Private Matters

“Love your blog!” said one of our caregivers at the Miller Family & Vascular Institute. “If you ask me, The Beating Edge would be the perfect place to answer what seems to be one of the burning questions of our time.” Burning question? “Yes, something that patients need to know, and that we get bugged … Read More

When Time is Muscle

If you’re having a heart attack you need to get to a hospital, fast. And not just any hospital. A hospital that can give you an emergency angioplasty. Heart attacks are caused by blockages of the coronary arteries. An angioplasty snakes a little balloon up through your blood vessels and inflates it at the site … Read More

From Pericarditis to Completing a Half Marathon

We asked Justin Mohler if he would allow us to post this letter of thanks to Dr. Klein. During our web chat in July, so many people asked about pericarditis, I am sure people would be happy to know Mr. Mohler completed a 1/2 marathon one year after beginning treatment. Thanks for sharing your story. … Read More

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Music as a Soothing and Healing Instrument

Our last entry by Austin Petsche, a junior from Western Reserve Academy, and our student volunteer this summer at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. He was a guest blogger over the summer and covered places to see in the Heart and Vascular Institute. For all those music lovers out there, the Gus P. Karos Grand Lobby … Read More

Aspirin: Take it Without a Break

If you’ve been popping an aspirin a day on doctor’s orders, here’s a new order: Don’t stop.  A new study shows that patients with a history of heart disease who drop their aspirin-a-day regimen increase their risk of a heart attack by as much as 60 percent. “This study highlights the importance of staying on … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Nurse Saves Boy From Drowning

While relaxing at the Fox Meadows Country Club pool in Medina on a sunny summer day, Cleveland Clinic nurse Susan Kalucis, CNP, was hardly expecting to deal with any of the fast-paced activity she sees daily in the Cardiothoracic Outpatient department. It ended up being a very different “day-off” when Kalucis and her friend Lisa … Read More

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Week 2: The Marriage of Art and Science

Austin Petsche, a junior from Western Reserve Academy, is a student volunteer this summer in the Heart and Vascular Institute . While here Austin wrote his insights on things to see and do in and around the institute. Here is the next installment of his weekly write up.  You may not realize that art and medicine … Read More

Student Snapshots of the Heart and Vascular Institute: Week 1

Austin Petsche, a junior from Western Reserve Academy, is a student volunteer this summer at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. He will be guest blogging over the next few weeks about places to see in the Heart and Vascular Institute. Before walking into the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute I didn’t know … Read More