Improving Your Heart's Blood Flow Without Surgery

Improving Your Heart’s Blood Flow Without Surgery (Video)

Tags: angioplasty, arteries, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, stents

When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.

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Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

Tags: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent, head and neck cancer, stents

If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.

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Researchers Study New Stent’s Pros, Cons

Tags: atherosclerosis, cardiology, stents

Experimental, bioabsorbable scaffolds are designed to keep blood vessels open and improve blood flow. Researchers are exploring the pros and cons of this advanced stent.

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Stenting 101

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, stent, stents

Former President George W. Bush has had a stent inserted to clear a blockage in his artery. So what’s involved in this procedure?

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Surgery Over Stents for Patients With Complex Disease

Tags: coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, news, research, stents, vascular disease

A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.

Steven Nissen, MD

Caring for Patients With Multiple Coronary Stents (Video)

Tags: Dr. Steven Nissen, heart health, stents, vascular surgery

What should you do if you have to keep coming back to have additional stents placed?

Daniel Clair, MD

Stents Vent Iliac and Vena Cava Clots (Video)

Tags: cleveland clinic, Dr. Daniel Clair, stents, vascular surgery

Inferior vena cava or iliac vein clots can cause discomfort, swell the legs and inhibit mobility. Daniel Clair, MD, chair of Vascular Surgery, discusses how stents can offer relief.

Positive feelings create a resiliency that can prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease.

Stent Treats Erectile Dysfunction

Tags: balloon angioplasty, Dr. Mehdi Shishehbor, ED, erectile dysfunction, stents, vascular disease

Erectile dysfunction may have many causes. Among them is a blockage of the blood vessels in the pelvis. Cleveland Clinic experts can unblock these conduits and render the affected organ operational – sometimes within 24 hours.