Beef Up Your Heart

Technique Beefs Up Your Heart’s Pumping Power

Tags: cardiac resynchronization therapy, CRT, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart failure therapy, heart health, heart rhythm, heart surgery, pacemaker

When an electrical malfunction causes the heart to lose pumping power, cardiac resynchronization therapy can put the heart’s contractions back on track.


Pilot Heart Health

Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, heart, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart health, mitral valve disease, pacemaker, valve surgery

Any heart-related medical event can be an emergency, and a pilot suffering a heart attack at 35,000 feet puts you at risk as well. Learn what cardiologists and the FAA are doing to keep you safe.


stethoscope heart shape

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.


Top Innovations

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.


Wireless Pacemaker

Wireless Pacemakers: Rhythm Without Blues

Tags: electrophysiology, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart rhythm, ICD, pacemaker

A new generation of miniaturized pacemakers can speed up slow hearts without the wires that may break or become infected.


Woman Making Heart Shape with Hands

Unique Pacemaker Therapy Benefits Women Heart Patients

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart failure therapy, heart health, pacemaker

Heart disease develops differently in women and men. Women respond better to cardiac resynchronization therapy, but many women aren't treated.


Pacemaker helping the heart keep pace

Helping Your Heart Keep Pace (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart rate, heart rhythm, heart rhythm whiteboard, heart video, heartbeat, pacemaker, video, Walid Saliba MD, whiteboard sessions

Sometimes a dangerously slow heartbeat occurs because the natural “battery” of the heart isn’t working as it should, or there’s another issue with the heart’s electrical system. Here’s how a pacemaker can help.


human heart

Patient Receives New, Leadless Pacemaker

Tags: abnormal heart beat, heart health, innovation, pacemaker

A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.


Dr. Roy Greenberg

In Memory of Dr. Roy Greenberg

Tags: aortic aneurysms, endografts, endovascular, pacemaker

Roy Greenberg, MD, combined clinical skills with engineering insights to prevent catastrophic aortic aneurysms. He will be remembered fondly by patients and colleagues.


hands holding glass of water and a pill

Taking Warfarin Before Cardiac Device Surgery

Tags: cardiac surgery, defibrillator, pacemaker, Warfarin

Warfarin thins your blood, helping prevent blood clots and stroke. Should you stop taking it before device surgery, or keep taking the prescribed amount? Results from a recent study reveal what to do, and why.