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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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Considering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?
Considering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement?

Many doctors and hospitals now offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve disease, but their experience and success rates vary. Here’s what ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure
Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure

Can stem cells improve your heart’s function following heart damage? That’s the question behind several clinical trials at Duke. As leaders in cardiac stem cel ...

Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk
Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk

Divorce is bad for your heart -- especially if you’re a woman. According to new Duke research, women who have been divorced at least once are more likely to ex ...

Leadless Pacemakers, the Size of a Vitamin, Showing Promise
Leadless Pacemakers, the Size of a Vitamin, Showing Promise

Investigational pacemakers -- the size of a small pen cap or vitamin pill -- are eliminating the need for painful surgical incisions and wires to connect the d ...

New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib
New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib

If you are a woman, or over 65, and have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines suggest blood-thinning drugs may reduce your risk for stroke. ...