If three of your coronary arteries or your left main coronary artery are diseased, you’re better off with bypass surgery than with angioplasty and stenting. That’s what a 2017 study reveals. A Cleveland Clinic study author explains why.
Heart disease causes more U.S. deaths yearly than all types of cancer combined. Yet myths about heart disease and its prevention persist. Discover the facts behind the fiction.
Drug-coated balloons are the newest way to treat peripheral artery disease. Research shows they’re more effective than regular balloon angioplasty. But how do they compare to stents and other treatment options?
When individuals are seeking relief from the symptoms of chronic stable angina, in which exercise or stress can cause chest pain, they are faced with three options for treatment: medications, angioplasty and stent, or heart surgery. A new JAMA Internal Medicine study suggests that patients may not always get enough information from their doctors to … Read More
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Cardiologists have long wondered if they should treat older patients as aggressively as they do younger ones. A new study shows that for at least one segment of the 80-and-over demographic, they should consider it. In a study that was presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in March, doctors from Norway reported that … Read More
If you have diabetes and need treatment for chronic static angina — the kind that causes chest pain from exertion — you should know about new national guidelines for treatment. The new guidelines advise doctors on the best ways to open coronary blockages in people with diabetes and were released by the American College of … Read More