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A Cleveland Clinic podcast to help you learn more about heart and vascular disease and conditions affecting your chest. We explore prevention, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments, new innovations and more.

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A Cleveland Clinic podcast to help you learn more about heart and vascular disease and conditions affecting your chest. We explore prevention, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments, new innovations and more.

    What you should know about digital fitness trackers

    What you should know about digital fitness trackers

    Erik Van Iterson, PhD, MS, Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic talks about digital fitness trackers.
    • What are the benefits of fitness trackers?
    • What are the limitations?

    • 4 min
    Heart Disease and Gut Bacteria – Update on TMAO

    Heart Disease and Gut Bacteria – Update on TMAO

    Do you want to learn more about how what you eat affects your risk for heart and vascular disease?
    Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular talks with Dr. Stan Hazen, Co-Section Head, Preventive Cardiology and researcher about gut bacteria and how it relates to cardiovascular disease.

    Dr. Hazen answers questions about what is TMAO and how it is related to diet and risk of heart and vascular disease. What type of gut bacteria is most often related to heart disease? What type of research is going on to treat gut bacteria and cardiovascular risk? And – why is the Mediterranean effective in preventing heart disease?

    • 15 min
    MitraClip: non-surgical treatment for mitral valve disease

    MitraClip: non-surgical treatment for mitral valve disease

    Amar Krishnaswamy MD, Section Head, Interventional Cardiology talks about the MitraClip, a non-surgical procedure that is used for mitral regurgitation.

    • 2 min
    Can heart and vascular patients exercise in cold weather?

    Can heart and vascular patients exercise in cold weather?

    Michael Crawford, MS, Manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic and certified exercise physiologist talks about exercising in the cold weather. He provides tips to exercise in the winter months, when it’s too cold to exercise, and what you can do when the weather prevents outside exercise.

    • 3 min
    Are Americans Heart Smart? You may be surprised! Part 2

    Are Americans Heart Smart? You may be surprised! Part 2

    Once a year, in celebration of American Heart Month, Cleveland Clinic conducts a survey as part of the “Love your Heart” consumer education campaign. This year’s survey focused on American’s knowledge of heart risk factors. Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute sits down with Dr. Luke Laffin, a preventive cardiologist, Section of Preventive Cardiology to go over the results. They discuss what they expected and what surprised them about the results. Part 2 of a 2 part series.

    • 9 min
    Heart Valve Disease: Your questions Answered

    Heart Valve Disease: Your questions Answered

    In honor of Valve Disease Awareness Day , valve specialists Dr. Paul Cremer and Dr. Christine Jellis answer questions from our listeners including types of valve disease, how it is diagnosed, when you are ready for treatment, options for surgery and how approach is decided, and what to expect during recovery. Due to the abundance of questions, look for Part 2 next month which will cover your questions about percutaneous options for mitral and aortic valve disease.

    • 30 min

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