What is the cause and significance of very low diastolic blood pressure? While my systolic blood pressure fluctuates from 115 to 130, my diastolic pressure ranges from 36 to 64, with the average in the low 50s.
People with heart disease may increase their risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and dying from heart-related causes even more if they consume a diet high in sodium, according to a new study that followed nearly 30,000 people for more than four years.
I was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy about four years ago. Recently I noticed that when I am lying down flat on my back I experience chest pain/tightness and difficulty breathing. Is this related to my heart disease?
Moderate exercise can help patients with failing hearts feel better -- and it's safe, according to the largest-ever study of exercise in people with chronic heart failure, published as two articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The American Heart Association estimates nearly 5 million Americans are living with heart failure. More than half-a-million new cases are diagnosed each year. One of the most common forms is called congestive heart failure. CNN medical correspondent Judy Fortin learned more about it from cardiologist Dr. Wendy Book of Emory School of Medicine.