Heart & Vascular

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How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

Katrina Cox gives the thumbs up with Dr. James Cireddu at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Holistic Approach to Bariatric Surgery Help Prepares for Heart Valve Replacement

Katrina Cox of Bedford is now a healthier and more active mother and grandmother, thanks to a whole-health approach for care at University Hospitals.

A smiling Abby and her family

Heart Surgery Before and After Birth

After surgery, Abby was a new baby. She had more energy and strength, and her sweet personality really started to shine.

John and Spidey recover from open-heart surgery

Fear of Doctors Turns Into Trust

Sensing young John's anxiety, the doctor stood in the doorway and talked to him from there. At their fourth interaction, he finally allowed her to examine him.

Smiling Clayden recovers from his heart procedure

Less Than a Year Old and Two Major Heart Surgeries

Clayden was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS, a severe congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped.

doctor listens to girl's heart as mother stands nearby

Your Child Has a Heart Murmur: What You Need To Know

In many cases, heart murmurs are not serious and do not affect a child’s health, but in rare cases, the heart murmur can be a sign of a serious condition.

David Diaz stands on a treadmill

Respiratory Therapist Breathes Easy After Heart Attack

David Diaz was awakened in the middle of the night by a tingling sensation in his arm. Thinking that he must’ve slept on it wrong, he tried to shake it off. But it got progressively worse and was followed by sweating and chest pain.

Z with his mother

Quick Action Saves Life of Young Athlete with Congenital Heart Condition

The star athlete, called Z by his friends and family, collapsed in the locker room at the start of halftime.

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