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Cleveland Clinic and Akron Children's Form Congenital Heart Care Affiliation

Akron Beacon Journal, The Plain Dealer, and Crain’s Cleveland Business – Cleveland Clinic and Akron General Hospital sign an affiliation agreement for congenital open heart surgery and adult congenital cardiology service programs. Dr. Lars Svensson comments.

Tests of Cholesterol Drugs Offer Hope of Reduciing Heart Attacks and Strokes

The New York Times – Researchers find a new class of experimental cholesterol drugs might sharply reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Steven Nissen comments.

Stress Test or 3-D Scan? And the Best Heart Exam Is...

NBCNews.com – Dr. Steven Nissen comments on study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 64th Annual Scientific Session. Cleveland Clinic patient is featured.


Reviewed: 03/15

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3/19/15 8:42 a.m.
Our hearts rely on perfectly timed contractions to squeeze and refill an average of 100,000 times a day. When t...
3 Types of Chest Pain That Won’t Kill You
3/18/15 9:15 a.m.
If you’re experiencing pain, pressure or discomfort in the center of the chest, in the arms back, jaw, neck or ...