heart-healthy http://wrvo.org en Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life http://wrvo.org/post/angioplasty-how-balloons-can-save-your-life <p>If bent the right way, a balloon can be used to make an animal. If pumped with hot air, a balloon can be used to fly. Balloons have many different functions, mostly in the realm of fun. But, balloons have also been used to save lives through a procedure known as <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angioplasty/">angioplasty</a>.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=16286">Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy</a> discusses angioplasties. Dr. Krishnaswamy is an interventional cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Krishnaswamy.</p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 53708 at http://wrvo.org Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life Go nuts the next time you snack http://wrvo.org/post/go-nuts-next-time-you-snack <p>Want to get your weight down and your health up? Maybe you've made a New Years resolution that says you're sticking to heart healthy foods and a guilt-free diet plan. Turns out the answer is nuts.</p><p>A recent <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/11/22/246734541/a-handful-of-nuts-a-lifetime-of-benefits">study</a>, in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that people who regularly eat nuts are 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease or cancer. Registered dietitian <a href="http://www.rachelberman.com/meet-rachel/">Rachel Berman</a> joined us to discuss the findings and to take a good look at the heart-healthy nut.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Rachel Berman.</strong></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 49755 at http://wrvo.org Go nuts the next time you snack