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.
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.
What seemed like a grave medical error on Halloween Eve, 1958, turned out to be a breakthrough in heart disease diagnosis.
Chest pain is the telltale sign of heart attack for both men and women. But some women may experience a heart attack differently.
You or a loved one have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, but what exactly does that mean?
When patients have heart failure, their physicians may tell them that they have an ejection fraction of a certain number. The ejection fraction (EF) is a measure of how well the heart squeezes and is one of many tools used to assess heart failure.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart failure, your cardiologist will do a work-up to determine the cause and severity. This information will help shape your treatment plan.
Take a sneak peek into a day in the life of Cleveland Clinic cardiothoracic surgery fellow Desmond D'Souza, MD. As chief resident in a class of five fellows, Dr. D’Souza typically starts his day at 6 a.m. rounding on patients and then heads to the operating room to perform and assist in surgery.
We like to power walk. Sometimes we take power naps. And power yoga has grown in popularity. Now, it’s time to think “power foods”—because eating power foods means we can actually fight heart disease as we age.
Vascular surgeon Matthew Eagleton, MD talks about a new device to make less invasive endograft procedures available for more patients with aortic aneurysms.