15 Myths and Surprising Facts About Heart Health

Top heart docs at the Cleveland Clinic deliver the latest news on heart health (17 Photos)

The Cleveland Clinic on Feb 15, 2012 at 2:01PM

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15 Myths and Surprising Facts About Heart Health

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What's Best for Your Heart? Follow this Guide from Top Cardio Docs

Confused by the news about heart health? Marc Gillinov, M.D. (staff cardiac surgeon at the Sydell and Arnold Miller Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic), and Steven Nissen, M.D. (chairman of the Robert and Suzanne Tomisch Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic), aren’t surprised. As they write in the opening of their new book, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need, “Weekly health headlines skim the surface of the medical ocean -- take fish oil, pass on heart scans, throw away your aspirin -- but what do the studies really say? What is the message for you and your heart? We decided to explore the science behind the headlines and to explain clearly but completely the evidence supporting our plan for your heart health.” Here, they tackle 15 claims to help you get to the heart of the matter.

Learn more about preventing and managing heart disease from Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You’ll Ever Need by Marc Gillinov, MD and Steven Nissen, MD (Three Rivers Press, 2012)

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