Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

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A tear in the inner lining of the aortic artery can allow blood to seep between layers, impeding healthy blood flow. Doctors can now fix these “dissections” with a stent instead of open surgery.

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How High Is Too High for Your Blood Pressure?

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke

Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.

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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.

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Your Best Strategies for Preventing Diabetes

Tags: blood glucose test, blood sugars, diabetes, HDL, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, Type 2 diabetes

If you’re at risk for diabetes, Marwan Hamaty, MD, MBA, talks about the best ways you can prevent the onset of the disease.

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Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tags: childhood obesity, diabetes, end-stage renal disease, high blood pressure, ketosis, kidney, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome

Being overweight or obese puts more strain on the kidneys, increasing the risk of developing kidney disease. For people with chronic kidney disease, being obese is linked to the disease progressing to end-stage renal disease.

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Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: diet, heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure

Chronic high blood pressure is a killer, but you have more power than you might think to control it. Diet plays a major role in regulating hypertension and what you eat can determine how low it can go.

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Prediabetes: Wake-up Call for Mid-life Women

Tags: diabetes, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal — but not yet high enough to be diabetes. And it only gets more challenging as we enter menopause.

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High Blood Pressure: Prevalent, Often Untreated (Infographic)

Tags: heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, hypertension

Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

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Women Now Have Their Own Stroke Risk Guidelines (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, women's health

The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.

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Experimental Device Fails to Drop Blood Pressure

Tags: clinical trials, high blood pressure, hypertension, innovation, renal denervation

An experimental device that had shown promise and raised hopes for controlling stubbornly and dangerously high blood pressure is not effective, a new study involving Cleveland Clinic cardiologists and patients shows.