| Apr 5, 2010
Dr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers.
But as many heart disease patients discover, a treadmill analysis...
| Apr 5, 2010
I shouldn't have had a heart attack 11 days shy of my 55th birthday.
Just one month earlier I'd passed a physical with flying colors. My blood pressure was its usual 110/70. My bad and good cholesterol levels were respectively low and high. I never...
| Apr 5, 2010
Say what you will about Mars and Venus, but anatomically, male and female hearts look the same. When healthy, both should be about the size of a fist. Both have three main coronary arteries, the large blood vessels that wrap around the outside of the...
| Feb 22, 2010
Treadmill stress test: What is a treadmill exercise stress test?
Dr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers....
| Nov 17, 2010
| 8:59 AM
Twin X-ray machines are positioned above and beside the face of a sedated patient in the interventional radiology suite of Riverside Regional Medical Center.
These machines help Dr. Frank Sanderson fill aneurysms with thin, flexible strands of platinum,...
| Feb 4, 2011
Heart disease is America's number 1 killer. During American Heart Month and on this Go Red day, we reflect back on how it's affected our community.
Barbara Walters calls it a matter of life and death. In a special report, she shares her story of facing...
| Sep 14, 2010
Q: My 82-year-old mother is having angina when she exerts herself. She is scheduled for an angiogram and maybe angioplasty. I've heard that women's heart disease is different from men's and that angioplasty may not be as effective in women. Should she get...
| Feb 16, 2011
Marla Kalish, 58, of Highland Park, started experiencing chest pressure five years ago during her morning tennis matches. When she slowed down, the pressure would always dissipate, so she chalked it up to acid reflux.
"I didn't really pause too much or...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Thanks to all my wonderful readers for sending me your lists of what you're thankful for this holiday season.
If we think of thankfulness as just some abstract concept, we lose its transforming power in our lives. If we just express gratitude for...
| Mar 17, 2008
I'm staring at a brand new pet: my lucky turtle. He's sitting on my desk right next to my computer monitor, smiling at me, cheerful and friendly. He's low maintenance, my turtle -- just a little silver charm, a trinket. He was given to me by the...
| Jun 23, 2008
WHEN TV journalist Tim Russert died June 13, it was heartbreaking news for his family, friends and fans. Chief of the Washington bureau of NBC News and longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," Russert was known for asking tough questions. He leaves two...