Daniel Clair, MD

Daniel Clair, MD

Daniel Clair, MD, has been a vascular surgeon practicing at Cleveland Clinic and has served as Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery since 2006. Dr. Clair has lectured nationally and internationally on his research in minimally invasive vascular therapies. In 2007, he was named one of America’s Top Doctors.

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thoracic aorta and abdominal aortic aneurysm

Your Guide to Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Video)

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorta, Dr. Clair, heart videos, video, whiteboard sessions

A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.

jump rope in the shape of a heart

Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

Tags: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent, head and neck cancer, stents

If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, cholesterol, Dr. Clair, heart attack, narrowed arteries, transient ischemic attack

If you’re newly diagnosed with carotid artery disease, know that making lifestyle changes and getting ongoing care can help you avoid the problems of atherosclerosis – and live a long, healthy life.

thoracic aorta and abdominal aortic aneurysm

Battling the Bulge: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, heart and vascular institute, risk factors, vascular disease

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge that can form in a section of the body’s main artery. These aneurysms develop slowly over the years and often have no symptoms — but can become dangerous.

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Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Tags: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute, peripheral artery disease, pulse

Clogged arteries in your legs or arms can signal potentially lethal blocked coronary arteries. Read more to learn who should be tested and who should not.

leg bones, arteries and veins

Treatment Options for Blocked Veins

Tags: deep vein thrombosis, DVT

Chronic deep vein thrombosis can increase pressure in your limbs and restrict blood flow. There are various treatment options for chronic DVT. Your doctor can determine the best one for you.


What to Watch for After Vascular Surgery (Video)

Tags: blood clots, Dr. Daniel Clair, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, mini-stroke, vascular disease, video

While recovering from vascular surgery, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of complications. Tips in this video include identifying serious signs and symptoms and understanding what they might mean.


What Happens After Vascular Surgery? (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, pain medication, surgery recovery, vascular disease, vascular surgery

Knowing what to expect after vascular surgery helps you prepare. Extreme fatigue and changes in appetite often occur after surgery, and prescribed medications help patients increase activity levels without pain.


Preparing to See Your Vascular Surgeon (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, heart surgery questions, heart videos, preparation for heart surgery

A little preparation will help you get more out of your visit to your vascular surgeon. Tips for maximizing your appointment include having questions ready and bringing a friend along.


PAD Problems? Medicated Stents Can Help (Video)

Tags: artery disease, heart and vascular institute, PAD, peripheral artery disease (PAD), stent, vascular disease

Vascular surgeons now use medicated, flexible stents to treat patients with narrowed arteries to the legs. Initial research shows that the stents help lower the risk that treated arteries will become narrow again.