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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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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.

Eat More Fiber to Live Longer After Heart Attack
Eat More Fiber to Live Longer After Heart Attack

Want to increase your odds of living longer after a heart attack? Eat your oatmeal. A new study finds a link between diets rich in whole grains and a lower ris ...

Heartbeat
Heartbeat

Singer-songwriter creates a heart-rending tribute to her father and the Duke doctors who helped him.

5 Things You Can Do for Your Heart Today
5 Things You Can Do for Your Heart Today

If you’re like most people, you take steps to avoid cancer—applying sunscreen religiously and giving up tobacco—but did you know that cardiovascular disease is ...