University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Heart and Vascular Care

Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about pacemakers and defibrillators with Brian Olshansky, MD.
Arrhythmias: Frequently Asked Questions
Brian Olshansky, MD, is a cardiologist, director of cardiac electrophysiology and professor of medicine. His clinical expertise is in managing cardiac arrhythmias, which he addresses in this article.
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Anyone who ever had traditional open heart surgery knows that the experience is no walk in the park. The surgery is clearly a mainstay in the treatment of heart disease, but is associated with pain and requires several weeks of rehabilitation before patients can return to all of their normal activities.
Heart Palpitations: Frequently Asked Questions
Michael Kienzle, MD of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases answers popular questions regarding heart palpitations.
Surgery Treatment for End Stage Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
Wayne Richenbacher, MD answers patient question regarding end stage heart disease.
Trans Fatty Acids
You've probably heard it by now: avoid trans fatty acids--those in fried foods, margarine, and the "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" ingredient you see on the label of that tempting package of cookies or donuts. But what's all the fuss?
A Bruised Heart Can Be Fatal
A "broken" heart can get you down, but a "bruised" heart can be fatal. Each year some 150,000 persons suffer a bruised heart--medically termed a contusion--and most cases go undetected.
The Heart Disorder All Athletes Should Know About
The disorder that causes half of sudden death cases involving athletes under age 35.
Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia requiring treatment in the United States. Approximately 2.2 million individuals in this country have atrial fibrillation.
The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
Former UIHC physician, Kevin Mulhern, MD, answers patient questions regarding congenital heart disease in adults.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
William Haynes, MD answers patient question regarding risk factors for heart disease.
Preventing Further Heart Disease
Patricia Lounsbury, MD answers patient questions on how to prevent further heart disease.
Heart Transplant
A brief description of why a heart transplant is needed, the process, and how to become an organ donor.
Women and Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
Get the facts on some of the most frequently asked questions regarding women and heart disease.
Heart and Vascular Care
A Bruised Heart Can Be Fatal Arrhythmias: Frequently Asked Questions Atrial Fibrillation: Frequently Asked Questions Heart Transplant Heart Palpitations: Frequently Asked Questions Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Pacemakers and Defibrillators: Frequently Asked Questions Preventing Further Heart Disease Risk Factors for Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions Surgery Treatment for End Stage Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions The Heart Disorder All Athletes Should Know About Trans Fatty Acids Women and Heart Disease: Frequently Asked Questions

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