As we continue to make advancements in medicine, there are more heart operations we can do through a mini-or small-incision approach. This allows for faster healing and less recuperation time.
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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.
The heart muscle weakens with heart disease. For those with unrelieved chest pain from angina and heart failure, Enhanced External Counterpulsation therapy could help.
Performing surgery without the use of donated blood is resulting in better patient outcomes and savings for medical institutions like Cleveland Clinic.
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.
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.
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.
Hybrid heart procedures combine traditional and minimally invasive treatments to offer patients the best available options. Cleveland Clinic's Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, explains.
Deciding whether now is the time to operate on a descending aortic aneurysm depends on a number of factors, including the size and growth rate of the diseased area.
It’s time to operate on an ascending aortic aneurysm when the risk of the aneurysm causing a life-threatening complication is greater than the risk of having surgery. Eric Roselli, MD, draws out the options.