AHA Appoints Brian Griffin, MD, Chapter President

Brian P. Griffin, MD, FACC, a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging at Cleveland Clinic, has been elected president of the Cleveland chapter of the American Heart Association. He is currently the holder of the John and Rosemary Brown Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. His clinical interests include valvular heart disease, cardiac imaging, and … Read More

Questions About Marfan Syndrome or Aorta Disease?

Marfan Syndrome is a condition that affects the connective tissue of the body and causes damage to the heart, aorta, and other parts of the body. It is caused by a gene defect and in most cases, the condition is inherited. This complex condition requires a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and a specialized and experienced … Read More

Do you have atrial fibrillation? Don’t miss this opportunity

The most common irregular heart rhythm is called Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Over 2 million Americans are affected by AFib and it is responsible for 15% of all strokes. Treatment options for atrial fibrillation may include medications, lifestyle changes, ablation procedures, electrical devices or … Read More

Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation? Don’t Miss This Opportunity

The most common irregular heart rhythm is called Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Over 2 million Americans are affected by AFib and it is responsible for 15% of all strokes. Treatment options for atrial fibrillation may include medications, lifestyle changes, ablation procedures, electrical devices or … Read More

Drug-eluting Stents Shine in New Study

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are a special category of heart patient. They are at higher risk of developing coronary artery disease and angina. They are more likely to have heart attacks. Despite this, there have been too few studies rigorously studying the effect of treatments for coronary artery disease on these patients. Some … Read More

Big Vessel

This 3D CT movie peels away the structures of the lateral chest wall area to reveal a normal aorta. The aorta is the largest blood vessel in your body. The aorta emerges from the top of the heart. It sprouts conduits to the heart muscle, arms and brain. Then it curves back and plunges down … Read More

Meet a Member of Our Surgical Team: The Perfusionist

Prior to heart surgery, the operating room is buzzing with activity as surgical staff prepares. Each team member in the room is critical to the procedure. The perfusionist has a particularly unique role and one that many may not know. They prepare and manage the heart lung machine which acts as the person’s heart and … Read More

CNBC's Bartiromo Interviews Dr. Nissen

Top financial news host Maria Bartiromo sat down with Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, to talk innovation last week. “We’ve won some enormous victories,” said Dr. Nissen. “If you were to go back and look at the rates of cardiovascular disease and how they’ve fallen steadily over the last 25 … Read More

CNBC’s Bartiromo Interviews Dr. Nissen

Top financial news host Maria Bartiromo sat down with Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, to talk innovation last week. “We’ve won some enormous victories,” said Dr. Nissen. “If you were to go back and look at the rates of cardiovascular disease and how they’ve fallen steadily over the last 25 … Read More