Coronary Artery Disease

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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Brachytherapy

When Your Heart Stents Narrow, Brachytherapy Can Help

Tags: angioplasty, balloon angioplasty, brachytherapy, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, innovation, stents

Interventional cardiologists are now using brachytherapy — a radiation treatment usually used to treat cancer — to re-open clogged arteries.


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A Post ER Follow-Up Could Save Your Life

Tags: cardiology, chest pain, ER visit, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health

You can breathe easier once the ER doc says those chest pains weren't a heart attack, but don't brush aside your health scare; follow up with a doctor's visit − it could save your life.


The Best Bypass Surgery Option

The Best Bypass Surgery Option for Diabetic Patients

Tags: bypass surgery, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Sabik, heart and vascular institute, heart surgery

Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.


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Heart-Healthy Cooking: Oils 101

Tags: cooking, cooking oils, diet, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart-healthy oils, infographic, oils

Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? Keep this primer from our registered dietitian as a ready reference.


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Hope and Help for Radiation-Damaged Hearts (Video)

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, coronary artery disease, Dr. Roselli, heart and vascular institute, heart video, heart videos, radiation, video, videos

Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.


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.


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.


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Beware the Silent Heart Attack

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health

Sometimes people will go days or even weeks before discovering that they have had a small heart attack. The consequences can be perilous to your health. Learn more about the possibility of a silent heart attack.


hot dogs on grill

Increase Your BBQ IQ: Best Meats to Eat for Heart Health

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet

For your heart’s sake, steer clear of processed red meat when you barbecue. You don't have to sacrifice delicious flavor, though. Try these healthy options.


Flat line alert on heart monitor

How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

Tags: arteries, CAD, cad-videos, cardiac catheterization, coronary artery disease, family history, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, widowmaker

When you have a blockage in your left anterior descending artery (LAD), or “widow maker,” you may have a lower rate of survival from a heart attack than when the other two coronary arteries are blocked. Learn how you can take steps for better heart health now.