What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), occur when one of the two bottom chambers—the ventricles—of the heart contracts prematurely. A premature atrial contraction is when the atrium (one of the two top chambers of the heart) contracts prematurely. We frequently see PVCs in women who have mitral valve…

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More Good News About Chocolate and Your Heart

Many of you may recall that I’ve long advocated dark chocolate, eaten in moderation of course. It can have a very positive effect on your heart health. Now, two new studies have cited even more chocolate-specific health perks for your heart. The first big news? Eating dark chocolate (which is 65%…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…the end of the road in terms of traditional treatments, I suggested he try EECP therapy. Unfortunately, Ben’s premature ventricular ectopic beats (PVCs) were so frequent that timing the equipment was a nightmare. Despite the staff’s best efforts, the machine alarms continued beeping until they had…

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