When it comes to vascular disease, patients with diabetes fare worse than patients without diabetes in most measures.
Research is showing a strong link between depression and heart disease. Findings indicate that people who are depressed are more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
How do you get to the heart? Cardiac surgeons take a direct route through the chest wall. Christine Moravec, PhD, has a more subtle approach. She reaches the heart through the brain.
Cleveland Clinic likes to say that “no patient is too sick, no patient is too far.”
The more potato chips you eat, the more and faster you gain weight. Right after potato chips, came potatoes in all forms, sugared drinks, red meat, and processed meat.
The first heart specialists emerged following World War I. Here are some of heart facts worth considering.
Honduras is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. “We care for whatever medical problems they are having,” says Russell Raymond, MD.
The drug promised to raise patients’ HDL – the “good” cholesterol and lower their risk of cardiac events. But while the drug was able to raise HDL levels, this – for some unknown reason – did not reduce their risk of dying from heart disease.
CRT implants pacemaker-like devices that align the rhythm of the right and left ventricles of a failing heart.
On March 26th 2010, Cardiac surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, performed open heart surgery to fix multiple holes in Ellen's heart.