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Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Posted 9/14/2017 by UHBlog

Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Follow these 7 steps to reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Don’t Cross Your Heart

Posted 6/13/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Cross Your Heart

Find out more about how online heart disease risk-assessment tools can be a starting point for better heart health.

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Getting Pregnant With Congenital Heart Disease

Posted 5/22/2017 by UHBlog

Getting Pregnant With Congenital Heart Disease

Is pregnancy safe for women with congenital heart disease? Read about a new AHA report offering guidance.

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When Hearts Grow Up

Posted 2/10/2017 by UHBlog

When Hearts Grow Up: Helping Your Child Plan for Life with Congenital Heart Disease

It is important to teach children with congenital heart disease about their limitations and how to manage their health as they become more independent.

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Don't Get Stent Out of Shape

Posted 2/9/2017 by UHBlog

Don't Get Stent Out of Shape

UH is one of the first hospitals in the country to use a new kind of absorbable stent for treating heart disease patients.

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What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks

Posted 1/26/2017 by UHBlog

What Type of Athletes Are at Greater Risk for Heart Attacks?

While endurance sports do not bring on heart attacks in otherwise healthy people, certain categories of athletes may be more at risk.

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Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Reveals Early-Stage Heart Disease

Posted 1/6/2017 by UHBlog

Calcium Scoring

A simple test can help determine your risk for a heart attack.

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How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Posted 8/17/2016 by UHBlog

How Mammograms Can Reveal Heart Disease

Did you know the screening test may uncover heart disease?

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7 Ways to Avoid Heart Attack and Stroke If You Have Diabetes

Posted 7/20/2016 by UHBlog

7 Ways to Avoid Heart Attack and Stroke If You Have Diabetes

People with diabetes should take their condition to heart – literally.

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New Novel Technology Changes the Way Heart Disease is Managed

Posted 4/26/2016 by UHBlog

New Novel Technology Changes the Way Heart Disease is Managed

Advances make monitoring easier and more comfortable.

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What Is HeartMath and Why Does it Matter?

Posted 2/23/2016 by UHBlog

What Is HeartMath and Why Does it Matter?

Learn how to effectively react to stress and improve your long-term wellness.

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New Heart and Vascular Treatment Options for High-Risk Patients

Posted 1/20/2016 by UHBlog

Newer technologies are leading to less invasive ways to treat heart conditions. Ask us how these advances can help you. In the past, if you needed open heart surgery, you could expect to undergo traditional surgery and a long recovery. Now, advanced minimally invasive approaches are making it easier to treat heart and vascular conditions without open surgery. For patients who might not be candidates for open surgery, this is especially good news, says interventional cardiologist Marco Costa, MD...

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Heart Disease and Family History

Posted 1/15/2016 by UHBlog

Many serious cardiac conditions are inherited or the result of genetic abnormalities. Talk to us about preventing heart disease. Take a quick look at the death notices in today’s newspaper. Statistics suggest that about a quarter of those people died of heart disease. In fact, heart disease impacts men and women equally and is the most common cause of death among both genders. Many cardiac problems occur from lifestyle choices, like smoking, poor diet or lack of exercise. Other conditions...

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A Dip in Performance May Be a Sign of Something Serious

Posted 10/12/2015 by UHBlog

Learn how undiagnosed heart conditions may be affecting your athletic performance. Ask us. Has your get-up-and-go suddenly got up and gone? Are you unable to complete a workout that used to be a piece of cake? Or, are your race times getting slower? These could be warning signs of an underlying cardiovascular problem, says cardiologist Barry Effron, MD. Heart conditions can affect athletes of all stripes, regardless of age, gender or physical fitness. “Heart disease is the leading cause of...

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Cholesterol: The Real Truth

Posted 7/29/2015 by UHBlog

Everyone needs cholesterol, but knowing how much you have can save your life. Ask us. For most of us, when we hear the word, "cholesterol," we often think it means something bad or unhealthy. But in reality, your body needs a small amount of cholesterol to function properly. It's when we eat too much of it or our bodies overproduce it, that problems develop. According to cardiologist Barry Effron, MD, too much cholesterol in your bloodstream clogs your blood vessels and increases your risk of h...

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Heart Disease: Myths vs. Facts

Posted 5/15/2015 by UHBlog

Heart disease doesn’t affect all women alike and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. Ask us. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. There are a lot of myths about heart disease in women. Cardiac electrophysiologist Judith Mackall, MD, president of the Cleveland chapter of the American Heart Association, talks about these myths – and tells you the facts – so you can lower your risk for this deadly disea...

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10 Tests Every Man Should Get

Posted 4/28/2015 by UHBlog

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your doctor, it’s probably time to schedule an appointment. Are you one of those guys who hasn't visited your doctor in years? You are not alone. Even though early detection saves lives, one-fourth of all men blow off seeing their doctors each year. But, considering the consequences of letting disease run amok, taking time out for those annual checkups should be a priority, says internal medicine specialist Roy Buchinsky, MD. While you may...

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Want a Healthy Heart? Have More Sex

Posted 2/24/2015 by jsudo

If you have questions or concerns about your sexual health, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Do you want a healthy heart? Make more love, says psychologist Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD. "A healthy sexual relationship can benefit your heart health in a variety of ways," she says. "First of all, good sex in a relationship plays a powerful role in maintaining the health of a long-term relationship. The downstream effect of a happy and satisfying relationship is less negative stress and more posit...

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3 Big Ways to Love Your Heart

Posted 2/17/2014 by UHBlog

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death in America. “The most common heart disease,” explains Judith Mackall, MD, “is coronary artery disease or plaque formation within the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle.” This dangerous condition can lead to myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. The good news is that heart disease is preventable, and there are specific steps you can take on a daily basis to improve your heart health. 1. Lim...

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