Heart Disease Forum Disclaimer
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and its Cardiology Department does not guarantee monitoring or authentication of the information contained in forums and chat groups for accuracy, safety, or reliability. Except as may be specifically referenced in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Home Pages. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation makes no endorsements of any particular product or treatment, makes no representations and assumes no liability relative to any content, opinions, e-mail addresses, and/or computer viruses which may be transmitted relative to such forums and chat groups.

The Cleveland Clinic asks that all users:

  1. Not post or transmit any message which is defamatory, threatening, obscene, knowingly false or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person or otherwise violates the rights of third parties, such as through copyright or trade secret infringement;
  2. Not take any action which would disrupt the normal dialogue amongst users, such as through the transmission of viruses;
  3. Not solicit any other user for commercial sale, fund-raising and/or illegal purposes; and
  4. Acknowledge and agree that the information contained in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's responses is intended solely for general educational purposes. The information contained in this service is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.
  5. Please note that a licensed physician will respond to your inquiry within five to seven business days. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. It has not been designed to replace a physician's independent judgement about the appropriateness of risks of a procedure or a given patient. If you would like additional supplemental literature about the Cleveland Clinic, please call Consumer Information at: 1-800-223-2273 - Extension 48255. To schedule an appointment in our Cardiology Department, please call 1-800-223-2273.
  6. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, or other information provided through this Forum. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided through this Forum. You will hold The Cleveland Clinic harmless for any such actions or decisions taken by you in reliance upon such information.
  7. Please understand that you must be at least 18 years old in order to post a question in this forum.
  8. The materials provided in this forum are copyrighted and may be downloaded and/or reprinted for personal use only. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document, tradename, logo or other graphic in whole or in part for any other reason is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  9. Forum topics include but are not limited to: angina treatment, angioplasty, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, beta blockers, bradycardia, bypass surgery, cardiac treatment, cardiomyopathy, balloon catheterization, cardiovascular disease, congenital heart defects, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass, coronary heart disease, echocardiography, electrophysiology, electrocardiogram, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart disease, heart murmur, heart palpitations, heart valves, hypertension, hypertrophy, high blood pressure, ischemia, mitral valve, myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, pacemakers, pericarditis, stenosis, stress test, thallium stress test, tachycardia, thrombolysis, thrombosis, ventricular remodeling surgery, angina treatment, angioplasty, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, beta blockers, bradycardia, bypass surgery, cardiac treatment, cardiomyopathy, balloon catheterization, cardiovascular disease, congenital heart defects, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass, coronary heart disease, echocardiography, electrophysiology, electrocardiogram, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart disease, heart murmur, heart palpitations, heart valves, hypertension, hypertrophy, high blood pressure, ischemia, mitral valve, myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, pacemakers, pericarditis, stenosis, stress test, thallium stress test, tachycardia, thrombolysis, thrombosis, ventricular remodeling surgery.
Disclaimer Rules
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and its Cardiology Department does not guarantee monitoring or authentication of the information contained in forums and chat groups for accuracy, safety, or reliability. Except as may be specifically referenced in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Home Pages. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation makes no endorsements of any particular product or treatment, makes no representations and assumes no liability relative to any content, opinions, e-mail addresses, and/or computer viruses which may be transmitted relative to such forums and chat groups.

The Cleveland Clinic asks that all users:

  1. Not post or transmit any message which is defamatory, threatening, obscene, knowingly false or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person or otherwise violates the rights of third parties, such as through copyright or trade secret infringement;
  2. Not take any action which would disrupt the normal dialogue amongst users, such as through the transmission of viruses;
  3. Not solicit any other user for commercial sale, fund-raising and/or illegal purposes; and
  4. Acknowledge and agree that the information contained in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's responses is intended solely for general educational purposes. The information contained in this service is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice relative to your specific medical condition. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition.
  5. Please note that a licensed physician will respond to your inquiry within five to seven business days. This information is for educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice. It has not been designed to replace a physician's independent judgement about the appropriateness of risks of a procedure or a given patient. If you would like additional supplemental literature about the Cleveland Clinic, please call Consumer Information at: 1-800-223-2273 - Extension 48255. To schedule an appointment in our Cardiology Department, please call 1-800-223-2273.
  6. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or correctness, timeliness, or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services, or other information provided through this Forum. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided through this Forum. You will hold The Cleveland Clinic harmless for any such actions or decisions taken by you in reliance upon such information.
  7. Please understand that you must be at least 18 years old in order to post a question in this forum.
  8. The materials provided in this forum are copyrighted and may be downloaded and/or reprinted for personal use only. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document, tradename, logo or other graphic in whole or in part for any other reason is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  9. Forum topics include but are not limited to: angina treatment, angioplasty, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, beta blockers, bradycardia, bypass surgery, cardiac treatment, cardiomyopathy, balloon catheterization, cardiovascular disease, congenital heart defects, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass, coronary heart disease, echocardiography, electrophysiology, electrocardiogram, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart disease, heart murmur, heart palpitations, heart valves, hypertension, hypertrophy, high blood pressure, ischemia, mitral valve, myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, pacemakers, pericarditis, stenosis, stress test, thallium stress test, tachycardia, thrombolysis, thrombosis, ventricular remodeling surgery, angina treatment, angioplasty, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, beta blockers, bradycardia, bypass surgery, cardiac treatment, cardiomyopathy, balloon catheterization, cardiovascular disease, congenital heart defects, congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass, coronary heart disease, echocardiography, electrophysiology, electrocardiogram, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart disease, heart murmur, heart palpitations, heart valves, hypertension, hypertrophy, high blood pressure, ischemia, mitral valve, myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, pacemakers, pericarditis, stenosis, stress test, thallium stress test, tachycardia, thrombolysis, thrombosis, ventricular remodeling surgery.