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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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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 ...

Treating Heart Rhythms with Innovative Technology
Treating Heart Rhythms with Innovative Technology

Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, can lead to heart failure if left untreated. Duke heart rhythm specialists use minimally invasive techniques and cuttin ...

Mitral Valve Repair Expertise Leads Cyclist to Duke
Mitral Valve Repair Expertise Leads Cyclist to Duke

When Simon Griffiths learned he needed mitral valve repair, he chose the surgeon with the most experience.

Cutting-Edge Treatment for Heart Disease
Cutting-Edge Treatment for Heart Disease

After battling heart disease for more than two decades, Jim Whitaker underwent bypass surgery to repair and replace all of his diseased arteries. "My quality o ...

Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents
Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents

Chest pain is a common complaint in children and adolescents. Chest pain is often perceived as “heart pain” both to children and their parents, and it can caus ...

Treating Atrial Fibrillation at Duke Raleigh
Treating Atrial Fibrillation at Duke Raleigh

Duke heart specialists treat atrial fibrillation with minimally invasive and complex procedures at Duke Raleigh Hospital's catheterization lab. Before it opene ...

Investigational Procedure May Help Lower High Blood Pressure
Investigational Procedure May Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Renal denervation is an experimental procedure that is being studied to treat resistant hypertension in people whose have been unable to control their high blo ...

Considering All Options for Heart Failure
Considering All Options for Heart Failure

Lynn Gullick never suspected she had heart disease until she could no longer ignore her symptoms. After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure, she unde ...

Women and Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk
Women and Heart Disease: Reducing Your Risk

Heart disease is the leading killer of American adults today. In fact, twice as many women die from heart disease each year as from all types of cancer combine ...