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.


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If You Have Diabetes and Coronary Blockages, Watch This (Video)

Tags: bypass surgery, chronic static angina, coronary blockages, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, stenting, video

If you have diabetes and need treatment for chronic static angina -- the kind that causes chest pain from exertion -- you should know about new treatment guidelines that recommend surgery over stenting.


Inherited Blood Disorders

Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit

Tags: blood clots, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease, vascular disorders, Warfarin

Blood clotting diseases can interrupt the normal flow of blood through your body and lead to dangerous blood clots, but treatment is available.


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Hybrid Bypass Could One Day Replace Your Open Chest Surgery

Tags: bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, Dr. Joseph Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Hybrid procedures

When it comes to heart surgery, surgeons look to use the least invasive method to open arteries and ensure good blood flow. A hybrid procedure – one which blends grafting with stenting can be very effective.


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4 Top Questions About Radiofrequency Ablation for Afib Answered

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, radiofrequency ablation

Your doctor might recommend radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. A cardiologist answers common questions about radiofrequency ablation for afib, which is a therapy that can help when other treatments fail.


Peripheral Artery Disease

This Minimally Invasive Procedure Can Save Your Limbs by Restoring Blood Flow

Tags: amputation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vascular disease, wounds

When arteries to your legs and feet are critically clogged with plaque, grave problems can develop. A new treatment gives hope to patients facing amputation.


Rehab after LVAD Implant

Rehab After LVAD Implant Makes a Life Saver Even Better

Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, LVAD

Left ventricular assist devices help failing hearts pump better, and cardiac rehab improves both strength and quality of life for new recipients of LVADs.


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Pacemakers, Defibrillators Save Lives In Different Ways (Video)

Tags: defibrillator, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart rhythm, ICD, pacemaker, Pacemakers and heart rhythm

Pacemakers and defibrillators can save lives by regulating uncontrolled heartbeats. But each device operates in very different ways.


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New Tech May Improve Your Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (Video)

Tags: aneurysms, endovascular aneurysm, endovascular aneurysm repair, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease

Aneurysms in large arteries require repair. Ongoing studies look at a device that could prevent endoleaks after endovascular repair.


Blood Transfusion

4 Best Ways to Avoid Blood Transfusions During Your Heart Surgery

Tags: anemic, blood transfusion, Dr. Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery

If you need heart surgery, a blood transfusion can save your life. However, research shows that patients do better when they don't need a transfusion. Find out what you can do to lower the likelihood that you'll need one.