Warfarin Won’t Go Away

Got a question about blood thinners? John Bartholomew, MD, head of Vascular Medicine and director of the Thrombosis Center will be holding a web chat on the topic on Wednesday, June 27th. Go to www.clevelandclinic.org/webchat to register. (You can start asking questions as early as June 26.) Don’t miss this chance to consult a leading … Read More

Pericarditis and Pericardial Condition Web Chat today

Many people have a condition called pericarditis – or may have other conditions such as infections, cysts, or effusions affecting the pericardium. Cardiologist Dr. Klein and Heart Surgeon Dr. Johnston will be answering questions about this topic today at noon (EST). Register now and begin to ask questions. They will be answered at 12 noon … Read More

Thoracic Surgery Web Chat Friday

Thoracic Surgeons treat a variety of patients that require surgery on the lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Areas of focus for thoracic surgeons are lung cancer, severe emphysema, lung transplant, pectus excavatum, cancer of the esophagus, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernias, swallowing disorders such as achalasia and excess sweating, usually … Read More

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FMD Web Chat Wednesday

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an uncommon disorder often found in women between ages 30 and 50, but may also occur in children and the elderly. It can be difficult to diagnose, but while there isn’t a cure, it can be treated effectively. Don’t miss this opportunity to chat with an expert in diagnosis and treatment … Read More

Got the blues?

It is common for someone to feel sad or depressed after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or procedure, recent hospitalization, or new diagnosis of heart disease. These emotions may be the result of not knowing what to expect or not being able to do simple tasks without becoming overly tired. In addition, other emotions may … Read More

Chest Hurts. Heart Okay. Now What?

Chest pain is scary. It’s a symptom of heart attack. But if your tests come back negative for heart disease, you may wonder: What’s wrong with me? Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Curtis Rimmerman, MD, author of The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks, has some ideas. He talks about them in this exclusive TBE video. (If … Read More

Questions About Marfan Syndrome or Aorta Disease?

Marfan Syndrome is a condition that affects the connective tissue of the body and causes damage to the heart, aorta, and other parts of the body. It is caused by a gene defect and in most cases, the condition is inherited. This complex condition requires a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and a specialized and experienced … Read More

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Do you have atrial fibrillation? Don’t miss this opportunity

The most common irregular heart rhythm is called Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Over 2 million Americans are affected by AFib and it is responsible for 15% of all strokes. Treatment options for atrial fibrillation may include medications, lifestyle changes, ablation procedures, electrical devices or … Read More

Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation? Don’t Miss This Opportunity

The most common irregular heart rhythm is called Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Over 2 million Americans are affected by AFib and it is responsible for 15% of all strokes. Treatment options for atrial fibrillation may include medications, lifestyle changes, ablation procedures, electrical devices or … Read More