Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.
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.
There has been a lot of talk about whether it is better to be on or off a heart-lung machine during heart procedures. Learn about both options and how each is selected on a patient by patient basis.
Many factors can cause leg swelling. If you develop this problem, you can expect your doctor to ask about your overall health, your diet, your exercise levels, your medications and more.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday strengthened warning label requirements for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
Mitral valve surgery used to be done only after symptoms developed, but a Cleveland Clinic study found pre-symptom surgery may be better for patients.
Nearly 6 million people in the U.S. are living with their heart not pumping properly, but there are several new medications emerging that provide better treatment options.
Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
Patients with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, are at a higher risk of stroke. Prevention has focused almost exclusively on long-term drug therapy that thins the blood. That is, until now.
Two exciting new drugs that can dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels have received approval from an FDA advisory panel, moving the drugs closer to being available for patient use.
The shorter you are, the more likely you are to have heart disease or a heart attack. A recent study in the U.K. reveals why.