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TUESDAY Q & A: Variety of factors can raise risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother has had deep vein thrombosis twice. I’ve heard this condition can run in families. I’m a 38-year-old woman in good health. I exercise regularly and eat well. What can I do to lower my risk of developing DVT? ANSWER: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), happens when a blood [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Clinic Cardiologists Dramatically Cut Patient Radiation Exposure from X-rays

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 16, 2012.  Each year, hundreds of thousands of X-rays are performed across the country to help detect and treat common cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease, valve disease and other heart problems. However, concern is growing within the medical community about the potential risks of [...]

Created by Traci Klein

Tuesday Q & A: For many, treadmill stress test a thing of the past

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just read that the treadmill stress test is no longer recommended. What’s the reasoning behind this? I’ve had the test before, and it seems like a good way to find heart problems. ANSWER: A treadmill stress test can be helpful if a doctor suspects someone has heart problems or if [...]

Created by Dana Sparks