Latest Articles by David M. Axelrod, M.D.
A Heart Patient’s Guide to Surviving Flu Season
Heart disease and influenza don’t mix. Take these steps to keep your ticker healthy during flu season.
3 Ways High Cholesterol Causes Pins-and-Needles
The tingly sensation is often attributed to high cholesterol—but is that really the cause? Our experts give us the 411.
Let’s Talk About Atherosclerosis
When plaque builds up in your blood vessels, your heart, brain, and major organs can be robbed of oxygen from narrowed arteries or a blood clot. Here’s how to prevent, manage, and treat this condition.
9 Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Heart Valves
Keep those little slivers of tissue going strong with these strategies.
Everything You Need to Know About HVD Types
What type of heart valve disease you have matters in the way you’re treated.
Your Top Questions About Heart Valve Disease, Answered
Experts give insight on what HVD is, who’s at risk, and how to live well with this rare condition.
How, Exactly, Does Your Heart Work?
This illustrated guide walks you through how your ticker functions and explains what can happen when its valves aren’t pumping properly.
10 Things to Know About Heart Murmurs
That whooshing sound is turbulence in your ticker, which is sometimes benign, sometimes a sign of valve disease.