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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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Surviving a Heart Attack When You Are Alone
Surviving a Heart Attack When You Are Alone

When no one is around to see your distress, it's important to know the signs of a heart attack and when to seek immediate medical care.

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 ...

Duke Celebrates 1,000th Heart Transplant
Duke Celebrates 1,000th Heart Transplant

A record-setting 189 heart transplant recipients helped Duke Health celebrate its 1,000th heart transplant, an impressive milestone that has only been achieved ...

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 ...

Hands-Only CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Video)
Hands-Only CPR for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Video)

Hands-only CPR is a lifesaving technique that does not require mouth to mouth resuscitation. Learn what it looks like and how to do it in this short video.

Heartbeat
Heartbeat

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