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Lipoprotein(a) -Treating the Untreatable

Tags: cholesterol, heart health, prevention, risk factors

National Cholesterol Education Month is a reminder that we should all get our cholesterol checked and treat high numbers. There are still some outstanding resources out there that can tell you everything you need to know about cholesterol.

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Back to Scuba Diving After Heart Surgery

Tags: heart surgery, patient story, scuba diving

Marshall K. Sutton of Grand Prairie, Texas shares his patient experience with Cleveland Clinic.

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The Most Underused Treatment in America

Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, exercise, heart, heart health, heart surgery, news, research, risk factors

Every year, doctors advise thousands of patients to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs. And every year, thousands of patients ignore them. This turns out to be a bad idea.

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New Balloon Battles PAD

Tags: cleveland clinic, vascular disease

PAD (peripheral arterial disease) is the “most dangerous disease you never heard about.” The good news about PAD is that there are some effective interventions. The bad news is that these interventions don’t last as long as doctors and patients wish they would.

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The Case of the Rotating Bullet

Tags: cleveland clinic, heart and vascular institute, heart history, heart surgery

A rare case in medical history, George Crile, MD, removes a bullet from the apex of a heart in 1915.

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Coated Stents: Spreading the Goodness

Tags: cleveland clinic, coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute

Coated or drug-eluting stents may be doing more good than expected. A recent study shows that the medication on the surface of these stents may be preventing heart attacks in the vessel beyond the stent.

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The Need to Learn More About PAD

Tags: vascular disease, web chat

Ask our expert questions during our web chat on PAD on September 27. Register now and begin asking questions on 9/26.

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It Can Be Shocking…

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Valve Disease, valve surgery

When 57-year-old Pat Karg went in for a routine physical, she got some unexpected news about her heart and mitral valve regurgitation.

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Coumadin Gets Competition

Tags: atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, medications, news

Coumadin isn’t one of those drugs you can just take and forget about. People who take the drug (generic name: warfarin) need to visit their doctor or a “Coumadin clinic” for regular blood tests to make sure their dose is correctly adjusted.

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Mnemonic Moment

Tags: blood pressure, heart health, prevention

We all know that blood pressure is expressed with one number over another: 120/80. Fewer among us remember that the top number is called the systolic and the bottom number is called the diastolic. Here's a way to remember.