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Love Your Heart: A Cleveland Clinic Podcast
10 minutes | 2 days ago
Will Vitamin C and Zinc help your COVID symptoms?
Dr. Milind Desai describes the results of a study performed during this COVID pandemic, looking at patients with symptoms of COVID who were not sick enough to be in the hospital. The question he answered was: Does vitamin C and/or zinc reduce the duration or severity of symptoms in patients diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
29 minutes | 10 days ago
Valve Disease Awareness Day
If you have valve disease you may have questions about symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatments. In honor of Valve Disease Awareness Day, valve specialists Dr. Paul Cremer and Dr. Christine Jellis answer questions they often get from patients about valve disease.
10 minutes | 16 days ago
Heart failure awareness week: Heart Failure Update
Heart failure is very common affecting millions of Americans. Surgeon Dr. Edward Soltesz and Cardiologist Dr. Jerry Estep talk about heart failure symptoms, how heart failure is classified to guide treatment, and innovations in heart care including new medications, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), and transplant.
7 minutes | 23 days ago
Eat heart healthy diet in 2021
How can you eat more heart healthy this year? Is vegan the way to go? Do you need to cut out oils in your diet? Has COVID has made an impact on how you are eating? Julia Zumpano RD, LD Preventive Cardiology dietitian provides helpful tips and gets us back on track toward heart healthy 2021.
13 minutes | a month ago
Heart Month: What do you know about COVID and your heart?
Every year to celebrate Heart Month, Cleveland Clinic performs a survey to see what people know about heart disease. This year’s focus was COVID. Dr. Leslie Cho and Dr. Jerry Estep present the survey findings – highlighting what people should know about heart care during the pandemic, how COVID affects the heart, and what heart patients should know about the COVID vaccine
2 minutes | a month ago
Does dental health affect your heart?
Pacemakers and defibrillators are both cardiac implantable electronic devices – they are used to protect the heart from slow heart rhythms, fast heart rhythms, and in some cases help the heart pump better. Dr. Bruce Wilkoff, Director of Cardiac Pacing & Tachyarrhythmia Devices at the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, explains the differences in these devices.
3 minutes | a month ago
Pacemakers and Defibrillators: What’s the difference?
Pacemakers and defibrillators are both cardiac implantable electronic devices – they are used to protect the heart from slow heart rhythms, fast heart rhythms, and in some cases help the heart pump better. Dr. Bruce Wilkoff, Director: Cardiac Pacing & Tachyarrhythmia Devices explains the differences in these devices.
5 minutes | 2 months ago
Microvessel Disease and Coronary Spasm
Have you been told you have microvascular coronary disease? Do you have chest pain but told you do not have coronary artery disease by cardiac cath? There are new ways to diagnose microvessel disease that help doctors guide treatment. Dr. Khaled Ziada, a specialist in microvascular disease and coronary spasm, talks about this condition, risk factors, how it’s diagnosed, and how treatment is planned to address symptoms.
5 minutes | 2 months ago
How you can get heart healthy in 2021
It’s 2021! Time for New Year’s resolutions - or making changes (you can keep) to be healthier in the New Year. Preventive cardiologist Dr. Luke Laffin talks about heart healthy goals for 2021 – as well as tips to get there during the challenges of COVID.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Oral anticoagulation vs. Watchman in non-valvular atrial fibrillation
Patients often ask why they need to be on an anticoagulant after ablation – or – if they can have a Watchman device at the same time as an ablation. Drs. Saliba and Wazni discuss the answers to these questions. The OPTION trial is looking at the safety and effectiveness of the Watchman device (left atrial appendage closure) vs. oral anticoagulant medications in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
What's new in heart research?
Dr. Steve Nissen talks about three trials presented at the 2020 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions: the STRENGTH trial, which looked at omega 3 fatty acid’s impact on cardiovascular events, the STOP AF trial that studied medication vs. ablation in treating patients with new onset atrial fibrillation; and the RHAPSODY trial, which looked at the drug rilonacept in the treatment of recurrent pericarditis. He also provides his take on a couple additional trials looking at statin intolerance and a polypill for heart disease.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
Ask the Heart Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease Part 2
This two part program answers questions sent in by participants about coronary artery disease. This session answers questions about treatments for coronary artery disease including when certain procedures should be done, what is the best type of procedure for different patients and what you should know post procedure for the best outcomes.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Ask the Heart Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease Part 1
This two part program answers all your questions about Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Part 1 answers questions about what is coronary artery disease and microvessel disease; symptoms of CAD; how this disease is diagnosed (and what you should know about the different types of tests); and medical management of CAD including medications and risk factors for primary and secondary prevention
12 minutes | 3 months ago
Recurrent Pericarditis? New treatment shows promise
Patients with pericarditis may be on various medications to prevent episodes from recurring. Dr. Allan Klein, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Pericardial Disease Center, provides the results of the RHAPSODY trial that looked at a new medication (Rilonacept) vs. placebo for patients with pericarditis. He talks about the exciting results of this study and what this may mean for patients in the future.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Lung Cancer: What you should know
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Cleveland Clinic specialists talk about symptoms of lung cancer, how lung cancer is detected, what diagnostic tests are used to stage lung cancer or determine best treatment, and what patients should know about treatment options. 15 percent of patients who have lung cancer never smoked – so it is important to know the symptoms and talk to your doctor. Early detection is important – as well as a team approach for best outcomes.
8 minutes | 4 months ago
Should you participate in a clinical trial?
Clinical research is important to make progress in medicine. Dr. Nissen, Chief Academic Officer of the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute, describes what you should know about randomized clinic trials and how they are being conducted during the time of COVID. When your provider approaches you about clinical research, take a moment to listen. Ask questions about the benefits and risks of trial participation. Dr. Nissen talks about benefits you may not have thought of.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery FAQs
When patients are scheduled for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) they have many questions. Dr. Faisal Bakaeen, Director of the Coronary Artery Bypass Center answers: What is coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery? Who are best candidates for CABG? What are the types of grafts used and how do they differ? What type of incisions are used? Is there a difference between on pump and off pump bypass surgery? What other options are there for treatment? What can patients expect if they have coronary artery bypass surgery at Cleveland Clinic?
12 minutes | 5 months ago
If you are at risk for losing a limb, learn how you can prevent amputation. If you have been told you need an amputation, there may be actions you can take to prevent limb loss. A team approach involving experts in care are needed to provide a tailored approach. Vascular surgeon Dr. Lee Kirksey provides an overview of what is involved in caring for a patient whose limb is at risk and the techniques available. #PADAwareness
9 minutes | 5 months ago
Women and Heart Disease – New Guidelines
New guidelines on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women were released in 2020, highlighting new risk factors special to women. Dr. Leslie Cho, Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center and Co-Section Head, Preventive Cardiology, talks about how your pregnancy or having auto-immune disease may be related to future heart disease. She also talks about the treatment of traditional risk factors in women.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness
As part of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month, learn the symptoms of PAD, risk factors, and special considerations for patients with diabetes. Vascular surgeon, Dr. Lee Kirksey talks about what you should ask your doctor and treatment for PAD – most patients do not need surgery but good medical care and lifestyle changes – but – diagnosis and treatment are important. #PADAwareness
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