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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. 

Samir Kapadia, MD

Most Recent Episode

Will Being in a Clinical Trial Change My Care?

Clinical trials are an important part of how your doctor cares for you better. Dr. Samir Kapadia and Dr. Kevin Hodges discuss why we have clinical trials, the advantages of being in a clinical trial and how to get involved. They explain that participating in a clinical trial does not prevent you from getting care and should not have any associated added costs.

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All Love Your Heart Episodes

All Love Your Heart Episodes

June 28, 2022

What is Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Surgery?

Valve-sparing aortic root replacement is heart surgery to treat an enlarged aortic root wall. This surgery replaces your aortic root while keeping your own aortic valve. Drs. Eric Roselli and Marijan Koprivanac discuss why they may choose this option and how it might be better for patients.

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June 21, 2022

Are Protein Shakes a Good Alternative?

Protein shakes can be a great after-exercise beverage or serve as a meal replacement. Julia Zumpano, a registered dietician from the Preventive Cardiology Program at Cleveland Clinic explains that the most important thing to consider is the nutritional makeup of your shake. It should have enough protein, amino acids, fiber and not a lot of added sugar. Some protein shakes come ready to drink, which can be a good option if you are on the go. Protein powders can be good on their own mixed with water or another base. You may choose to make them into a smoothie by adding other ingredients; it will keep you fuller, longer.

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June 14, 2022

What is a Low Sodium Diet? How to Start and Stick With It

A low sodium diet may mean making some big changes in the way you eat. Sodium is found naturally in some foods but is also added to many foods, which can make lowering your intake challenging. Julia Zumpano, a registered dietician from the Preventive Cardiology Program at Cleveland Clinic, explains the current recommendations for sodium intake and how to get started lowering your intake. It is important to read nutrition labels to ensure you are not going over your recommended limit.

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June 7, 2022

Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Surgery

When you hear "heart surgery," you may think of a big incision or scar on someone's chest. Thanks to robotically assisted mitral valve surgery, this may be a thing of the past. Dr. Marc Gillinov and Dr. Daniel Burns discuss who is a good candidate and the advantages of robotically assisted mitral valve surgery.

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