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Peripheral Artery Disease

Can Your Arteries Get Blocked Anywhere in the Body?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, vascular disease

Blockages in your arteries can happen anywhere in your body, but blocked arteries in the heart and brain tend to be more severe. Here’s why.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.


Facts about TAVR

When Valve Surgery Is Not an Option, Think TAVR

Tags: aortic stenosis, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, heart valve disease, percutaneous heart valve, stents, TAVR

TAVR is a growing option for patients with aortic stenosis who need a new valve, but are considered too high risk for surgery. See how it works.


Doctor pushing and assisting patient in the hospital

Are You Having Heart Surgery? Here’s What You Can Expect

Tags: heart surgery, heart surgery questions, post-surgery recovery, pre-surgery health, surgery

Knowing what to expect before and after heart surgery can ease anxiety and smooth your recovery. A cardiac nurse practitioner answers FAQs.


Biggest change for heart medicine in a decade

Biggest Change for Heart Medicine in a Decade?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart failure, PCSK9 inhibitors, statins

Two breakthroughs may get FDA approval in 2015: PCSK9 inhibitors, which can lower cholesterol without statins, and LCZ696, which may better treat heart failure.


Marriage good for your heart

Being Married Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack

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

Being married could be the ultimate protection for your heart. New studies confirm that being married lowers heart attack risk and improves outcomes after a heart attack.


Pilot Heart Health

Pilot Heart Health: Keeping You Safe in the Sky

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, heart, heart 411, heart and vascular institute, heart health, mitral valve disease, pacemaker, valve surgery

Any heart-related medical event can be an emergency, and a pilot suffering a heart attack at 35,000 feet puts you at risk as well. Learn what cardiologists and the FAA are doing to keep you safe.


Almonds with leaves

How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Tags: almond oil, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, healthy fats, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.


Sunshine Act

What New Legislation About Physician-Industry Relationships Means to You

Tags: Dr. Clair, healthcare industry, heart, heart and vascular institute, industry relationships, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, Physicians Payments sunshine act

As a health care consumer, there are important details that you should know about a well-intentioned but misguided piece of legislation -- the Physicians Payments Sunshine Act.


Healthy fats avocado nuts

Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.