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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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Cheers to Your Good Health! (Video)

Tags: dr. gillinov, healthy diet, Healthy heart, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart videos, holiday cheer, video

Bloody Mary, anyone? This holiday season, raise a glass to moderation and healthier drink options. Find out how you can indulge and have fun — while making choices that are good for you and your heart.


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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Mediterranean diet, nutrition, Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

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