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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.

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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart video, innovations, medical innovations, pacemaker, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Linda Shaw in Snowflake Costume

A Racing Heart

Tags: arrhythmia, defibrillator, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, pacemaker, patient story

Linda Shaw is an avid runner, and she always dresses in costume when she races so she can spark conversation on why it’s so important to seek medical care you can trust.

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Chat With a Doctor: Arrhythmias and Devices

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, chat with a doctor, defibrillator, pacemaker, Pacemakers and heart rhythm, web chat, webchat

Ask questions and get answers about arrhythmias and devices from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, August 27, 2012, at noon (ET).