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Decoding Your Risk for Heart Disease

Tags: genetic testing, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease

An unhealthy lifestyle and diet can increase the risk of heart disease, but for some people, genetic traits can stack the cards against them from birth. Find out more about testing and prevention.

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Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy to Heart

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, hormone replacement therapy, menopause, women and heart disease

Hormone replacement therapy can help lessen the severity of menopause-related symptoms, but research has revealed health risks related to it. Studies now focus on HRT's effect on heart health.

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Second Heart Surgery Can Be Successful

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Valve repairs and coronary artery bypasses can fail over time and require another surgery. In these complicated cases, it’s best to get a second opinion from a high-volume surgery center.

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Experts React: Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, statins

New guidelines on the treatment and prevention of heart disease have roiled the medical community. Cleveland Clinic experts give their analysis, noting pros and cons of the proposed changes.

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Exercise Test Forecasts Heart Patients’ Outcome

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, mitral valve disease, research, stress echo

Cleveland Clinic cardiologists have found that a relatively simple treadmill stress test provides valuable insight about long-term medical outcomes in heart patients with a leaky mitral valve.

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Learning from the Heart Experts (Video)

Tags: Dr. Michael Robich, fellow, fellows, follow our fellows, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, heart videos, medical education, resident, surgeon, video

Cardiothoracic surgery fellow Michael Robich, MD gives us an inside look at what it’s like to care for heart surgery patients before, during and after an operation.

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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.

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Controversy Over Cholesterol-lowering Statin Use

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, statin

There’s a controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

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An Accident Paves The Way For Modern Heart Care

Tags: blood vessels, Coronary Angiography, coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, Dr. Sones, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, innovation

What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.

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Women May Have No Chest Pain During Heart Attack

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Chest pain is the telltale sign of heart attack for both men and women. But some women may experience a heart attack differently.