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Watch health education videos about conditions including heart disease, peripheral artery disease and varicose veins.

Atrial fibrillation: The Heart Center pioneers an innovative new procedure

Mass General Heart Center physicians offer a new technique to prevent blood clots in the part of the heart called the left atrial appendage. This innovative procedure shows promise in preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, freeing them from dependence on blood-thinning medications.

Coronary artery disease: Hear about advanced research

In a segment produced by ABC News, Thomas Wang, MD, cardiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, explains some of the innovative research done on the root causes of coronary artery disease.

Heart disease: Understand the risk factors

Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, family history of heart disease and high cholesterol. Learn what you can do to overcome your risk for heart disease.

Peripheral artery disease: Recognize the symptoms

Michael Jaff, DO, encourages the public to recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

Peripheral artery disease: Minimize your risk

Deborah Hines, NP, encourages talking with your doctor about peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

Varicose veins: Learn about this condition and minimally invasive treatments

Julianne Stoughton, MD, explains how Mass General physicians identify varicose veins, which are enlarged veins visible through the skin, and use minimally invasive techniques to treat this condition.