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Love your Heart

Love Your Heart

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. 

Dr. Bruce Wilkoff

Featured Episode

Pacemakers and Defibrillators: What's New?

Pacemakers and defibrillators are both cardiac implantable electronic devices and used for different things - depending on the rhythm it is treating. Dr. Wilkoff, Director: Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices explains the different devices - and what’s new in pacing, such as leadless options.

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All Love Your Heart Episodes

All Love Your Heart Episodes

April 27, 2021

Ask the Heart Doctor: Aorta Disease Part 2

This two part program answers all your questions about Aorta Disease and related disorders (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos, Loeys Dietz). Part 2 provides answers to questions about surgical treatments of aorta disease including when to operate, types of procedures and post-operative outcomes and concerns. Part 1 answered questions about types of aorta disease; how this disease is diagnosed (including imaging and genetic testing); and medical management of aorta disease including monitoring, medications, blood pressure control, exercise and how to prevent progression.

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April 20, 2021

Ask the Heart Doctor: Aorta Disease Part 1

This two part program answers all your questions about Aorta Disease and related disorders (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers Danlos, Loeys Dietz). Part 1 answers questions about types of aorta disease; how this disease is diagnosed (including imaging and genetic testing); and medical management of aorta disease including monitoring, medications, blood pressure control, exercise and how to prevent progression.

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April 13, 2021

Do you Really Need to Check Your Blood Pressure at Home?

Patients often ask if they should take their blood pressure at home, how to get the most accurate results, how often to do it, and what type of monitor to use. Preventive cardiologist and blood pressure specialist Dr. Luke Laffin answers these important questions.

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April 6, 2021

Pericardial Disease (Pericarditis) – when is surgery necessary?

Pericarditis treatment can be very challenging, however, the approach to surgical treatment has changed over the years with advances in imaging and earlier diagnosis. Dr. Doug Johnston, Vice Chairman of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Surgical Director of the Pericardial Disease Center, talks about pericarditis (including recurring pericarditis, constrictive pericarditis), what it is, and when someone may need surgery to treat it. Dr. Johnston talks about what surgery involves, why Cleveland Clinic takes this approach and what recovery looks like.

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