How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

Cardiologists get asked a lot of questions by their inquisitive patients, including “What is the widow maker artery?” The left descending artery or LAD has earned a dubious distinction. The low survival rate when patients experience a heart attack there spawned the term “widow maker.” To understand more about the LAD’s role in coronary circulation, … Read More

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart (Video)

“Inflammation.” You may have heard that word a lot lately and maybe you’ve wondered, “Do I have inflammation?”  Actually, you’ve seen inflammation when you’ve injured yourself or gotten an infection. Inflammation as a normal bodily response can cause swelling, pain, fever or warmth. We now believe inflammation plays a role in chronic diseases. It’s a … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about coronary artery disease? Stephen Ellis, MD, Section Head, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, and Stephanie Mick, MD, cardiovascular surgeon, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease Live Web Chat: noon … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about coronary artery disease? Stephen Ellis, MD, Section Head of Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, and Joseph Sabik, MD, Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, will answer your questions about this medical condition during a live webchat Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at noon (ET). Coronary Artery Disease Live Web … Read More

New CAD Tips Tout Teamwork

Coronary artery disease is huge. It affects millions of people. Anything impacting the treatment of CAD is also going to be huge. Like the new diagnosis and treatment guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association. These guidelines have everyone’s attention. Why? Because of what they recommend. The coronary arteries deliver … Read More