Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Just as a pilot’s plane needs maintenance for safety, the pilot himself needs regular checkups for his own health—especially when it comes to heart health. With the help of their cardiologists, many pilots can keep their hearts strong and continue to fly. Checking pilots’ health Federal Aviation Administration-authorized aviation medical examiners evaluate pilots and issue … Read More

Your Heart Attack ‘To Do’ List (Infographic)

More than one million people in the U.S. suffer a heart attack each year. For the best chance of survival, you need to respond to symptoms within an hour. Be prepared. Don’t delay. Know the symptoms. And save your life, or the life of someone you love.   Download the Your Heart Attack “To Do” … Read More

Can You Cough Away a Heart Attack?

The real danger about the misinformation regarding so-called “cough CPR” is that it could prevent heart attack victims from getting the life-saving help they need. Social media posts on the Internet claim that by coughing vigorously when you have a heart attack, you can keep yourself from passing out, theoretically saving yourself until your heart … Read More

Heart-healthy Vitamins: Ally or False Friend?

With the selection of specially formulated heart health vitamins available today, it’s not surprising that people are wondering if they should switch from their usual multivitamin to one that claims to offer cardiac benefits. No harm, no foul While heart health vitamins or other multivitamins can provide a good backup source of vitamins and minerals, … Read More

Another ‘Hit’ for Nissen

Cleveland Clinic’s Steven Nissen, MD, is one of Medscape’s 2012 Best Physicians of the Year. “Be a detective and ask questions.” Dr. Nissen was featured in the documentary movie Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, a journey with patients and physicians that captured the challenges we face today to change the status quo … Read More

Twitter Chat: Healthy Heart Tips for Heart Month

Do you have questions about your cardiovascular health this Heart Month? Our experts will answer your questions and offer you tips during a live Twitter chat this Thursday, February 7, 2013, at noon EST. Join our Twitter chat #CCHeart About our experts Steven Nissen, MD, is chair of Cardiovascular Medicine in at Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the … Read More

Twitter Chat with Dr. Nissen

Wish you could chat with one of the world’s leading cardiologists? You can! Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the hit book Heart 411 is here for you every month. His next Twitter chat is tomorrow, November 21, at noon. Join our Twitter chat #CCHeart

The Holidays and Healthy Alcohol Consumption

Studies continue to show that moderate alcohol consumption can provide heart health benefits for some. With the holiday season fast approaching, it is important to pay attention to your alcohol consumption and remember that moderation is key. On closer inspection, the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption vary based on a person’s age and medical history. … Read More

Twitter Chat with Dr. Nissen

Wish you could chat with one of the world’s leading cardiologists? You can! Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the hit book Heart 411 is here for you every month. His next Twitter chat is tomorrow, October 17, at noon. Join our Twitter chat #CCHeart