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Pulmonary Embolism

What You Need to Know About Pulmonary Embolisms

Tags: Anticoagulant, blood clot, blood clots, Cleveland Clinic’s Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, PERT, pulmonary embolism, vascular disease, vena cava filter

Anybody can have a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), but not everyone has symptoms. Not treated quickly, they can cause heart or lung damage and even death. Are you at risk?


Which Type of Chocolate is Heart-Healthiest? (Infographic)

Dark, Milk or White – Which Chocolate Is Best for Your Heart? (Infographic)

Tags: blood clots, blood pressure, chocolate, cholesterol, dark chocolate, dark chocolate and heart health, heart health, infographic

Throughout history, chocolate has been beloved around the world, at times serving as a medicinal cure and a ritual drink. The good news is that recent studies tell us this popular sweet is heart-healthy and full of antioxidants. Find out more about which chocolate is best for you and why.


Inherited Blood Disorders

Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit

Tags: blood clots, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease, vascular disorders, Warfarin

Blood clotting diseases can interrupt the normal flow of blood through your body and lead to dangerous blood clots, but treatment is available.


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4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

Tags: abdominal adhesions, abdominal pain, blood clots, Crohn's disease, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pregnancy, robotic surgery, surgery

Abdominal adhesions from surgery can lead to pain, bowel obstructions, and even additional, future surgeries. Learn more about the best ways to deal with this common problem.


air pollution

The Air You Breathe Can Hurt Your Heart

Tags: afib, air pollution, atrial fibrillation, blood clots, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

New studies show links between small particulate matter in air pollution and atrial fibrillation and blood clots in the lungs. Learn more.


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A Rare Disease That’s More Common Than You Think

Tags: blood clots, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health, thrombophilia, vascular disease

Factor V Leiden is a little known disease, and it might be more common than you think. Having European ancestors increases your risk of having the defective gene for this blood disorder.


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Study Finds Smarter Predictions for Heart Attack Risk

Tags: arteries, blood clots, calcium, computed tomography (CT) scans, heart attack, stroke

When plaque calcifies inside the coronary arteries, it puts you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A new study finds that knowing just how dense these plaques are may help doctors better predict who is at greater risk.


aspirin

An Aspirin a Day? Only If You Have Had a Heart Attack

Tags: aspirin, blood clots, heart attack

In a recommendation issued this week, the FDA says scientists have not proven aspirin therapy has any benefit for people without cardiovascular problems. This group includes those with risk factors such as a family history of heart disease.


What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

What Everyone Should Know About Blood Clots

Tags: blood clots, blood thinners, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, heart and vascular institute, vascular disease

Just like a traffic jam on the highway, blood clots impede normal circulation in your body and can be dangerous. Learn more about blood clots, their symptoms and steps you can take to help avoid them.


varicose veins

Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Concern

Tags: blood clots, blood vessels, heart and vascular institute, varicose veins, vascular

On the surface, varicose veins can mar the smooth appearance of your skin. What lies beneath, though, can be the source of more serious problems.