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

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5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health
5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health

The differences between men and women extend to matters of the heart, and we don’t mean how they “feel” about each other. Heart disease risks, symptoms and tre ...

Preventing Heart Disease When Family History Stacks the Deck
Preventing Heart Disease When Family History Stacks the Deck

Kat Duke of Raleigh lost her entire family to heart disease: her mother, her father, her brother, and her half-sister. She was determined not to succumb to the ...

Heart Disease Imaging
Heart Disease Imaging

When you have a heart condition, imaging tests are the best way to ensure you get the right treatment at the right time, and the best possible outcome. Only la ...

CPR Saves a Life
CPR Saves a Life

Duke cardiologist Monique Anderson, MD, has spent her early career researching the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After presenting about the impa ...

When a Child Faints
When a Child Faints

Passing out. Blacking out. Keeling over. Whatever you call it, fainting can be frightening—especially when it happens to your child. The medical term for it is ...

Feeling Great After Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement
Feeling Great After Minimally Invasive Valve Replacement

After undergoing a minimally invasive procedure to repair his aortic valve, Ben Lee said, “I felt so good so quickly that I wondered why I didn’t have this don ...

Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future
Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future

When the Olaizs learned their unborn baby had a heart condition, they were transferred to Duke's maternal-fetal experts for care during her high-risk pregnancy ...

Nobody is Immune to Heart Disease
Nobody is Immune to Heart Disease

Being told he needed complicated heart surgery nearly stopped Joe Kilby in his tracks. Nine weeks after surgery, he was back on the field doing what he loves: ...

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes
Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

Sudden cardiac arrest in young people can be tragic. Duke heart specialists are raising awareness about its symptoms and treatment in hopes of preventing death ...

Heart Valve Replacement Offers Lifesaving Alternative
Heart Valve Replacement Offers Lifesaving Alternative

After undergoing a minimally invasive heart valve replacement to treat his heart failure, Bobby Hartley said, "I felt 100 percent better almost immediately."

The Story Behind the Statins
The Story Behind the Statins

In November 2013, the American Heart Association released new guidelines on how doctors could best manage cholesterol levels in their patients. It's the first ...

Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life
Heart Transplant Gives New Lease on Life

Al Milek competed in the Transplant Games of America two years after undergoing a heart transplant, the result of a massive heart attack.