Heart Failure

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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Study: Vigorous Exercise May Help Heart Failure

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Heart failure shouldn't keep you from exercising. In a boundary-expanding study, researchers found that vigorous exercise benefits some patients with heart failure more than low intensity workouts.

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Statins and Diabetes: Risk-Benefit Round-Up (Video)

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People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?

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Your Heart: 5 Symptoms Not to Ignore (Infographic)

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When it comes to heart health, there are some symptoms you shouldn't shrug off. Watch out for these five: chest pain, leg pain, getting winded easily, syncope (or dizziness) and heart palpitations.

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Be Alert to Statin Side Effects (Video)

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Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.

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High-Intensity Exercise Not Just for Athletes (Video)

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High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of exercise at full capacity, is frequently used in sports training. Now clinicians are applying that same principle to cardiac rehab—with promising results.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

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Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.

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Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

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Don’t fool yourself into believing you’re invincible. Keeping heart disease in check and practicing healthy coping mechanisms could save your life and help you avoid an unexpected heart event.

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Oral Health and Your Heart

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Researchers continue to study the possible link between oral health and heart disease. Here, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist gives an overview of what you need to know if you are a heart patient.

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Study: Clot Risks Identified for Heart Pump

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Mechanical heart pumps, or left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), are lifesaving devices for patients with advanced heart failure, but a new study shows that the HeartMate II has higher risk than originally believed.

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How Black Licorice Can Make Your Heart Jump

Tags: arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, potassium

Black licorice lovers take note: The FDA warns that in rare occurrences, one of your faves may cause your heart to skip a beat, and not in the good way.