Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

“Door-To-Balloon” Time May be Critical

While the world’s best runners compete for gold medals at the Olympics this month, cardiologists are focused on the race for the best “door-to-balloon” time. When you experience the symptoms of heart attack, you need to get to a well-equipped hospital emergency room fast, so that treatment protocols can be implemented to save precious heart … Read More

An Aspirin a Day? (Video)

Should you take an aspirin every day to help prevent heart attack? For many years, some doctors recommended that patients, particularly men over the age of 50, take a daily aspirin to protect against heart attack. Today, however, if you’re healthy and don’t have heart disease, a daily aspirin isn’t necessary. More recent evidence suggests … Read More