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If You Have Diabetes and Coronary Blockages, Watch This (Video)

Tags: bypass surgery, chronic static angina, coronary blockages, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, stenting, video

If you have diabetes and need treatment for chronic static angina -- the kind that causes chest pain from exertion -- you should know about new treatment guidelines that recommend surgery over stenting.


How Many Eggs Can You Eat to Stay Heart-Healthy?

How Many Eggs Can You Eat to Stay Heart-Healthy?

Tags: breakfast, cholesterol, eggs, healthy diet, morning, saturated fat

You may love eggs for breakfast. But how often should you eat them, especially if you're worried about cholesterol? Our expert shares diet and cooking tips.


Inherited Blood Disorders

Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit

Tags: blood clots, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease, vascular disorders, Warfarin

Blood clotting diseases can interrupt the normal flow of blood through your body and lead to dangerous blood clots, but treatment is available.


Varicose veins

How Treating Varicose Veins Can Make Your Legs Look Young Again

Tags: endovenous thermal ablation, sclerotherapy, skin care, spider veins, varicose veins

Varicose and spider veins can be a cosmetic nuisance or a symptom of a more serious problem. Treatment options include laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.


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Hybrid Bypass Could One Day Replace Your Open Chest Surgery

Tags: bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, Dr. Joseph Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Hybrid procedures

When it comes to heart surgery, surgeons look to use the least invasive method to open arteries and ensure good blood flow. A hybrid procedure – one which blends grafting with stenting can be very effective.


Recipe: Hearty Tomato Bean and Veggie Soup

Recipe: Hearty Tomato Bean and Veggie Soup

Tags: fruits and vegetables, heart healthy diet, Recipes

This vegetable soup recipe is healthy, delicious and easy to make. Team this soup with some crisp winter apples or pears and a serving of low-fat Cheddar cheese, and you’re ready for company.


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4 Top Questions About Radiofrequency Ablation for Afib Answered

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, radiofrequency ablation

Your doctor might recommend radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. A cardiologist answers common questions about radiofrequency ablation for afib, which is a therapy that can help when other treatments fail.


Peripheral Artery Disease

This Minimally Invasive Procedure Can Save Your Limbs by Restoring Blood Flow

Tags: amputation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vascular disease, wounds

When arteries to your legs and feet are critically clogged with plaque, grave problems can develop. A new treatment gives hope to patients facing amputation.


Rehab after LVAD Implant

Rehab After LVAD Implant Makes a Life Saver Even Better

Tags: cardiac rehabilitation, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, LVAD

Left ventricular assist devices help failing hearts pump better, and cardiac rehab improves both strength and quality of life for new recipients of LVADs.


Dr. Listening to Heart

Sports Beat: Is Your Heart Murmur Serious? (Video)

Tags: arrhythmias, athletes, heart murmur, heart video, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sudden cardiac death, video

Your doctor unexpectedly tells you at your annual sports physical that you have a heart murmur. So now what? Here’s how a sports cardiologist can help.