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New Tech May Improve Your Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (Video)

Tags: aneurysms, endovascular aneurysm, endovascular aneurysm repair, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, vascular disease

Aneurysms in large arteries require repair. Ongoing studies look at a device that could prevent endoleaks after endovascular repair.


Blood Transfusion

4 Best Ways to Avoid Blood Transfusions During Your Heart Surgery

Tags: anemic, blood transfusion, Dr. Sabik, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart surgery

If you need heart surgery, a blood transfusion can save your life. However, research shows that patients do better when they don't need a transfusion. Find out what you can do to lower the likelihood that you'll need one.


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Blood Test Improves Prediction of Your Heart Disease Risk

Tags: blood pressure, blood test, cholesterol, heart disease, study

A new study has found that measurements of patients’ lipoprotein-a levels can help doctors more accurately predict the risk of developing heart disease over the next 15 years.


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35 Easy Low-Cal Snack Ideas — Each Under 200 Calories

Tags: healthy diet, snacking, snacks, weight loss

Snacking is a dieter's trick but is also great for anyone who wants to avoid excessive hunger and overeating during meals. Enjoy these 35 delicious, low-calorie snacks between meals. Only 200 calories each!


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Cheers to Your Good Health! (Video)

Tags: dr. gillinov, healthy diet, Healthy heart, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart videos, holiday cheer, video

Bloody Mary, anyone? This holiday season, raise a glass to moderation and healthier drink options. Find out how you can indulge and have fun — while making choices that are good for you and your heart.


How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

How You Can Roast Chestnuts in the Oven: 4 Easy Steps

Tags: heart healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, Recipes

Roasting chestnuts in your oven isn't hard and makes for a delicious offering over the holidays for guests. Learn how to prepare them in four easy steps.


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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Mediterranean diet, nutrition, Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart video, innovations, medical innovations, pacemaker, video

Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.


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5 Things You Should Know About Stress Tests

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart attack, heart failure, stress echo

Taking a stress test isn’t as simple as jumping on the treadmill. Talk with your cardiologist about whether to eat, exercise or take your medications beforehand to ensure you’re prepared.