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Age Shouldn’t Solely Dictate Your Heart Care Decisions

Age Shouldn’t Solely Dictate Your Heart Care Decisions

Tags: angina, elderly patients, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, percutaneous intervention, stenting

While many physicians are hesitant to perform aggressive treatment procedures on older patients, one study finds that many healthy older patients can achieve good outcomes undergoing heart procedures.


Congenital Heart Disease

Born with a Heart Defect? Your Life Span Can Be Normal

Tags: congenital heart defect, congenital heart disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

More patients with congenital heart defects are living into adulthood, report two studies. While many have near-normal life spans, long-term medical care is still needed.


Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

How Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

Tags: exercise, heart health, marathon, running, walking

A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health -- and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.


How Nurses Keep You Safe During Your Hospital Stay

How Nurses Keep You Safe During Your Hospital Stay

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, hospital stay, nurse, patient safety

During your hospitalization, nurses use technology, standardized processes and ongoing communication to deliver you the best care in the safest environment.


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Are You Eating Good Fats or Bad Fats? (Infographic)

Tags: good fat, healthy fats, heart disease, infographic, saturated fat, trans fat, Trans fats

Research has shifted experts’ opinions on which fats are heart-healthy. You'll be surprised to learn which fats you can eat more of and which you still have to avoid. 


Can you prevent narrowing of your aortic valve?

Can You Prevent Narrowing of Your Aortic Valve? (Video)

Tags: aortic stenosis, aortic valve, cholesterol, coronary blockage, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health

It's been clear that high cholesterol is a risk factor for developing coronary blockages, but only recently has evidence emerged showing that it also causes a risk of narrowing of the aortic valve.


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11 Conditions You Can Develop If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis need to be aware of their risk of conditions that often accompany the disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD and eye disease.


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Your Diet and Heart Disease: Rethinking Butter, Beef and Bacon

Tags: cholesterol, diet, eggs, healthy diet, heart disease, red meat, salt, saturated fat, sodium, trans fat

Is it okay to eat butter now? See what top cardiologists want you to know about what's changing in our view of diet and heart disease.


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When Your Heart’s Too Big

Tags: echo, electrocardiogram, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports, sports cardiology, sudden cardiac death

It’s generally healthy when an athlete’s heart adapts to exercise by becoming stronger, thicker, and larger. However, in some cases, a big heart can be dangerous. Learn when to worry and when not to.


Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Choose the Best Diet for Your Peripheral Arterial Disease

Tags: American Heart Association AHA, DASH diet, diet, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, low-carbohydrate, low-fat, Mediterranean diet, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

If you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), find out what different diets can offer, including the DASH, Mediterranean, low-fat and low-carb diets; Ornish Spectrum diet; Weil anti-inflammatory diet and Esselstyn diet.