An observational study suggests that adding coronary artery calcium results to traditional risk models yields synergistic value and the promise of a precision medicine approach.Read More
Ezetimibe adds to the LDL-lowering power of statin therapy, and achieving very low LDL levels further lowers cardiovascular risk.
With today’s many imaging modalities, it’s easy to forget that the effects of radiation are dose-dependent and cumulative, posing a danger for interventionalists as well as patients.
What do gut flora and the proliferation of percutaneous procedures have in common? They both figure into discoveries or changes from our list of 50 key developments in cardiovascular care over the past two decades.
Dr. Svensson, an internationally respected heart surgeon and researcher and a 14-year Cleveland Clinic veteran, will direct the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute’s more than 1,700 employees, including 227 staff physicians.
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Adjunctive intracoronary radiation therapy is a treatment modality that still has value even in the era of drug-eluting stents. Vascular brachytherapy is now an option again at Cleveland Clinic in carefully selected patients.
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) are ideal Complements to angiography when additional information is needed before making a decision for revascularization.
An occluded stent, infected femorofemoral bypass graft and external iliac artery plaque were removed with remote endarterectomy, restoring circulation through a single incision and avoiding another bypass operation.
Heart experts at Cleveland Clinic recommend referring patients for a mechanical device (i.e., the LVAD) earlier and outside the context of transplantation. The devices can help improve quantity and quality of life for heart failure patients.
At Cleveland Clinic a dedicated effort in wound care saves complex heart patient from having a below-the-knee amputation. Today the patient walks without pain.
By employing novel techniques for limb salvage and new products to encourage wound healing, multidisciplinary team is often able to prevent or delay amputation in the sickest patients.