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. Milind Desai and surgeon Dr. Doug Johnston

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Radiation Heart Disease

Cardiologist Dr. Milind Desai and surgeon Dr. Doug Johnston, both experts in radiation heart disease discuss a paper that was recently published entitled, “Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of Radiation-Associated Cardiac Disease.” This expert panel highlights the unique aspects of radiation heart disease and the importance of individualizing care. The paper includes recommendations for diagnostic testing to plan treatment and the various treatment options available. Patients and their physicians need to gather a complete profile, set realistic expectations and plan an individualized treatment plan. An experienced radiation heart disease team is required to make the best decision for this patient population to achieve best outcomes.

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All Love Your Heart Episodes

All Love Your Heart Episodes

September 10, 2019

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute and Dr. Leslie Cho, Section Head Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation talk about Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD): What is it; Who is at risk; Incidence; Diagnostic Testing; and Treatment.

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September 3, 2019

Cholesterol Update: LDL and Lp (a) (13:95)

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute talks with Dr. Leslie Cho, Section Head Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation about LDL cholesterol and statin intolerance. They discuss the full range of options available and what is in the future for LDL management. Then, Dr. Nissen describes the latest Lipoprotein a (also called Lp (a)) – what it is, why it’s important and a new research trial addressing this new frontier in lipid management.

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August 27, 2019

Dialysis Access

Dr. Lee Kirksey, Vascular Surgeon and Vice Chairman of Vascular Surgery talks with Dr. David Hardy, Department of Vascular Surgery and Dr. Tushar Vachharajany, Nephrology and Hypertension about the challenges patients face when they need dialysis vascular access. Topics include where what patients need to know when they need dialysis, where to go if you need dialysis access, what happens when you come to a vascular surgeon, diagnostic tests that help determine the best vascular access for the patient, home hemodialysis, complications of vascular access and what to do when complications occur or limited options are available.

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August 20, 2019

Best Protein Sources for Heart Health

In light of a recent study that showed no benefit of choosing white meat poultry over red meat for improving LDL cholesterol, Preventive Cardiology dietitian, Julia Zumpano RD, LD discusses best protein sources for heart health. Julia talks about the Mediterranean diet, plant sources of protein and how to use these sources for a flavorful, heart healthy diet.

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