Seriously Blocked Arteries: When to Call for Help (Video)

What happens when coronary artery disease is detected early in life? That depends on how serious the artery blockage is and how fast it worsens. In this white board session, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Umesh N. Khot, MD, shows how blocked arteries can progress, what signs to look for and when to call for help. Previous … Read More

Explaining Coronary Artery Disease (Video)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart grow narrow because of blockages. Usually, the buildup in arteries occurs over time, and shortness of breath or chest pain signal that something’s wrong. In this white board session, Cleveland Clinic’s Umesh N. Khot, MD, explains the … Read More

Understanding the Major Heart Arteries (Video)

The coronary artery is the superhighway to the heart, giving it the blood supply it needs to pump nutrients and blood to the rest of the body. In this white board session, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Umesh N. Khot, MD, shows important heart arteries, how they work and why blocked arteries are a cause for serious concern.

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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