The Big 6 Heart Medications

Physicians today have an arsenal of medications they can prescribe to help their patients in the battle against heart disease. If you are a heart patient, you can expect to be taking one or more of these highly effective medications. As a heart patient, it’s important to understand what each medication does and how to … Read More

Dr. Nissen: How He Stays Heart Healthy

Patients ask me what I do to lower my risk for heart disease. These are some simple things that everyone can do to lower their risk of heart disease and heart attack. It’s worth the extra effort because it really does make a difference.

Twitter Chat with Dr. Nissen

Wish you could chat with one of the world’s leading cardiologists? You can! Steven Nissen, MD, chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the hit book Heart 411 is here for you every month, beginning this Wednesday, August 15, at noon. Join our Twitter chat #CCHeart

The Fact That Still Amazes Us

The Beating Edge hears lots of medical facts. But the one that still amazes us is this: Heart disease is largely preventable. The most common cause of death in the developed world doesn’t for the most part have to happen. “Understanding how to prevent heart disease is not rocket science,” write Cleveland Clinic’s A. Marc … Read More

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More Kisses for Chocolate

Could this be too good to be true? Eating chocolate to prevent heart disease death and it’s cost effective too? A new study claims to show that eating dark chocolate can have a positive and long-term effect on your health? A group of Australian researchers, looked at 2013 people with comparable cardiovascular risk profiles. They … Read More

Coffee Study “Junk Science”

TBE has nothing against coffee. But a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine  gave us pause. The study found an association between coffee drinking and longer life. “As compared with men who did not drink coffee, men who drank 6 or more cups of coffee per day had a 10% lower risk … Read More

A Futuristic Look at Healthcare and Heart Care

We all know that someday we’ll all be driving flying cars, fully prepared meals will come out of a slot in the wall, and families will winter on Venus. But what about heart care? What does the future hold in regards to treatment for the most common cause of death and disability? Cleveland Clinic experts … Read More

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Heart Health Twitter Quiz: Women and Heart Attack

True or False: Most women do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Chest pain is the most common heart attack symptom in women and in men. While women are slightly more likely to have atypical chest pain … Read More