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Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Living with Atrial Fibrillation A diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) means lifelong management of your condition. Although the impact it will have on your life depends on your specific prognosis, the good news is that patients with AFib can continue to lead full...

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Procedure

Cardiac Catheterization: Transradial vs. Transfemoral Procedure

Most people have heard of cardiac catheterization, a procedure designed to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. During cardiac catheterization, a catheter is inserted into an artery or vein and threaded to the heart, allowing doctors to perform diagnostics or...

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...