Heart disease is usually associated with chest pressure or tightness and shortness of breath. Surprisingly, though, some women never experience these typical symptoms—instead, they may have back pain or feel fatigued.
While awareness is increasing that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women, younger women may think that statistic doesn’t apply to them. They’re wrong. In this video, Dr. Leslie Cho explains why.
Many people think that taking vitamins and other supplements can support their heart health, but the opposite may be true. None have been proven to help, and some could even be dangerous.
Surgery to repair your mitral valve, one of the heart’s four valves that keeps blood pumping efficiently, is higher-tech than ever. At Cleveland Clinic, which has the world’s greatest experience with mitral valve repair, robotically assisted surgery is now an option for many patients—and you could be one of them, depending on your surgeon’s assessment … Read More
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Has your doctor told you have minor blockages in your coronary arteries? If you’ve had a heart catheterization for blockages your doctor determined are too minor to require a stent or bypass surgery, it’s still important not to ignore chest pain.
If you’ve noticed that your cardiologist’s or internist’s advice about how to keep your heart healthy changes over time, you’re not alone. Clinical guidelines are based on the most current evidence-based medicine. So if your doctor tells you at one visit that you need a certain diagnostic test or medication and at the next one … Read More
It’s your physical and your doctor is coming at you with a cold stethoscope, ready to listen to your heart. But what does your heart have to say? Potentially, a lot. Comprised of four chambers and four valves, one of the heart’s most important jobs is to keep blood flowing in one direction. The valves … Read More
Learn about radiation-induced heart disease and what can be done about it. Our expert explains.
Say the word “tumor” and one of the last places you probably think of it occurring is in the heart. Although rare, cardiac tumors occur in approximately 1 in every 2,000 people. Tumors can and do originate in the heart or heart valves. When cardiologists talk about risk factors for these tumors, there just isn’t … Read More
Understanding inflammation will go a long way in helping your heart. Our expert explains.