Heart Disease

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More Young Adults Developing Heart Disease

An alarming trend in heart disease has taken hold among younger adults. The incidence of heart attacks in people under age 40 is on the rise.

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Heart Patient at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Celebrates 104th Birthday

A woman who had aortic valve replacement surgery at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute ten years ago celebrates her 104th birthday.

Stacey Mazzurco and DeAnn Bartram

Genetic Testing Helps Woman Beat Inherited Cardiomyopathy

Heart patient DeAnn Bartram has a good prognosis after genetic testing helps identify her hereditary arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy – a condition that claimed the lives of her two sisters.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

People often confuse heart attack and cardiac arrest. A heart attack can sometimes trigger sudden cardiac arrest, but most do not.

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Heart Inflammation in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 is known to cause a variety of cardiovascular problems in some patients. Among them is inflammation of the heart muscle.

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Research Links Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers estimate that pollution was responsible for nine million deaths worldwide in 2019, 5.1 million of which were due to cardiovascular disease.

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New Staging Proposal Portrays Heart Failure as More Preventable, Manageable Illness

The new approach may lead more patients to seek out the specific expertise of a heart failure specialist, which can lead to better management of the condition and improved outcomes for the patient.

William Moulton and Anjan Gupta, MD

How One Doctor Saved a Patient's Life – Twice

William Moulton of Ravenna received his first cardiac intervention at UH Portage, then returned five years later needing a thrombectomy.

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