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The Gut of Heart Problems

Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute is searching the underbelly for the unexplainable reasons for cardiovascular disease. Genetics aren’t totally responsible. And we’re not sure why some seemingly healthy people suffer from heart failure. But chew on this: Cleveland Clinic is finding out that altered metabolism, including from the microbes that reside in the gut, could be a culprit.

Severely Obese Children Are Starting To Develop Symptoms Of Heart Disease

Severely Obese Children Are Starting To Develop Symptoms Of Heart Disease
Heart disease is affecting a much younger demographic than previously thought. According to a new Dutch study, children as young as 2 years old are exhibiting symptoms of heart disease.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:51:48 -0700
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Joint Replacement Boosts Heart Attack Risk Right After Surgery: Study

18 Innovations: Mitral Valve Repair System

Damaged mitral valves can be loose and floppy.  When the leaflets don’t fully close, blood leaks through. They need to be repaired. This can be done by suturing a cloth-covered ring around the damaged valve to strengthen it and pull the leaflets closer together. Up until the 1980s, it was difficult for surgeons to do this with the necessary combination of tautness and flexibility. Cardiac surgeon Delos M.

Inflammation Ups Heart Disease Risk

Take this to heart: A new test that detects inflammation in the body can help predict whether some people are at risk for heart attack and stroke. It’s not a cholesterol test, but it’s just as easy (and usually covered by insurance). Research shows it is at least as accurate at predicting risk.

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:57:00 GMT
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$4.7 million study looks at why diabetes makes heart disease worse

18 Innovations: Coronary Angiography

In 1958, cardiologist F. Mason Sones Jr., MD, made one of the great breakthroughs in visualization inside the arteries with the discovery of moving cine-coronary angiography.

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