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Having Heart Surgery? Understand These 2 Techniques to Open Arterial Blockages

Tags: blocked arteries, CABG, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), coronary disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart surgery, PCI, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

If you have arterial blockages, here's what you need to know about Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) versus full-blown surgery – or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).

Wiping Out Heart Arrhythmias

Finally: An Alternative to Your Blood Thinners (Video)

Tags: anticoagulants, atrial fibrillation, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart rhythm, minimally invasive, stroke, Warfarin, watchman device

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.

Mediterranean Diet, walnuts, berries, oatmeal

How the Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Your Brain Power

Tags: dementia, healthy diet, heart health, Mediterranean diet, olive oil, study

It’s well-established that the Mediterranean diet is the best choice for heart health. But a recent study finds that adding nuts or olive oil to this diet could help protect your brain, too.

New Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Near FDA Approval

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, clinical trials, Dr. Steven Nissen, heart, heart disease, heart health, LDL, PCSK9, PCSK9 inhibitors, statins

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.

6 Easy Steps to Healthy Burgers You’ll Love (Infographic)

6 Easy Steps to Healthy Burgers You’ll Love (Infographic)

Tags: burger, grilling, infographic, summer

You don’t want to heat up the kitchen — or clean pots and pans. The solution? Fire up the grill and throw on some burgers for a quick meal with minimal fuss. Keep in mind that the quality of your ingredients determines whether you’re serving a healthy meal to your family, or one that’s loaded

Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Do Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Matter?

Tags: cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, dietary guidelines, Dr. Rocco, eggs, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, refined sugars

Diet implications of the new cholesterol guidelines focus more on carbs and sugar vs. fats. Here’s why.

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How Your Height Affects Your Risk of Heart Disease

Tags: genes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, height

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.


Ablation May Be Best Option for Your AFib

Tags: atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation, pulmonary vein antrium isolation, Walid Saliba MD

A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have heart failure and an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) yields better outcomes than treating them with a medication to improve heart rhythms.

Healthy Lifestyle

7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Heart-Healthy

Tags: exercise and heart health, health choices, heart-healthy lifestyle, heart-healthy recipes, vegetables

Choices you make every day about diet and exercise play a major role in your heart health. Here are seven ways to make good choices easier.

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Tags: cancer, diabetes, fruits and vegetables, heart disease, lunchmeat, meat, obesity, red meat, saturated fat, stroke, vegan, vegetarian

If you'd like to cut down or eliminate your consumption of meat, but you're not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays.