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The Big Transition

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Congenital heart disease is another name for birth defects of the heart. The most common congenital defect is a hole between the chambers of the heart, but may also include malformations of the valves, aorta, and general size and shape of the heart.

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Researching a New Treatment for ED

Tags: coronary artery disease, news, prevention, research, vascular disease

One common cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) is reduced blood supply to the penis during arousal due to blockages caused by fatty material accumulated along the artery walls.

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Student Snapshots of the Heart and Vascular Institute: Week 1

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Austin Petsche, a junior from Western Reserve Academy, is a student volunteer this summer at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. He will be guest blogging over the next few weeks about places to see in the Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Biking to Work: A Better Commute

Tags: doctors, exercise, heart health, prevention

During these warm summer months in Cleveland, people are taking their fitness routines outside. Our own Cleveland Clinic physicians are being healthy by commuting to work via bicycle.

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Wives Save Lives

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health, news

Study after study has shown that married couples live longer, enjoy better health and are happier than their single peers. Now it's being suggested that marriage can have a positive affect on how quickly you’re treated for a heart attack.

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Go Mediterranean with Your Diet

Tags: diet, heart health, news, prevention

New diets are always being introduced in the market. This year for the first time, U.S.News and World Report enlisted the help of 22 experts to rank diets and come up with a listing of the best diets in various health categories.

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Movie Takes on Diet and Heart Disease

Tags: cholesterol, diet, prevention

Caldwell Esselstyne, MD, formerly head of the Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease, and currently part of Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, developed a plant-based diet that has been shown to halt and even reverse atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

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When Should You Have Surgery for Pericarditis?

Tags: heart surgery, pericardial, pericarditis, web chat

Read the transcript from our web chat about pericardial disease hosted by Cleveland Clinic physicians.

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Number One Heart Center 17 Years in a Row!

For the 17thyear in a row, the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute has ranked number one in cardiac care in the nation, as demonstrated in today's release of U.S.News & World Report's 2011-12 edition of "America's Best Hospitals."

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Do You Have Questions About Aorta Disease?

It has been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more patients die annually from aortic disease than breast cancer. It is crucial to know and understand the latest treatment options available if you have been diagnosed with a condition related to the aortic valve or aorta.