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AHA Appoints Brian Griffin, MD, Chapter President

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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.

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Questions About Marfan Syndrome or Aorta Disease?

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About 90 percent of people with Marfan syndrome develop changes in their heart and blood vessels. When the walls of the aorta weaken or stretch, there is an increased risk of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection or rupture (bursting).

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

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, web chat

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 [...]

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

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, web chat

Learn more or register for the Atrial Fibrillation live web chat. You can begin asking questions Thursday at noon. Questions will be answered Friday, October 28th at Noon (ET).

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What Do You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Treatment for Cancer?

Tags: cancer and heart, cardio-oncology, diagnostic test, heart and vascular institute, web chat

Dr. Plana talks about strain imaging, a test used to screen and monitor patients at high risk for cardiotoxicity. You can read more questions and answers from Dr. Plana about cancer treatments and heart disease in our web Cardio-Oncology chat transcript.

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Drug-eluting Stents Shine in New Study

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The study concluded that the use of drug-eluting stents was associated with better long-term outcomes than bare metal stents in CKD patients. The exception was for those on dialysis. For them, the risk was the same for both types of stents.

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Big Vessel

Tags: aorta, diagnostic test, heart and vascular institute, innovation

This 3D CT movie peels away the structures of the lateral chest wall area to reveal a normal aorta and begins with a view of the chest bone or sternum.

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Meet a Member of Our Surgical Team: The Perfusionist

Tags: bypass surgery, CABG, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

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.

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 [...]

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CNBC’s Bartiromo Interviews Dr. Nissen

Changes in lifestyle, such as less consumption in meat, saturated fat, and smoking rates that have declined substantially. Steven Nissen, MD, talks more about innovation and cardiovascular disease in this interview with CNBC