cardiovascular imaging

Cardiac imaging during surgery may improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease

Using cardiac imaging during heart surgery can detect serious residual holes in the heart that may occur when surgeons repair a child’s heart defect, and offers surgeons the opportunity to close those holes during the same operation. Pediatric cardiology experts say using this tool, called transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), during surgery may improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease.


Dr. Klein on the AHA Open Your Heart Committee

Dr. Lisa Klein is a proud participant in the local American Heart Association Chapter on the Open Your Heart Committee of Go Red for Women.

The Open Your Heart Campaign funds research, education and advocacy efforts for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.  Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 women’s lives.  

High School Athletes and Heart Health

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All over the world, students are heading back to class and back to athletic courts and fields. In addition to dedicating themselves to their studies, our children are preparing to lay it all out on the volleyball court, the football field, the lacrosse field or wherever they play their preferred sport.

Baby born with combination of heart defects tests family’s strength

Baby born with combination of heart defects tests family’s strength

Cari and Kyle Whalen were ready for their standard anatomy ultrasound around the 24th week of Cari’s pregnancy. They knew they were having a girl, so this was to be a routine check of the baby’s brain, spine, abdomen and heart.

But the result was anything but routine.

“The ultrasound technician noticed something,

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Come See Us at Our New Location

Have you heard the big news? Dr. Klein and her team have moved office locations to 5721 Bardstown Road. For more than 25 years, Lisa Klein, MD, FAAP, FACC, has specialized in cardiac care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Now she’s proud to offer her preventive approach to cardiac wellness at her new,

Energy Drinks

Cardiac complications from energy drinks? Case report adds new evidence

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

The case adds to previous reports of adverse cardiovascular events related to consuming energy drinks,

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Lace Up Those Sneakers! National Walking Day – Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lace up your sneakers and join
the American Heart Association in celebrating
National Walking Day
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

It’s as simple to participate in National Walking Day as lacing up your sneakers and taking a walk. Start a healthy habit and take a 30 minute walking break today!

Few Americans Follow 4 Main Pillars of Heart Health


Most Americans know that a heart-healthy lifestyle includes eating a healthful diet, not smoking, being physically active and keeping weight and body fat down. But a new study found that fewer than 3 percent of American adults could claim all four healthy elements.

Only 2.7 percent of the Americans in the study were nonsmokers who ate a reasonably good diet,


Shedding Light on the Hearts of Pro Basketball Players

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Every time an athlete dies on the field, there is renewed interest in the controversial topic of preparticipation screening. One key limitation in the field is that there is little or no good data about what constitutes a healthy heart in athletes. Now a new study published in JAMA Cardiology provides an extraordinarily detailed look at the hearts of professional basketball players.