Heart & Vascular Health:
The Beating Edge

Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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Quinoa

Recipe: Quinoa With Tomatoes, Mangoes and Toasted Almonds

Tags: fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, Recipes, summer

This seasonal summer dish is delicious with a mixed green salad or grilled veggies. Or you can pair this dish with leftover poultry or fish, along with a salad or grilled vegetable.

Flat line alert on heart monitor

How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

Tags: arteries, CAD, cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease, family history, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, widowmaker

When you have a blockage in your left anterior descending artery (LAD), or “widow maker,” you may have a lower rate of survival from a heart attack than when the other two coronary arteries are blocked. Learn how you can take steps for better heart health now.

heart with heartbeat

Study: Implantable Defibrillator Can Save Your Life

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart damage, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, ICD, implantable heart devices

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death when damaged hearts develop dangerous arrhythmias. They improve survival even if your heart has little damage, a new study confirms.

Carrott Zucchini Muffins

Recipe: Morning Glory Chia Seed Muffins

Tags: breakfast, fruits and vegetables, morning, omega-3, Recipes, seeds

These muffins are mildly sweet, nutty and full of veggies and fiber. The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and dates all make these muffins so delicious, you'll forget they're so good for you!

woman on scale

Control Your Weight for a Healthy Heartbeat

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, weight loss

Atrial fibrillation is alarming, and experts say it's more dangerous than previously thought, but you can help control afib by watching what you eat.

When you have restenosis you also have options

When You Have Restenosis You Also Have Options (Video)

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, restenosis

When a too-large or too-small stent becomes clogged with plaque and you have restenosis, cardiologists can re-open the artery for better blood flow.

doctor holding heart

20 Everyday Miracles of the Heart

Tags: Heart Healthy Living, U.S. News rankings, us news rankings

What makes a hospital great often consists of many small yet life-changing moments in patients’ lives, all strung together. Watch these amazing moments at the nation’s No.1 heart center.

20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, heart disease, infographic, Pacemakers and heart rhythm, us news rankings

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. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.

Depressed Man 2

Your Emotions Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: depression, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

Feeling down hurts your heart, say two new studies that examine links between depression and heart disease, and how exercise helps both.

Improving Your Heart's Blood Flow Without Surgery

Improving Your Heart’s Blood Flow Without Surgery (Video)

Tags: angioplasty, arteries, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, stents

When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.