Tag: Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

After Vital Heart-Valve Surgery: ‘I’m Delighted to...

John Bakewell, a semiretired Nashville executive in the life-sciences industry, says he understands more than most the importance of finding...

October 10, 2018

Prescribed, Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil Lowers Heart...

A new, large clinical trial may be the first step in preventing heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients...

October 1, 2018

Heart of the Matter: Advances in Aortic...

The importance of the aortic valve, one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart, cannot be overstated....

September 27, 2018

Daily Aspirin Warning for Older Adults

While eating a healthy diet, exercising and staying mentally fit are factors proven to help you live longer, taking an...

September 26, 2018

Medical Clip Benefits Patients with Severe Heart...

A device called the MitraClip may introduce a life-saving new procedure for patients suffering from severe and difficult-to-treat heart failure,...

September 26, 2018

Role of the EKG: From Doctor’s Office...

There are various tests to diagnose heart disease, with the “EKG” often serving as a springboard to other options.  An...

September 18, 2018

Top 5 Myths About High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of U.S. adults may have high blood pressure, or hypertension, but many of them don’t know it or...

September 13, 2018

A Lifelong Aortic Defect Leads Her to...

“I had open heart surgery at the age of 7,” recalls Carrie Lois, who is now 57 and the mother...

September 5, 2018

Roundup: Daily Aspirin Debate, STDs Skyrocket and...

Aspirin Therapy Questionable for Those Not at Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke Aspirin therapy — which refers to taking a...

August 31, 2018

What Is Cardiac Catheterization?

You’ve experienced chest discomfort during exercise. Your doctor sent you to a cardiologist, who ordered a stress test, and the...

August 23, 2018

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents about a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like “mystery illness”...

Healthy Recipe: Caribbean Crab Salad

In combination with the freshness of fruits and vegetables, this tropical, Caribbean-inspired salad will help you maintain a heart-healthy diet and may lower your risk...

A ‘Game Changer’ for Treating Tumors...

When 87-year-old Manny Avila was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the prognosis was devastating. “They gave him 2 months to live. The doctors said not to...

Some Dietary Supplements Are Tainted With...

Potentially harmful drugs are being identified in commonly sold over-the-counter dietary supplements that are being marketed to treat a range of health issues — including...

Increasing Number of Young Children Not...

Young children need vaccines against a range of potentially serious diseases, many of which have been nearly eradicated in the U.S. because of parents following...

Roundup: Food Additives Banned, Hand Sanitizer...

FDA Revokes Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Consumer Groups Sue The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that seven compounds that...

How Can Proton Therapy Improve Breast...

Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for breast cancer, but like other therapies it often comes with side effects. Some of the most serious, including...

After Vital Heart-Valve Surgery: ‘I’m Delighted...

John Bakewell, a semiretired Nashville executive in the life-sciences industry, says he understands more than most the importance of finding the right doctor and hospital...

Can Vitamin D Supplements Help With...

Vitamin D helps balance the amount calcium and phosphate in our bodies, which is crucial for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. In older adults, bone...

‘Great Step Forward’: Vaccine Against HPV-Related...

U.S. regulators have expanded the use of the HPV vaccine to include men and women between the ages of 27 and 45. This approval will...