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Heart Care

Learn about the Innovative approaches that Duke cardiologists and cardiac surgeons use to care for people with heart disease.

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Leg Pain: When to Worry
Leg Pain: When to Worry

Leg cramps are uncomfortable, sure, but most of us discount them. After all, it’s hard to get worked up about a condition commonly known as a “charley horse,” ...

Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Help Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab

Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted ...

Winning Senior Olympic Gold After Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab
Winning Senior Olympic Gold After Heart Surgery and Cardiac Rehab

Dick Mazur of Raleigh was a fit 76-year-old planning to compete in the Senior Olympics for his third year in a row when his plans got waylaid. Diagnosed with a ...

Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial
Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial

Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less ...

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family
When Heart Disease Runs in the Family

Anne Goodes knew her heart beat faster than normal, but it wasn’t until her local cardiologist detected a heart murmur that she discovered she was at risk for ...

Duke Health and WakeMed Collaborate in Heart Care
Duke Health and WakeMed Collaborate in Heart Care

Driven by a shared commitment to enhance and broadly extend the scope, quality and value of heart care services for patients throughout Wake County, Duke Healt ...

Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving
Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving

Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero by mak ...

Clip Repairs Leaky Heart Valve When Surgery Is too Risky
Clip Repairs Leaky Heart Valve When Surgery Is too Risky

Linda Gallipo went to her doctor seeking a cure for her hepatitis C. Instead, she learned she had life-threatening mitral valve disease.

Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble
Women's Intuition Detects Heart Trouble

In the early months of spring 2013, Suzanne Lambert felt overwhelming stress as she cared for her aging parents and helped to plan her daughter’s wedding. When ...

Pacemaker corrects abnormal heart rhythm
Pacemaker corrects abnormal heart rhythm

Gerry Green's lack of energy was caused by an abnormally low heart rate. Tim Donahue, MD, a heart rhythm specialist at Triangle Heart Associates, recommended a ...

Women-only heart disease risks
Women-only heart disease risks

If you’re a woman, your chance of developing—and dying from—heart disease is the same as a man’s. Yet research shows you may be less likely to get a prompt dia ...

Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke Regional Hospital Offers Heart Disease Treatment Advances
Cardiac Cath Lab at Duke Regional Hospital Offers Heart Disease Treatment Advances

When someone has blockages in the arteries that feed the heart, or heart rhythm disturbances, fast access to a cardiac catheterization laboratory can mean the ...