Heart Health

Can Sitting Cross-Legged Cause Varicose Veins?

“Did crossing my legs while sitting cause these veins?” This is one of the most common questions asked when patients with varicose veins are being evaluated. The simple answer is: NO! Now, if sitting cross-legged is...

Heart Surgery One Day, Home the Next – Thanks to TAVR

John Plageman figured they were just symptoms of age. Sure, he was feeling some numbness in his left hand and some slight chest pain, the latter of which he chalked up to indigestion. And...

Give Your Heart TLC Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

It’s fitting that Valentine’s Day falls during American Heart Month. The month offers a natural time to think about the heart and its own need for loving care—particularly if you are living with cancer. Anant...

Minimally Invasive Robotic Heart Surgery: A Patient’s Journey

Emory Healthcare patient Bruce Kraselsky wants anyone who needs coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to know that a much less invasive option exists, with outcomes as good or better than open-heart surgery. The...

Dark Chocolate: The Heart Healthy Gift for Your Valentine

For Valentine’s Day, go ahead and give your sweetheart some dark chocolate this year … but remember to consume it in moderation. Many research studies have shown that consuming chocolate in moderation is associated with...

Varicose and Spider Vein Treatments for Healthy, Beautiful Legs

It’s a new year and we all want to look and feel our best. If you have spider veins or varicose veins, resolve to get rid of them this year. Emory Vein Center can...

Former Olympian Luis Aparicio Gets a Second Chance

A fit, athletic 64-year-old and lifelong rower, Luis Aparicio is the last person you would imagine suffering a near-fatal heart attack. Much like his life story, Aparicio’s recovery is all about dedication and persistence....

Ablation Procedures Treat Varicose Veins Without Traditional Surgery

In the not too distant past, the only way to treat varicose veins was with surgery. Now, Emory Vein Center offers many alternatives that can be done in the office setting with local anesthesia,...

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