Heart Disease

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There’s More to Heart Disease Risk Than Cholesterol

If you’ve had your cholesterol checked, you might wonder how important your cholesterol levels are for determining heart disease risk. It’s just one of many factors.

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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 10 years ago celebrates her 104th birthday.

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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: What's the Difference?

People often confuse heart attack and cardiac arrest. In short, heart attack is a plumbing issue. Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical issue.

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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.

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