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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


When you have restenosis you also have options

When You Have Restenosis You Also Have Options (Video)

Tags: cad-videos, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, restenosis

When a too-large or too-small stent becomes clogged with plaque and you have restenosis, cardiologists can re-open the artery for better blood flow.


Improving Your Heart's Blood Flow Without Surgery

Improving Your Heart’s Blood Flow Without Surgery (Video)

Tags: angioplasty, arteries, cad-videos, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, stents

When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.


Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart (Video)

Tags: CAD, CHD, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, inflammation, statins, video

Inflammation doesn’t just occur with injury or infection, but can also affect your heart. It’s a driver for coronary heart disease, and is measured with a simple blood test. Statins may even reduce inflammation. Learn more.


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It’s Never Too Early for You to Prevent Heart Disease

Tags: children heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol

Heart disease usually affects older adults, but risk can develop early in life: Studies find 1 in 3 children have high cholesterol levels. Some experts recommend screening for kids aged 9 to 11.


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Myth or Truth: A Closer Look at Your Heart Health

Tags: coronary artery disease, e-News, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart facts, myth or truth, peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

There is so much health information on the web that it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here are a few commonly believed heart health issues you may have read about. Let’s find out if they are myth or true and why.