Chest pain - also known as angina - is a key indicator of coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease that kills 370,000 people annually. We consulted University of Chicago Medicine interventional cardiologists Sandeep Nathan, MD, Jonathan Paul, MD, and Atman Shah, MD, to learn more about chest pain's causes, treatments, and when it indicates a serious coronary artery problem.
In celebration of Heart Month, we will be featuring regular insights from UChicago Medicine’s heart and vascular experts on how to be better caretakers of our hearts. And with good reason – heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, surpassing both cancer and stroke. Here are three steps you can take to be more mindful of your heart health.
Sen. Dick Durbin's office announced yesterday the senator underwent a catheter ablation procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial flutter. The condition is known to produce similar symptoms to atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which is the most common arrhythmia leading to hospitalization in the United States. We asked Roderick Tung, MD, associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Center for Arrhythmia Care at the University of Chicago Medicine's Heart and Vascular Center, about atrial flutter.