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Drug-eluting Stent Performs Well for Diabetics

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When it comes to vascular disease, patients with diabetes fare worse than patients without diabetes in most measures.


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Depression and Heart Health

Tags: coronary artery disease, depression, integrative medicine, prevention, risk factors, stress

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.


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Getting to the Heart Though the Brain

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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.


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No patient is too sick, no patient is too far

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Cleveland Clinic likes to say that “no patient is too sick, no patient is too far.”


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Attack of the Killer Potatoes

Tags: diet, news, prevention, research, risk factors

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.


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Heart Facts

The first heart specialists emerged following World War I. Here are some of heart facts worth considering.


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“The Smiles on their Faces”

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Honduras is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. “We care for whatever medical problems they are having,” says Russell Raymond, MD.


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Niacin Drug Test Results “a Shocker”

Tags: cholesterol, medications, prevention, risk factors

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.


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CRT Study May Not Be Whole Story

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, heart failure, ICD, news, pacemaker

CRT implants pacemaker-like devices that align the rhythm of the right and left ventricles of a failing heart.


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Living Life To the Full: An Ironman Journey

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.