Sunshine Act

What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You

Tags: Dr. Clair, healthcare industry, heart, heart and vascular institute, industry relationships, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, Physicians Payments sunshine act

As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation -- the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act.


Why Statins may offer treatment benefits for your Aortic Aneurysm

Why Statins May Offer Treatment Benefits for Your Aortic Aneurysm

Tags: aneurysms, aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, statins

While the benefits of statin use in people with aortic aneurysm disease are not clearly proven, some evidence supports its use. Read further to find out more. It may be worth a discussion with your doctor.


Heart Risk

Radiation That Cures Your Cancer Can Cause Collateral Damage (Video)

Tags: cancer, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, radiation therapy, risk factors, vascular disease

Radiation therapy for head and neck cancers improves outcomes and even saves lives. However, the treatment also can have an unwanted side effect: Damage to blood vessels in the neck. Watch as one of our vascular surgeons explains.


Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

Tags: aortic artery, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart videos, high blood pressure, stent, Type B dissection, video, whiteboard sessions

A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.


Sealing Aortic Aneurysms at or Above the Kidneys

Sealing Your Aortic Aneurysms at or Above the Kidneys (Video)

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, heart videos, minimally invasive surgery, renal artery aneurysms, video, whiteboard sessions

Open stent grafts provide a minimally invasive option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms that occur above the kidneys. Learn how this works.


Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery

Fixing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Without Invasive Surgery (Video)

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart videos, minimally invasive surgery, video, whiteboard sessions

Treating aneurysms can require surgery, but, as this video illustrates, now a minimally invasive technique uses a wire stent coated in polyester to repair some abdominal aortic aneurysms without invasive surgery.


thoracic aorta and abdominal aortic aneurysm

Your Guide to Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Video)

Tags: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorta, aortic-whiteboard, Dr. Clair, heart videos, video, whiteboard sessions

A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.


Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, cholesterol, Dr. Clair, heart attack, narrowed arteries, transient ischemic attack

If you’re newly diagnosed with carotid artery disease, know that making lifestyle changes and getting ongoing care can help you avoid the problems of atherosclerosis – and live a long, healthy life.


Rita Ebert

Walking a New Path

Tags: Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, patient story, vascular disease

Living in constant, excruciating pain, Rita Ebert lost hope of getting better—until Cleveland Clinic changed her outlook and outcome. A successful triple graphic vascular bypass surgery gave Ebert new life.


Daniel Clair, MD

Procedure is Relieving DVT Symptoms

Tags: cleveland clinic, deep vein thrombosis, Dr. Clair, DVT, thrombolysis, vascular surgery

Thrombolysis is an inpatient procedure that provides long-term relief and reduced health risks for patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Vascular surgeon Daniel Clair, MD, discusses the treatment.