Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Surprised? It causes about 25 percent of women’s deaths each year in the United States. Holly Thacker, MD, discusses how to lower your risk.
Find out how the mitral valve works in this whiteboard session led by Cleveland Clinic thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD.
The popular antibiotic azithromycin prescribed for respiratory, ear and skin infections could stop a normally beating heart in patients with a prolonged QT interval.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive technique for replacing a diseased aortic heart valve that is bringing hope to high risk patients.
Trans-septal punctures have been performed for more than 50 years without significant technological advances. In the wake of an unsuccessful procedure, Samir Kapadia, MD, sought a better solution.
A diagnosis of an enlarged heart in athletes may be a serious medical issue – or just a byproduct of an active lifestyle. The challenge for physicians is differentiating between the two.
Most patients with retrievable IVC filters never get the device removed. In most cases, this is not a problem—but there is some risk associated with leaving a retrievable filter in.
New research at Cleveland Clinic suggests that patients who’ve had heart surgery after chest radiation to treat cancer have almost double the risk of experiencing cardiac event.
Take heart, meat eaters: A research study unveiled that it’s not necessarily the fat in steak that could clog arteries and cause heart disease, but rather a nutrient called carnitine.
IVC filters are an option for patients who don’t respond to blood thinners and others who need serious prevention against blood clots. Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Clair, MD, explains more.