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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

Tags: heart health, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet

A new Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that most Americans want to eat heart-healthy, but few of us know how. Discover which foods and diet are best for your heart. Get recipes and tips on heart-healthy living.


Pneumonia and Heart Disease Risk

Pneumonia May Raise Heart Disease Risk as Much as Smoking

Tags: bacterial infection, cholesterol, diabetes, heart, heart disease, lung disorders, pneumonia, smoking, study, viral infection

Results show hospitalization for pneumonia was associated with increased short- and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease, especially for those age 65 and older. The risk was highest in the first year after hospitalization


Why Statins may offer treatment benefits for your Aortic Aneurysm

Why Statins May Offer Treatment Benefits for Your Aortic Aneurysm

Tags: aneurysms, aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery, statins

While the benefits of statin use in people with aortic aneurysm disease are not clearly proven, some evidence supports its use. Read further to find out more. It may be worth a discussion with your doctor.


15 Heart-healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

15 Heart-Healthy Foods to Work into Your Diet

Tags: Catalyst, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, omega-3, snacking

Eating a wide range of vegetables, fruit, fish and other foods can help lower your risk of developing heart disease. Here are our dietitian's favorite heart-healthy foods.


surgeon holding plastic heart

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.


Fast recovery

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.