No. 2 Innovation: Cancer Treatment Gets Personal (Video)

Cleveland Clinic asked more than 100 of its top experts about the innovations set to reshape healthcare in the coming year. These are their answers — the Top 10 Innovations for 2014. Too often, men and women hear the words “prostate cancer,” “breast cancer,” or “colorectal cancer” from their doctor and immediately think the worst. … Read More

Heart Failure Revealed in a Single Breath

Heart failure can be detected in a single exhaled breath, according to a new study lead by Cleveland Clinic’s Raed Dweik, MD, of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. Results of the study appear in the April 2 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The thousands of molecules found in our breath … Read More

Breast Cancer Survivor Treated for Heart Issue

Thirteen years ago, Kim Sander received her first breast cancer diagnosis. A decade later, she found out the cancer medication she was put on in 2008 was causing heart problems. “Patients’ hearts should be monitored by a cardiologist throughout their cancer treatment.” “I knew that the medication I was on could affect the heart, but … Read More

What is an EKG? (Video)

EKG is short for electrocardiogram, and it’s the most common heart test. The EKG provides an immediate snapshot of what’s going on in the heart. An EKG helps doctors find out if the heart is beating too quickly or slowly, or whether the heart is under stress from not enough blood flow. In this whiteboard … Read More

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A Champion Against Cancer

Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) isn’t a household name, and not just because it’s a tongue twister. Few people encounter this very rare type of vascular cancer. Still, hundreds of U.S. adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with EHE each year. “We’ve already got the project under way, and we fully expect to cure this disease,” says … Read More

Lipid Testing With a Side of Breakfast?

You’re sitting in the waiting room, wondering if the gurgles and growls coming from your stomach after your overnight fast are really as loud as you think they are, as you politely yet awkwardly avoid eye contact with other patients. If you’ve had your blood drawn for a lipid profile to check the levels of … Read More

The Annual Checkup: What Test Results Mean (Video)

Cardiologist David Frid, MD, did a segment on the local Channel 3 show “Live on Lakeside” about the standard tests doctors will order during your yearly checkup and what they mean. They are looking for the typical health issues people may have. Watch Dr. Frid’s “Live on Lakeside” interview to learn what you should know … Read More

Heart Health After Age 50

Many like to have a cardiac exam in their 50s and beyond. You will want to know your cholesterol levels and blood pressure. If you are otherwise healthy, it is not a good idea to do a stress test. Here’s why. 

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Inflammation Ups Heart Disease Risk

Take this to heart: A new test that detects inflammation in the body can help predict whether some people are at risk for heart attack and stroke. It’s not a cholesterol test, but it’s just as easy (and usually covered by insurance). Research shows it is at least as accurate at predicting risk. Meet the … Read More