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Does a Drink a Day Help You Prevent Heart Failure?

Tags: alcohol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, heart health

Men who had up to seven alcoholic drinks per week had a 20 percent lower risk of heart failure, compared with those who didn’t drink, reports one study. But many questions remain.


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The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

Tags: dr. gillinov, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, heart video, minimally invasive surgery, mitral valve repair, robotic surgery, videos

Surgery to repair your heart’s mitral valve just got a lot easier, thanks to new robot-assisted techniques. This minimally invasive approach means smaller incisions, less pain and quicker recovery times. What’s not to like?


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Recipe: Salmon and Warm Cannellini Bean Salad (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, fish, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, omega-3, Recipes

This Italian-inspired salad is a quick workday meal for the entire family. Packed with fiber, potassium, and your daily allotment of omega-3-rich fats, this is a perfect dish anytime.


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How a Smartphone App Can Help You Save a Life

Tags: apps, cardiac arrest, CPR, heart attack, innovations, PulsePoint Respond, smartphones

When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they need immediate help. A smartphone app called PulsePoint Respond aims to connect people struck by sudden cardiac arrest with people who can give them help right away.


Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Beans: How Much You Should Eat for a Healthy Diet (Infographic)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, fiber, heart disease, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet

Beans give your body soluble fiber, which plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol levels. The fiber can also help you feel full, which in turn, can help you lose weight. Find out how much you should eat each week.


Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Looking for the Best Exercise Playlist? Try This One

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, heart, Heart Month, workout

One of the best things you can do for your heart is to move your body. This specially curated collection of songs bumps to at least 130 beats per minute – the perfect pace to maintain during your exercise.


Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, cooking shows, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, Recipes, superfoods, vegetables, vegetarian

This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.


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Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, diabetes, good cholesterol, HDL, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, LDL, study, Trans fats

A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report will help shape the next version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.


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Snow Shoveling—A Real Risk for Heart Attack

Tags: Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, heart, heart attack, heart health, prevention, risk factors, tips for winter weather, winter

The driveway is piling up with snow. You bundle up and get to work, trying to dig it out as fast as you can to get back in the warm house. Find out why doctors advise against shoveling for many of us.


Restinosis

Know Your Best Options When You’re Facing Restenosis

Tags: angioplasty, balloon angioplasty, brachytherapy, coronary blockages, heart, heart and vascular institute, restenosis, stents

If you're told your arteries are clogging up even after you had a stent placed, (known as restenosis) there are treatments to remedy the problem. Here's what you need to know about causes and remedies.