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The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

Tags: dr. gillinov, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, heart video, minimally invasive surgery, mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, videos

Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?


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Don’t Ignore Chest Pain – Even If You Don’t Have Blockages (Video)

Tags: CAD, chest pain, Dr. Nissen, heart health, heart video, videos

Have you had a heart catheterization for blockages your doctor determined are too minor to require a stent or bypass surgery? Here's why it’s still important not to ignore chest pain.


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Why Does Medical Advice Constantly Change? (Video)

Tags: clinical guidelines, dr. gillinov, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart research, heart video, news, video

Mediterranean diet or low fat? Do I need a cardiac stress test or don’t I? Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with your doctor’s changing answers to your questions. Here’s why the advice changes and how you can keep pace.


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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.


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Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious? (Video)

Tags: arrhythmias, athletes, heart murmur, heart video, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sports cardiology, sudden cardiac death, video

Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.


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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart video, innovations, medical innovations, pacemaker, PCSK9 inhibitors, video

Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.


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Hope and Help for Radiation-Damaged Hearts (Video)

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, coronary artery disease, Dr. Roselli, heart and vascular institute, heart video, heart videos, radiation, video, videos

Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.


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The Tumor Your Doctors Usually Don’t Expect (Video)

Tags: Dr. Roselli, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, heart video, heart videos, risk factors, Tumors, video

When a patient complains of cardiac symptoms, cardiac tumors are one of the last things doctors usually suspect. They are rare, and are usually benign or non-cancerous.


Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart (Video)

Tags: CAD, CHD, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, inflammation, statins, video

Inflammation doesn’t just occur with injury or infection, but can also affect your heart. It’s a driver for coronary heart disease, and is measured with a simple blood test. Statins may even reduce inflammation. Learn more.


High-Tech Procedure Restores Normal Heart Rhythms

High-Tech Procedure Helps Restore Your Normal Heart Rhythms (Video)

Tags: ablation, afib, heart and vascular institute, heart rhythm, heart rhythm whiteboard, heart video, video, Walid Saliba MD, whiteboard sessions

A minimally invasive procedure called pulmonary vein ablation uses targeted energy to correct atrial fibrillation, which is a very fast, chaotic irregular heart rhythm. Here’s how the procedure works.