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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Web Chat Tomorrow

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Take this opportunity to learn more about adult congenital heart disease and have your questions answered in a secure online setting with one of our cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.

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From Pericarditis to Completing a Half Marathon

Tags: cleveland clinic, heart and vascular institute, patient story, pericardial, pericarditis

We asked patient Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks he wrote to Allan Klein, MD.

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Music as a Soothing and Healing Instrument

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The Gus P. Karos Grand Lobby in the Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion is a great place to kick back and listen to the soothing sounds of musicians and their instruments and also has sculptures and poems that will catch any wandering eye.

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Just Say No

Tags: coronary artery disease, diagnostic test, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, news, web chat

The Daily Beast says that Dr. Nissen ”regularly counsels asymptomatic, low-risk patients against having cardiac CT, echocardiograms, and even treadmill stress tests; studies show they produce many false positives, leading to risky interventions.” Read more, in “One Word Can Save Your Life: No!”

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Robin Williams in A Heart to Heart

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Robin Williams on the heels of his hit Broadway show “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” gets real in a live interview with special guest David Steinberg at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at Cleveland's Playhouse Square State Theatre.

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What is the Difference Between a Pacemaker and a Defibrillator?

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, pacemaker, web chat

Read the transcript from our live web chat about abnormal heart rhythms

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What do Jeff, Mitral Valve Repair, 365 Days and Cabernet Sauvignon Have in Common?

An inspirational note comes from Jeff Pirofsky, MD, who just celebrated his one-year anniversary from mitral valve repair.

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Stents of Steel

Tags: coronary artery disease, prevention

With proper diet and medical screening, how long do the stents last in the arteries? Many patients want the answer to this very important question.

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Imaging the Heart: LVAD

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Take a look at these computed tomography (CT) images that show four views of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implanted in a patient with heart failure awaiting transplant.

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What Are We Looking At?

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Take a guess at what these curious, un-heartlike structures are in these images.