Team


What Is Vascular Screening?

Your body consists of a series of blood vessels that all connect with one another to deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the organs and then return it to the heart. Any disruption to this blood flow will put… - By Buckeye Heart Team


When to Worry About a Racing Heart

Have you ever felt your heart beat faster or seem to thump harder in your chest? That sensation of a fluttering or pounding heart is known as a heart palpitation. This occurrence is often brief and harmless. It can point… - By Buckeye Heart Team


How Cholesterol Affects Heart Health

You may have heard health experts use the term “cholesterol” in relation to your cardiovascular health. But what exactly is cholesterol? It is a fat-like substance found in your blood. Your body requires some cholesterol to function properly. But if… - By Buckeye Heart Team


What Are Blood Thinners?

A blood thinner is a type of medication intended to prevent the formation of blood clots. Blood clots refer to thickened clumps of blood that pose a risk of blocking a vessel, which can lead to organ dysfunction or failure… - By Buckeye Heart Team


Do You Have Chronic Foot Pain?

Have you noticed a constant ache or pain in your feet or legs? Do you feel cramping that may initiate during physical activity and fade as you rest? Foot pain can occur for a number of reasons, but chronic discomfort… - By Buckeye Heart Team


Renal Artery Stenosis FAQs

Each of your two kidneys has two arteries that carry blood to the organs from the aorta. If one of both of these renal arteries begins to narrow, you could experience high blood pressure as well as reduced kidney function.… - By Buckeye Heart Team