A patient shares his story about a new minimally invasive thoracic procedure that would not only cure his ailment, but also provide him with a swift and relatively pain-free recovery.
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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.
New heart guidelines take a dramatic turn, recommending greatly increased use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
Most patients with cardiovascular disease don’t take their recommended medications long-term. What if their medicines for coronary disease and stroke were combined into one ‘superpill’?
Receiving radiation to the chest to treat cancer may increase the risk of developing heart issues later in life. Cardiac surgeon Bruce Lytle, MD, explains what to look out for and how a specialist called a cardio-oncologist can help.
Cardio-oncology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on heart conditions in patients who are undergoing cancer treatments. Dr. Karen James explains why close monitoring is crucial during chemotherapy.
Statins lower cholesterol to prevent heart attack and stroke. A study looked at muscle discomfort on statins and exercise. Our expert says a different regimen relieves muscle symptoms in two-thirds of patients.
Want to lower heart surgery risks? Look in the mirror. These days, It's more about your health rather than the type of surgery done. Lower your risk factors by following these basic steps.
Pericardial disease is a disease of the sac that surrounds your heart. It can be a serious condition, and making the right diagnosis is part of the challenge of treating it correctly.
Statins help lower cholesterol levels and cardiovascular risk for many people, but if you are sensitive to the drug, studies show taking a "drug vacation" every other day can help prevent side effects.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart failure, your cardiologist will do a work-up to determine the cause and severity. This information will help shape your treatment plan.