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I’ve Been Diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure!

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What Does Congestive Heart Failure Mean? Congestive Heart Failure does not mean your heart is going to stop TODAY! Over 5 million Americans are living with Heart Failure, and 500,000 are diagnosed yearly. All people can develop heart failure.  Some “famous” people with heart failure are Shelly Winters, Liz Taylor, Dick Cheney, Frank Sinatra, Dwight…

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How to Know Your Heart's Calcium Score and Why it Matters

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Calcium Score You’ve heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but when it comes to cardiac health, how do you know what prevention methods will be most effective for you? Well, it all boils down to your risk. Figuring out your risk factors, and just how at-risk for cardiac…

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Congestive Heart Failure Stages and Symptoms

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Understanding Congestive Heart Failure We see a lot of different cardiac issues in our offices, but one that we get the most questions about it congestive heart failure. CHF is a complex diagnosis and can often be accompanied by other diagnoses, and the bucket of what falls into CHF is bigger than many people assume.…

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A-Fib Treatment Options

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Afib is a Common Cardiac Diagnoses Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib, can be a confusing diagnosis for patients, and that fluttering in your chest can be frightening if you don’t know what’s going on. So today we’re talking about A-Fib treatment options for patients, and what can be done. First things first, let’s define A-Fib a…

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – What is MVP

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What is Mitral Valve Prolapse? The mitral valve is found between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart and allows the oxygenated blood to flow through the heart. Occasionally the valve will not provide a strong enough seal between the two chambers. One example of this would be called a mitral valve prolapse.…

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Transitional Heart Failure Clinic

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Dealing with Congestive Heart Failure Heart failure is a tough diagnosis to receive, but because the spectrum of it is so wide, and living with it can look different for so many people, we’ve developed a clinic specifically designed to help our patients dealing with congestive heart failure that is dedicated toward increasing quality of life…

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Types of Mitral Valve Replacement Options

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Getting the news that you need a Mitral or Aortic valve replacement can be a little scary, but the good news is you have options. Maybe you have an idea of what you’d like to do but want a little more information, or maybe you’re entirely clueless and are looking for a little information before you…

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure

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When you’re diagnosed with congestive heart failure, it can be frightening. It’s a serious, life-threatening diagnosis that progresses with time. Unfortunately, that can leave some people feeling hopeless and helpless, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Living with congestive heart failure can seem like a lot to take on, but there are a…

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Living With AFib (You Can!)

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Atrial Fibrillation (afib) impacts the daily lives of many Americans, but even though it sounds (and can be) scary, there are plenty of ways to manage the condition and continue living a happy, healthy life with minor modifications. Not sure what to do to get your A-Fib under control and get back to your life?…

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What Is a Cardiac Stress Test?

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If you’ve ever had any cardiac symptoms, or even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard about Cardiac Stress Testing. It sounds a little daunting (doesn’t anything when you toss the word Cardiac in front of it?) but it’s really nothing to be worried about. Cardiac Stress Testing is a very common procedure used to help…

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