Rachel Bond Contributor

Dr. Bond is a cardiologist and associate director of the Women's Heart Health Program at Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital and an assistant professor of cardiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

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Medications for High Cholesterol: Understanding Your Options

When lifestyle and diet changes aren’t enough, medications are the next step to manage high cholesterol.

Surgical Treatment for Heart Failure: Understanding Your Options

Learn the next step in heart failure treatment when medications and lifestyle changes aren’t enough.

This Is What Happens to Your Body During Heart Failure

No, it doesn’t mean your heart has actually failed.

Medications for Heart Failure: Understanding Your Options

The #1 rule is to stick to your treatment plan.

What’s Safe After a Heart Attack? What Cardiologists Want All Patients to Know

Here’s how long to wait before having sex, driving, and more.

The Right Way to Test Your Blood Pressure at Home

Blood pressure readings from the doctor’s office don’t paint the whole picture.

How Cardiologists Diagnose Heart Failure

The sooner you know you have heart failure, the sooner you can be treated.

Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure: What Cardiologists Want You to Know

Some BP risk factors are out of your control, but most are totally in your power.

High Blood Pressure Symptoms: What Cardiologists Insist You Know

The longer hypertension goes untreated, the more dangerous it can become.

Blood Pressure Medications: Understanding Your Options

Which med you take may depend on your specific risk factors.

Understanding Blood Pressure Numbers: What’s Healthy, What’s Not

Knowing your blood pressure levels is essential for a healthy heart.

Understanding Cholesterol Numbers: What’s Healthy, What’s Not

Got your cholesterol checked? Here’s what those numbers mean.

Exercise After a Heart Attack: What Cardiologists Want You to Know

Working out post-heart attack is actually essential for recovery.

White Coat Hypertension: What It Means for Your BP

Does this type of elevated BP need to be treated?

7 Proven Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Lower your blood pressure without medication? Yes, it’s possible.

5 Mistakes Patients Make Testing Their Blood Pressure

Nurses make it look so easy, right?

This Is What High Blood Pressure Does to Your Body

Having no symptoms does not mean there’s no reason to be concerned.

Cholesterol Tests: Are You Getting Tested Often Enough?

If you’re waiting for a symptom, you need to see this.

Why Exercise Is the Secret Weapon to Lower Cholesterol

Will exercise lower cholesterol levels? Experts say absolutely.