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Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart

Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart

Keep Cool and Protect Your Heart   As the temperatures rise, so does the workload on your heart. During hot weather, your heart has to work harder to control your body temperature. While this extra demand generally does not pose problems for healthy people, the...

Heart-Healthy Summer Grilling

Heart-Healthy Summer Grilling

Summer is a great time to focus on creating a more heart-healthy diet. With an abundance of fruits and vegetables in season and warmer temperatures that create a natural shift toward lighter eating, it’s often an easier time of the year for many people to incorporate...

Watchman

Watchman

Watchman   Can the WATCHMAN™ help you? Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Often shortened to A-Fib, atrial fibrillation is an irregular beating in the upper chambers of the heart that can increase the risk for blood clots, stroke...

Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency

Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in your veins stop working properly, causing blood to flow backward and pool in your legs, rather than flowing normally back up to your heart. This insufficient blood flow can also affect the veins in the arms, but it is...

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a newer, minimally invasive procedure that is changing the lives of patients with severe aortic stenosis. Unlike surgical aortic valve replacement, TAVR is performed through a catheter, providing an effective option for...

Sodium: Low Is The Way To Go

Sodium: Low Is The Way To Go

Salt is an essential mineral. Made up of roughly 40% sodium and 60% chloride, salt is important for health and well-being. Too much sodium, however, is not only bad for your heart, it’s also bad for your overall health. It can increase your risk for high blood...

Healthy Habits for the New Year

Healthy Habits for the New Year

A new year is here, which means many of us have started on a host of New Year’s resolutions. For a lot of people, these resolutions involve getting in shape or losing weight, especially after what is often an overindulgent holiday season. While looking and feeling...

The Link Between Diabetes & Heart Disease

The Link Between Diabetes & Heart Disease

As you are probably aware, diabetes is a group of diseases that cause high blood glucose, which is essentially too much sugar in the blood. What you might not know is that if you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, and your risk of...

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection

The Sleep Apnea & Heart Failure Connection   If you are waking up often during the night or annoying your loved ones with epic snoring, you could be suffering from a condition called sleep apnea. It is a relatively common sleep disorder, but its implications can...