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Dietary Supplements and Heart Health

The Truth About 5 Common Dietary Supplements for Heart Health

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vitamins and supplements

Could taking particular vitamins or supplements be beneficial for peripheral artery disease (PAD)? Get expert advice about five common vitamins and minerals.


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Endocarditis: How One Patient Beat This Deadly Disease

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Endocarditis is an infection that “devours” your heart muscle. Learn the facts about this potentially deadly disease through a patient who overcame it.


Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Tags: atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, feet, foot health, heart and vascular institute, peripheral artery disease, pulse

Clogged arteries in your legs or arms can signal potentially lethal blocked coronary arteries. Read more to learn who should be tested and who should not.


Organic Grilled Black Bean Burger with Tomato and Lettuce

5 Heart-Healthy Grilling Options for Your Next Cookout

Tags: carnitine, chicken, fruit, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy eating, omega-3 fatty acids, turkey burgers, vegetables, veggie burgers

Have a successful cookout without the burgers, brats or other red meat. Check out these five grilling alternatives that are healthier for your heart.


21 Amazing Facts About Your Heart from Cleveland Clinic. #infographic

21 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

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Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.


U.S. News & World Report ranks Cleveland Clinic No. 5 hospital in the Nation

Cleveland Clinic Ranks No. 1 in Heart Care for 21 Years

Tags: heart, news, U.S. News rankings, us news rankings

Hospital ranks No. 1 in Ohio and No. 5 in the nation; 13 specialties place among nation’s top 10; No. 1 in the nation for heart care for 21st consecutive year.


Coronary Angioplasty procedure - ballon with stent opening lumen artery

Talk to Your Doctor – Understand Your Risks of Angioplasty, Stenting

Tags: angioplasty, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, stenting, stents

Individuals considering balloon angioplasty and stenting to unclog blocked arteries may not get enough information from their doctors to make the best choice, a small study suggests.


Brown eggs and dairy products

9 Diet Tips to Help You Fight Inflammation

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, inflammation, vitamins and supplements

The health benefits of choosing whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are nearly endless. One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body.


heart lung machine

Do You Need a Heart-Lung Machine for Your Heart Surgery?

Tags: Dr. Joseph Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart surgery, heart-lung machine, neurocognitive

There has been a lot of talk about whether it is better to be on or off a heart-lung machine during heart procedures. Learn about both options and how each is selected on a patient by patient basis.


What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

What You Should Know About Swelling in Your Legs

Tags: arthritis, compression stockings, edema, heart and vascular institute, lymphedema, obesity, salt, swelling in your legs

Many factors can cause leg swelling. If you develop this problem, you can expect your doctor to ask about your overall health, your diet, your exercise levels, your medications and more.