Patient Guides

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Many people think that heart attacks are a “man’s problem,” yet heart disease is actually the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

Treatment of Blood Clots

This Cardiology Patient Page will focus on medical treatment of blood clots that can cause critical illness by blocking the blood supply to the heart, brain, lungs, or legs.

Supraventricular Tachycardia

The heart is a 4-chambered muscle that functions as a blood pump; the 2 upper chambers are called the atria and the 2 lower chambers are the ventricles.


Syncope, or fainting, is a form of transient loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain characterized by a rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous and complete recovery.

Exercise and Cardiovascular Health

Over the past 4 decades, numer-
ous scientific reports have ex-
amined the relationships be-
tween physical activity, physical

fitness, and cardiovascular health.


Cardioversion refers to the process of restoring the heart’s
normal rhythm from an abnormal rhythm

Chest Pain

All that glitters is not gold” is a familiar saying. Similarly, all that is called chest pain is not necessarily a result of heart disease.