Heart & Vascular Health:
The Beating Edge

Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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When Your Hearts in the Game

When Your Heart’s in the Game

Tags: emotional response, fight-or-flight response, heart attack, stress cardiomyopathy, triggers

Are you one of those super fans whose adrenaline really gets pumping while rooting for your favorite sports team? If so, you could be at a slightly higher risk for a cardiac issue: Find out why.


Oatmeal Pecan Waffles

Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles or Pancakes

Tags: antioxidant, breakfast, heart health, morning, Recipes

Antioxidants in pecans may help promote heart health according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition.


Recover from Vascular Surgery

Best Advice as You Recover From Vascular Surgery

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, Recovery, vascular, vascular disease, vascular surgery

After you have surgery to correct a vascular problem, you will play a key role in your own recovery. Get key advice on steps you can take.


tomatoes

Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart healthy diet, lycopene, Mediterranean diet

Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, may help repair heart patients' damaged blood vessels. But supplements containing lycopene may also have side effects. For now, enjoy fresh tomatoes instead.


Risk Modeling

Data Analysis Helps Tailor Your Heart Disease Treatment

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery, research, risk modeling

Statistics-based risk modeling can empower you to learn more about your cardiac care. Talk with your cardiologist about treatment options and what is best for you.


Bean and Artichoke Salad

Recipe: Veggie, Bean and Artichoke Salad

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, Recipes

This flavorful mix of beans, artichokes, red pepper, onion, tomato and herbs is easy to make, healthy and filling. Make it as an appetizer, side dish or meal.


Blood Pressure Guidelines

Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, heart and vascular institute, heart guidelines, heart videos, hypertension, video

New recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure have created some controversy. But they could offer more tailored treatment of hypertension.


Heart Beat

The Amazingly Simple Way Surgeons Make a New Heart Beat (Video)

Tags: heart beat, heart surgery, heart transplant, open heart surgery

Cleveland Clinic heart transplant surgeons use the most sophisticated technology in the world, but this amazing video proves we should never underestimate the profound power of human touch.


drugstore shopper

Choose Painkillers Carefully If You Take Coumadin

Tags: anticoagulants, blood thinners, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health

When you are on anti-clotting therapy, taking anti-inflammatory painkillers can cause serious bleeding, a recent study confirms. Acetaminophen is your best bet for pain relief.


woman yawning

Study: Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Hypertension Harder to Treat

Tags: blood pressure, hypertension, news, sleep, sleep apnea

Some patients with severe untreated obstructive sleep apnea are unable to control their hypertension despite use of multiple meds, a study finds.