Interventional cardiologists are now using brachytherapy — a radiation treatment usually used to treat cancer — to re-open clogged arteries.
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.
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.
Diabetes complicates coronary bypass surgery, but one type of grafting in particular maximizes outcomes for diabetic patients as it does for many others.
Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? Keep this primer from our registered dietitian as a ready reference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.