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How Do Blood Pressure Medications Work?

High blood pressure affects nearly half of adults. Learn more about the many medications and how they work in the body.

Father Fred in his office

Routine Testing Before Back Surgery Reveals Major Heart Blockages

Northeast Ohio priest, Father Fred Pausche, was ready to move ahead with surgery to address his back problems. Routine pre-op testing, however, alerted his care team to major heart problems that required immediate intervention.

Very Low Risk of Heart Issues After COVID-19 Vaccination

A recent study found that the risk of heart inflammation in people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 is extremely low.

Illustration of the WATCHMAN Device

Next-Generation Devices for AFib Offer an Alternative to Blood Thinners

A minimally invasive procedure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of stroke and provides a promising alternative to blood thinners for many patients.

A young adult male clutching his chest

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.

A heart shape on an electrocardiogram with a stethoscope

Rewiring the Heart: Catheter Ablation for AFib

A minimally invasive procedure called catheter ablation can stabilize the heart and offers an alternative to medication.

Kathleen Black proudly displays her tattoo

UH Heart Surgeon Leaves a Lasting Mark on His Patient

After undergoing surgery to replace her faulty aortic valve, 55-year-old Kathleen Black is so impressed and happy with the care she received from her UH heart surgeon, she tattoos his name on her arm.

A smiling Anita Nickel outdoors

After Decades of Unsuccessful Treatments, Woman Finds Relief from Painful Varicose Veins

For years, Anita Nickel was told that compression stockings were the only treatment option for her severe leg pain. Ultimately, she turned to the vascular experts at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute for solutions and relief.

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