Heart & Vascular

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Be Risk Factor for Heart Disease

Inflammation is part of a complex process by which the body responds to injury, irritants or damaged cells in an attempt to eliminate the threat and begin to repair the affected tissue. It can occur anywhere in the body and is a function of the...

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IBD and Heart Attacks

University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute researchers Muhammad Panhwar, MD, and Mahazarin Ginwalla, MD, recently led a study that suggests a strong link between gut health and heart health. Their findings are the result of an...

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Know Your Risk of Heart Attack In 10 Minutes or Less

Are you a heart attack waiting to happen? A simple X-ray procedure called calcium scoring can give you a good idea of your heart attack risk.

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Why Congenital Heart Defects Often Are Not Life-Threatening

There are many types of congenital heart defects, ranging from those that pose a relatively small threat to the health of the child to those that require special medical care right after birth.

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Young Women Can Have Heart Disease Too

Young women aren't usually associated with heart disease. But each year, 35,000 women under age 50 have a heart attack. Know the warning signs of heart disease.

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The Link Between Belly Fat and Cardiovascular Disease

Research has shown a strong link between waistline fat and cardiovascular disease, as well as other chronic conditions. Learn how reducing your belly fat can improve your health.

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