Genes and heart disease

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


3 Common Medications You May Need to Avoid with Heart Problems

Heart Patients: 3 Common Medications You May Need to Avoid

Tags: antibiotics, arrhythmia, aspirin, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart patients, heart risks, medications, NSAIDs

Heart patients should know risks of taking aspirin, NSAID pain relievers and some antibiotics. Studies show these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, arrhythmia and more.


Should You Take Aspirin If You Are on Blood Thinners

Should You Take Aspirin If You Are on Blood Thinners? (Video)

Tags: aspirin, atrial fibrilation, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

If you take blood thinners because of atrial fibrillation, evidence is mixed about whether you should take aspirin. Watch this video for expert advice.


Beef Up Your Heart

Technique Beefs Up Your Heart’s Pumping Power

Tags: cardiac resynchronization therapy, CRT, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart failure therapy, heart health, heart rhythm, heart surgery, pacemaker

When an electrical malfunction causes the heart to lose pumping power, cardiac resynchronization therapy can put the heart’s contractions back on track.


3 Types of Chest Pain That Won't Kill You

3 Types of Chest Pain That Won’t Kill You

Tags: chest pain, Dr. Rimmerman, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, symptoms, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks

Not all chest pains are symptoms of a heart attack. Learn which symptoms could be signaling trouble and which are probably ok.


Peripheral Artery Disease

Can Your Arteries Get Blocked Anywhere in the Body?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, vascular disease

Blockages in your arteries can happen anywhere in your body, but blocked arteries in the heart and brain tend to be more severe. Here’s why.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.


Facts about TAVR

When Valve Surgery Is Not an Option, Think TAVR

Tags: aortic stenosis, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, heart valve disease, percutaneous heart valve, stents, TAVR

TAVR is a growing option for patients with aortic stenosis who need a new valve, but are considered too high risk for surgery. See how it works.


Biggest change for heart medicine in a decade

Biggest Change for Heart Medicine in a Decade?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, PCSK9 inhibitors, statins

Two breakthroughs may get FDA approval in 2015: PCSK9 inhibitors, which can lower cholesterol without statins, and LCZ696, which may better treat heart failure.


Marriage good for your heart

Being Married Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, marriage

Being married could be the ultimate protection for your heart. New studies confirm that being married lowers heart attack risk and improves outcomes after a heart attack.