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5 Things You Should Know About Stress Tests

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart attack, heart failure, stress echo

Taking a stress test isn’t as simple as jumping on the treadmill. Talk with your cardiologist about whether to eat, exercise or take your medications beforehand to ensure you’re prepared.


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Unique Pacemaker Therapy Benefits Women Heart Patients

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart failure therapy, heart health, pacemaker

Heart disease develops differently in women and men. Women respond better to cardiac resynchronization therapy, but many women aren't treated.


Single Pill

New Drug May Transform Treatment of Heart Failure

Tags: clinical trials, fatigue, heart failure, shortness of breath

A new drug shows promise in improving the treatment of heart failure. A clinical trial showed it lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent compared to the current standard drug treatment.


Artificial Heart Gets Real

Artificial Hearts Get Real

Tags: heart failure, heart surgery, heart transplant, research, Star Trek, ventricular assist devices

“Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” Jean Luc Picard had an artificial heart. But the 21st century version is even better than its imaginary counterpart.


Here Comes Human Heart 2.1

Here Comes Human Heart, 2.1

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, heart surgery, heart transplant

Transplanting human hearts is becoming less necessary as a new generation of implantable mechanical heart assist devices comes online. Led by Cleveland Clinic researchers, this movement will the biggest transformation for human hearts since transplantation made them modular in 1967.


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Study: Implantable Defibrillator Can Save Your Life

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart damage, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, ICD, implantable heart devices

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death when damaged hearts develop dangerous arrhythmias. They improve survival even if your heart has little damage, a new study confirms.


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Medicare to Cover Rehab for Heart Failure

Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, heart and vascular institute, heart failure

Cardiac rehab improves quality of life for heart patients and may save lives, but until now, those with heart failure who rely on Medicare were out of luck. Reversing a 2009 denial of benefits, CMS now supports coverage.


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Study: Vigorous Exercise May Help Heart Failure

Tags: exercise and heart health, heart failure

Heart failure shouldn't keep you from exercising. In a boundary-expanding study, researchers found that vigorous exercise benefits some patients with heart failure more than low intensity workouts.


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Screen Your Teens for Heart Muscle Disease

Tags: heart attack, heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac death

The headlines cause gasps of disbelief: A star high school or college athlete suddenly collapses and dies after a workout or a game. The culprit in many cases is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Here's why.


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Study: Clot Risks Identified for Heart Pump

Tags: heart, heart failure, innovation, LVAD, study

Mechanical heart pumps, or left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), are lifesaving devices for patients with advanced heart failure, but a new study shows that the HeartMate II has higher risk than originally believed.