When an electrical malfunction causes the heart to lose pumping power, cardiac resynchronization therapy can put the heart’s contractions back on track.
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.
Pacemakers and defibrillators can save lives by regulating uncontrolled heartbeats. But each device operates in very different ways.
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.
A new generation of miniaturized pacemakers can speed up slow hearts without the wires that may break or become infected.
Heart disease develops differently in women and men. Women respond better to cardiac resynchronization therapy, but many women aren't treated.
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.
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.
Roy Greenberg, MD, combined clinical skills with engineering insights to prevent catastrophic aortic aneurysms. He will be remembered fondly by patients and colleagues.