Home Subscriber Only

Subscriber Only

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Is a Permanent Fix

A goal of Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor is to teach readers the symptoms of new or worsening cardiovascular disease (CVD) and what you should do when experiencing these symptoms. Quick action can often prevent a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke or a condition such as heart failure, which can impact quality of life. But […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

How Heart Attacks Happen

Many of us were taught that heart attacks happen when cholesterol and other fats build up inside an artery until they block blood flow. The concept is easy to understand and makes sense, but it’s not what happens. What does take place helps to explain why preventing coronary artery disease is so important. Where Plaque […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Heart Beat: Erectile Dysfunction; Heart-Attack Risks; Weight Gain; Blood Clot Removal

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Lower Risk of Second Heart Attack The systemic nature of atherosclerosis can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, in addition to cardiovascular disease. Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors are often prescribed to improve erections by dilating blood vessels in the penis. In the process, they improve circulation body-wide, lowering blood pressure and protecting the […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Should You Worry When Your Blood Pressure Spikes?

Most people with hypertension are able to maintain their blood pressure within a reasonable range. Occasionally, though, blood pressure can rapidly soar to unforeseen heights. If your systolic pressure hits 180 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), or your diastolic pressure reaches 120 mmHg, you need to know what to do. “If you are not having significant […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Download The Full May 2021 Issue PDF

To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Common Meds May Not Be Safe for All Heart Patients

What’s in your medicine cabinet? You probably have a bottle of pain relievers for that occasional headache or stiff knee. Maybe there’s a bottle of cold medicine you bought when your nose was stuffed up. There’s a good chance you have a box of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to prevent heartburn, since these are the best-selling […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Two Clot-Prevention Medications Are Easily Confused

Do you know the difference between anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents? It’s easy to get them confused. “Both increase the risk of bleeding, but in different ways,” says Cleveland Clinic vascular medicine specialist Deborah Hornacek, MD. If you take one of these drugs, you should know which class it is and why it was prescribed for […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

How to Reduce Your CVD Risk After Menopause

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women is uncommon until middle adulthood, when the risk begins to rise. After menopause, the risk accelerates, ultimately making CVD the leading cause of death in women. Research conducted over the past two decades has revealed that women’s bodies go through the following changes that are responsible for the elevated risk: […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

What We’ve Learned About COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Risk

As efforts to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 ramp up, thousands of individuals continue to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus every day. The need to prevent this infection is urgent, as is the need to find effective ways to treat it. But first, we have to understand it. Researchers worldwide are racing to learn […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Heart Beat: Refined Grains; Premature Heart Disease; Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome; Hospitalizations for Heart Failure

Your Body Treats Refined Grains Like Sugar There’s new and compelling evidence that simple carbohydrates are not part of a heart-healthy diet. Researchers who examined the eating habits of more than 137,000 individuals in 21 countries found a clear link between the consumption of refined grains and death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other causes. […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Ask the Doctors: Pacemaker vs. Defibrillator; What’s Involved in a Stress Test

My mother has a pacemaker, and my father has a defibrillator. What’s the difference between these devices? The most basic way to look at pacemakers versus defibrillators is that pacemakers do not have the ability to defibrillate, which means to shock the heart into a normal rhythm. However, the vast majority of defibrillators can also […]
To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access

Download The Full April 2021 Issue PDF

To continue reading this article or issue you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge.
 
Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE!
Already Subscribed?
Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password? | Activate Web Access