Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Pioneer a New Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery

Edward Liebler, a 78-year-old retired veterinarian, perfectly understood his predicament: His quality of life had greatly decreased because he needed a heart valve replacement, but he was considered “high risk,” limiting his surgical options. Previous open-heart surgical procedures in recent years for a leaky heart valve only brought temporary relief, and now Edward could barely … Read More

After Eight-Month Hospital Stay, Amazing Grace Goes Home

Like many toddlers, 3-year-old Robert Rosian – often wearing green-tinged dinosaur slippers – spends his days furiously pedaling about on his low-riding tricycle. For the past eight months, he did so in the hallways of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, his family’s home-away-from-home while younger sister Grace was being treated for leukemia. But not anymore. Grace, just … Read More

Brain Cancer Survivor Reunites With Her Doctors After 18 Years

Every Good Friday, Rachel Given thinks back to the Good Friday of 1999, when she didn’t know if she would live or die. Working in a hospital’s administrative office, not far from her home in Lagrange, Ohio, 25-year-old Rachel was having headaches and difficulty maintaining her balance. Tests revealed the presence of pediatric ganglioglioma, a … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Newsroom: Medical Innovation, Inspiring Patients, Clinical Research, Healthcare Leaders

Cleveland Clinic Newsroom creates opportunities to read, watch, and learn about compelling Cleveland Clinic news stories. Our Newsroom site and news Twitter handle make –and even break –Cleveland Clinic news. We celebrate the defining moments that bring together medical advancements and clinical excellence, with our patients at the center of everything we do. We bring … Read More

Wearable Device Now Accurately Detects Abnormal Heart Activity, Cleveland Clinic Study Finds

Can wearable devices detect abnormal heart activity? The answer is “Yes,” according to a recent Cleveland Clinic study that tested the efficacy of a federally-approved heart-monitoring wristband and its corresponding app. When paired with a wearable smartphone device, the technology was found to accurately identify the presence of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart rhythm disorder … Read More

Mom Is One of First Patients to Receive New Heart Valve

Last football season, Carrie Hughes paused to rest and catch her breath nine times on the walk to Mountaineer Field, the gridiron home to her beloved West Virginia Mountaineers, as she and her husband, Jason, headed for their seats. “I really had a hard time getting around,” said Carrie, age 42, and the mother of … Read More