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What is Hypothermia Therapy?

What is Hypothermia Therapy?

Hypothermia could save lives – really! You've probably never thought of hypothermia as a good thing, and it usually isn't. But when induced in a controlled medical setting on patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest, it can be life …

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Should I Have My Cholesterol Screened?

Should I Have My Cholesterol Screened?

A cholesterol screening could shed some light on your risk for stroke or heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends that you begin screening your cholesterol every five years starting at age 20. More frequent screenings may benefit patients who …

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How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

How to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

Help your heart get back in rhythm with these treatment methods. When your heart gets too fast, too slow, or out of rhythm, danger could be ahead. While not every case of atrial fibrillation is immediately risky, when it is …

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What To Know About Cardiac Robotic Surgery

What To Know About Cardiac Robotic Surgery

The more you know about cardiac robotic surgery, the more you may think it is the right choice for you. If you are a candidate for cardiac surgery, you will want to know about the option to have robotic surgery …

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What’s Your Score: Calcium Scoring and Heart Health

What’s Your Score: Calcium Scoring and Heart Health

Knowing your coronary calcium score can help keep your heart healthy. What's a coronary calcium score? It's the result of a coronary calcium scan, a noninvasive scan of the heart used to access build-up of calcium in the plaque on the walls of …

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Five Easy Lifestyle Changes For Your Heart

Five Easy Lifestyle Changes For Your Heart

Some rather little lifestyle changes can result in big heart health benefits. Do you know that you need to make some changes for the benefit of your heart health, but are wondering where to start? Try these easy lifestyle changes …

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When to Worry about Chest Pain

When to Worry about Chest Pain

When it comes to chest pain, it’s best to err on the side of caution. When you think about chest pain, you probably assume that it means a heart attack. One isn’t always a sure sign of the other; there are …

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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. By definition, atrial fibrillation involves a problematic heart rate or rhythm. September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and a good time to learn about this, the most common …

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What to Expect from a Stress Test

What to Expect from a Stress Test

To find out just how well your heart is performing, you will need to see how it handles stress or extra exertion. A stress test has been designed by medical experts to do just that–and here is what you can …

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Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said heart disease, you’re right. What can you do about it? Take advantage of February, American Heart Month, to increase your awareness and follow the recommendations of the American …

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