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. Steven Nissen and Dr. Jaikirshan (Jay) Khatri

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Treatment of 100% Blocked Coronary Arteries

Dr. Steven Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute discusses the latest techniques in treatment of total coronary total occlusion (CTO) with Dr. Jaikirshan (Jay) Khatri, specialist in CTO care. Dr. Khatri reviews patient selection – who would benefit most from treating 100% blocked coronary arteries; success rates; who should not have one of these procedures; and the benefits and risks of treating a totally blocked coronary artery.

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All Love Your Heart Episodes

All Love Your Heart Episodes

July 9, 2019

Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease: What you need to know

Dr. Lars Svensson, Chairman of the Heart and Vascular Institute sits down with Dr. Doug Johnston, Surgical Director of the Aortic Valve Center to discuss considerations in the treatment of patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease, including symptoms of bicuspid aortic valve disease, regurgitation and stenosis; when should you see a surgeon?; approaches for patients who have bicuspid aortic valve disease alone, or if they have an aortic aneurysm along with a bicuspid aortic valve; minimally invasive options; and - what you should know if you have a bicuspid aortic valve - a patient centered approach.

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July 2, 2019

Valve Disease: When are you ready for surgery?

Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic talks with Marc Gillinov, MD, Chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Brian Griffin, MD, Section Head Cardiovascular Imaging to about when a patient should consider surgery or treatment for valve disease, who should consider catheter based valve treatment.

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June 25, 2019

Pulmonary Hypertension – what you should know (17:77)

Dr. Miriam Jacob discusses pulmonary hypertension with cardiac surgeon Dr. Michael Tong and pulmonologist Dr. Gustavo Heresi. Topics covered include what is pulmonary hypertension and when should you consider this as a diagnosis, diagnostic testing, how treatment is decided, types of treatment such as medical management, lifestyle changes, surgery for those who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) and when lung transplant is considered. The pulmonary hypertension team approach at Cleveland Clinic is described as well as how the team works with your local doctors to provide the best care possible – the goal is the right diagnosis – the right treatment – and knowing when to escalate therapy when needed.

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June 18, 2019

Should Your Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Be Closed?

Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy, MD, FACC, Interventional Cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic explains what a PFO is; what a closure device looks like, describes factors that play a role in deciding if an adult patient should have a PFO closure, and considerations when deciding whether PFO closure is right for you.

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