Revamp your favorite Italian recipes with heart-healthy cooking tips from Cleveland Clinic nutrition experts.
If you need surgery for aortic valve disease – you may be worried – wondering what this surgery involves. What are the risks? Will I survive? These questions are even more worrisome when you have other medical conditions or need other heart surgery. But – never fear – your chances for a successful surgery have … Read More
Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.
Do you have a heart condition? If you are seeking a second opinion, it’s important that the hospital or medical center you are considering has a lot of experience treating patients with the same condition as you.
Lots of controversy and confusion surround cholesterol. In patients who have coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or carotid artery disease, there is no question about the benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications. However, for the rest of us who don’t have these diseases and don’t want to get them, how can we lower our cholesterol naturally? There are … Read More
In 2014, the Cleveland Clinic’s Cardiac Transplant Program marked its 30th anniversary, having performed more than 1,600 heart transplants in that time. About 4,000 heart transplantation procedures are performed annually worldwide. Cleveland Clinic’s program is the fifth largest heart transplant program in the country and the largest in Ohio. The program boasts survival rates of … Read More
“My 27-year-old patient was on a ventilator in intensive care. No one expected her to survive,” says Gösta Pettersson, MD, PhD, Vice Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. “She had endocarditis — caused by years of drug abuse.” Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” the heart muscle. It comes from common bacteria, … Read More
Most meat lovers already know the ugly truth: Eating red meat can increase your risk of heart disease. Study after study shows the link. But what’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Turns out it can still be a blazing success. Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology … Read More
Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. At Cleveland Clinic, we think about hearts a lot. This year, we’ve been honored as No. 1 in heart care for the 21st consecutive year by U.S. News & World … Read More
When individuals are seeking relief from the symptoms of chronic stable angina, in which exercise or stress can cause chest pain, they are faced with three options for treatment: medications, angioplasty and stent, or heart surgery. A new JAMA Internal Medicine study suggests that patients may not always get enough information from their doctors to … Read More