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A Post ER Follow-Up Could Save Your Life

Tags: cardiology, chest pain, ER visit, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health

You can breathe easier once the ER doc says those chest pains weren't a heart attack, but don't brush aside your health scare; follow up with a doctor's visit − it could save your life.

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Cleveland Clinic Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: Heart Care, Urology

Tags: cardiology, cleveland clinic in the news, heart surgery, news, U.S. News rankings, urology, us news rankings

Cleveland Clinic is ranked the No.1 hospital in the country for cardiology and heart surgery as well as urology, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2013-2014.”

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Individual Care Best for Young Cardiac Patients

Tags: cardiology, heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, pediatrics

Children with heart disease have special needs, and pediatric hypertrophic cardiomyopathy presents special challenges. A new study confirms the best approach for effective treatment.

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Beating-Heart Surgery Makes Sense – For Some

Tags: cardiology, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart surgery

Open-heart surgery today is safe, almost routine, but a technique called beating heart surgery has proponents and detractors engaged in active debate. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, offers a common-sense analysis.

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Catching Cancer Survivors’ Heart Damage Earlier

Tags: cancer survivors, cardio-oncology, cardiology, heart disease, radiation therapy, radiation-induced heart disease

Some cancer survivors have had to battle on two fronts: beating cancer, then, dealing with heart disease that results from radiation treatment. New protocols guide screening and treatment.

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Diabetes Drug Deemed Safe For Heart

Tags: cardiology, diabetes, diabetes treatment, drug safety

Medications that alter your metabolism can also affect cardiovascular health. That's why the results of a recent study of diabetes drugs are important; they show DPP-4 inhibitors are safe for your heart.

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Researchers Study New Stent’s Pros, Cons

Tags: atherosclerosis, cardiology, stents

Experimental, bioabsorbable scaffolds are designed to keep blood vessels open and improve blood flow. Researchers are exploring the pros and cons of this advanced stent.

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After Heart Attack: Eat Better, Live Longer

Tags: cardiology, heart attack, heart healthy diet

It's never too late to improve your odds of a longer, healthy life. That's the upbeat message from a new study that shows that heart attack survivors who ate a healthy diet had a lower mortality rate.

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For Mitral Valve Surgery, Timing Is Key

Tags: cardiology, mitral valve disease, mitral valve surgery

Experience shows that early intervention in mitral valve disease yields the best outcomes for patients. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, discusses the best options.


Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease

Tags: angina, CAD, cardiology, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack, thoracic surgery

Ask questions and get answers about coronary artery disease from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at noon (ET).