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. Mazen Hanna

Featured Episode

Tafamidis treatment of transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (TTR) approved by FDA

Mazen Hanna, MD, Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Amyloidosis Center talks about the FDA’s recent approval of the drug Tafamidis for the treatment of ATTR Amyloidosis (also known as Amyloid Transthyretin Amyloidosis), the research behind it, what this medication does, and what this means for patients.

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All Love Your Heart Episodes

All Love Your Heart Episodes

May 14, 2019

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH): What Patients Should Know (12:08)

Dr. Nicholas Smedira leads a panel of experts in the discussion of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) . Cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael Tong, pulmonologist Dr. Gustavo Heresi, interventional radiologist Dr. Ihab Haddadin, and vascular medicine specialist Dr. John Bartholomew discuss what is CTEPH and how it is different from other types of pulmonary hypertension, risk factors for CTEPH, medical management including types of blood thinners and length of treatment, surgical treatment, types of diagnostic testing, non-surgical therapies, and how to choose a treatment center.

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May 7, 2019

Carotid Artery Disease: Common Questions and Answers (11:55)

Lee Kirksey, MD, vascular surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery, leads a discussion of common questions about carotid artery disease with vascular surgeon Christopher Smolock, MD, and cardiovascular interventionalist Joseph Campbell, MD, including: When is carotid artery disease treated? What is the ideal medical management? What do you do with statin intolerance? What do you do for a 100% blocked artery? What is the best treatment for the patient: endarterectomy vs. stent?

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April 30, 2019

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Preventing Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Oussama Wazni, MD, Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, and electrophysiologist Walid Saliba, MD, discuss atrial fibrillation stroke prevention, and the role of left atrial appendage occlusion. Drs. Wazni and Saliba also discuss outcomes noted at Cleveland Clinic, what to do in patients that are unable to take Coumadin due to risk of bleeding, FDA indications, new technology available and the role of LAA occlusion in light of the newer anticoagulants.

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April 25, 2019

Minimally invasive and Novel Treatment Options for Early Esophageal Cancer – Part 4: Choosing a Center for Esophageal Cancer

Siva Raja MD, PhD, FACS, thoracic surgeon and surgical director, Center for Esophageal Diseases leads a discussion with Madhu Sanaka, MD, FACG, FASGE, director of Advanced Endoscopy and gastroenterologist Amir Bhatt, MD on Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), a minimally invasive option for treating early esophageal and gastric cancer. Part 3: Innovations, treatments for advanced esophageal cancer

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