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Dr. Benza (center), with Dr. Robert Franz from the Mayo Clinic (left) and Jessica Lazaar, a physician’s assistant, at the peak of Mt. Kiliminjaro.
Ask a Doc: Pulmonary Hypertension By Emily Laubham
February 1 2019

One of the nation’s leading experts on pulmonary hypertension shares insights on diagnosis, treatment and research.

View from the observation room of the patient’s exposed heart.
A Medical Looking Glass: The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program By Emily Laubham
August 8 2018

The Open Heart Surgery Observation Program at AGH has given thousands of students a chance to watch an open heart surgery.

Fork, Knife and plate with question mark.
Heart-Healthy Diets for Heart Patients, Lessons for All By Adam Burau
May 12 2017

Is this meal healthy? Tips from someone who answers that question for patients with complex health and diet challenges.

Bacon double-cheeseburger
Hyperlipidemia: The Highs and Lows of Cholesterol By Bryce Walat
January 22 2017

Some kinds of cholesterol are better than others. Learn why — in less time than it takes to eat a bacon double-cheeseburger.

Road construction with Road Closed and Detour signs
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Detours Around Blocked Arteries By Bryce Walat
November 18 2016

When coronary arteries get blocked, using a graft to “detour” the blood is one way to prevent damage to the heart.

Dr. David M. Lasorda bio photo
Leading Solutions for Heart-Valve Diseases By Adam Burau
October 9 2016

Dr. David M. Lasorda explains how new, noninvasive procedures can repair and replace weakened heart valves with less risk.

Pain in the legs
Ask a Doc: Getting to Know Peripheral Artery Disease By Amanda Changuris
August 11 2016

Leg pain that kicks in when you move and eases while you’re at rest could be a sign of PAD.

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