Not all enlarged hearts are life threatening. Sometimes they’re a harmless effect of athletic training, known as “athlete’s heart.” Sports cardiology experts can tell the difference.
Beta-blockers are some of the most effective medications for treating heart failure. While side effects and determining dosage can make their use difficult, abruptly stopping them is dangerous.
Cleveland Clinic physicains helped develop a new rigid sternal closure device that may help minimize pain and potential closure complications after open heart surgery. Learn how this new, innovative device works.
We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.
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Smartphones and power lines can interfere with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. However, while possible, problems are unlikely, say two studies.
A Cleveland Clinic heart surgeon shares general guidelines on when to resume certain activities after heart surgery.
Minimally invasive approaches dominate isolated valve surgery at Cleveland Clinic, where the entire cardiac surgical team offers expertise in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
For years saturated fats have been considered a health hazard but now researchers are raising questions about whether they’re as harmful as originally thought
A minimally invasive technique for aortic valve replacement has emerged as one of the most exciting innovations in heart care in decades. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) allows doctors to insert a prosthetic valve inside a damaged valve in the cath lab. It’s a lifesaving option for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), for whom … Read More
Revamp your favorite Italian recipes with heart-healthy cooking tips from Cleveland Clinic nutrition experts.