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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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Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?
Can a New Device Make More Hearts Available for Transplant?

Michael Woods’ heart and kidney disease were slowly worsening as he waited for a heart and kidney transplant in early 2020. With limited hearts available, he co ...

Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop You from Seeking Care for Heart Disease
Don’t Let the Pandemic Stop You from Seeking Care for Heart Disease

Concerns and fear about COVID-19 are causing people with heart disease to delay their care and avoid hospital visits. Being concerned is understandable, said Dr ...

New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery
New, Less Invasive Technique Shortens Recovery for Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgery

A new surgical technique is changing the game for kids and adults with a congenital heart defect that often requires several major surgeries. Compared with the ...

How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program
How to Evaluate a Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Program

Congenital heart defects are present at birth. These structural defects may require surgery to fix. So how do you find the best care? Here’s what you need to kn ...

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 y ...

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 ...

Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial
Heart Patients Help Doctors Determine Best Aspirin Dose in New Clinical Trial

Doctors have known for decades that taking aspirin can reduce the risk for future heart attacks and strokes in people with cardiovascular disease. What is less ...

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 s ...

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 Health ...

Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving
Pediatric Heart Patient Embraces the Spirit of Giving

Paige Sullivan was born with a heart defect and had it repaired at Duke University Hospital. Now she helps other sick kids embrace their inner superhero by maki ...

Clip Repairs Leaky Heart Valve When Surgery Is too Risky
Clip Repairs Leaky Heart Valve When Surgery Is too Risky

Linda Gallipo went to her doctor seeking a cure for her hepatitis C. Instead, she learned she had life-threatening mitral valve disease.