Dietary Supplements and Heart Health

The Truth About 5 Common Dietary Supplements for Heart Health

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vitamins and supplements

Could taking particular vitamins or supplements be beneficial for peripheral artery disease (PAD)? Get expert advice about five common vitamins and minerals.


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Endocarditis: How One Patient Beat This Deadly Disease

Tags: antibiotics, bacteria, dr. pettersson, endocarditis, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart valves, infective endocarditis, Intravenous drug users

Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” your heart muscle. Learn the facts about this potentially deadly disease through a patient who overcame it.


Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Tags: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, feet, foot health, heart and vascular institute, peripheral artery disease, pulse

Clogged arteries in your legs or arms can signal potentially lethal blocked coronary arteries. Read more to learn who should be tested and who should not.


Organic Grilled Black Bean Burger with Tomato and Lettuce

5 Heart-Healthy Grilling Options for Your Next Cookout

Tags: carnitine, chicken, fruit, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy eating, omega-3 fatty acids, turkey burgers, vegetables, veggie burgers

Have a successful cookout without the burgers, brats or other red meat. Check out these five grilling alternatives that are healthier for your heart.


Coronary Angioplasty procedure - ballon with stent opening lumen artery

Talk to Your Doctor – Understand Your Risks of Angioplasty, Stenting

Tags: angioplasty, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, stenting, stents

Individuals considering balloon angioplasty and stenting to unclog blocked arteries may not get enough information from their doctors to make the best choice, a small study suggests.


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Do You Need a Heart-Lung Machine for Your Heart Surgery?

Tags: Dr. Joseph Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart surgery, heart-lung machine, neurocognitive

There has been a lot of talk about whether it is better to be on or off a heart-lung machine during heart procedures. Learn about both options and how each is selected on a patient by patient basis.


What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

Tags: arthritis, compression stockings, edema, heart and vascular institute, lymphedema, obesity, salt, swelling in your legs

Many factors can cause leg swelling. If you develop this problem, you can expect your doctor to ask about your overall health, your diet, your exercise levels, your medications and more.


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Mitral Valve Repair Offers a Fix Before Your Symptoms Start

Tags: atrial fibrillation, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, heart surgery, mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve surgery, preventive medicine

Mitral valve surgery used to be done only after symptoms developed, but a Cleveland Clinic study found pre-symptom surgery may be better for patients.


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Take Statins? What You Need to Know about Diabetes Risk

Tags: body mass index, cholesterol, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, lifestyle changes, risk, statins

A recent study linked statin use to higher Type 2 diabetes risk. Statin users are encouraged to control their modifiable risk factors. Here’s why.


Pulmonary Embolism

What You Need to Know About Pulmonary Embolisms

Tags: Anticoagulant, blood clot, blood clots, Cleveland Clinic’s Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, PERT, pulmonary embolism, vascular disease, vena cava filter

Anybody can have a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung), but not everyone has symptoms. Not treated quickly, they can cause heart or lung damage and even death. Are you at risk?