Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Prevention

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, and can occur when disorganized electrical impulses cause the heart’s two upper chambers to contract rapidly and irregularly. Atrial fibrillation doesn’t always have symptoms, but can lead to an increased chance of stroke and heart failure. While many … Read More

A Guide to Cardiology Credentials

When choosing a cardiologist, looking into your provider’s background is worth the time and effort. Most hospitals provide online directories of their physicians, complete with their listed credentials. But in many cases, it’s up to you to understand just what all these credentials really mean. Cardiology Sub-Specialties Cardiologists … Read More

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, and afflicts as many women each year as it does men. However, heart attack symptoms can differ significantly for men and women. Because women are more likely to experience “silent” or vague symptoms, heart attacks … Read More

Your Heart Meds May Matter More than You Think

A surprising number of Americans don’t take medications as prescribed. When it comes to medications prescribed after myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, many patients choose to stop taking their prescriptions because they don’t “feel sick.” While no one wants to take medication, your heart meds can … Read More

Man with Heart Disease Saved through Early Detection

Shown in the Cardiac Stress Lab at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital left to right: Marsha Prather-CNMT, Patient, Ronnie Laborde, and Glenda Myers-RRTAfter watching both parents and too many friends die of heart disease, Granite Shoals resident Ronnie Laborde wants to share his personal experience with the hope … Read More

2 Heart Seminars Scheduled for National Heart Month

On February 5, Dr. Tannon Carroll and Dr. Sachin Mehta will each present on the importance of knowing your numbers for your heart health. The presentations, entitled “Know Your Numbers,” are designed to raise awareness during National Heart Month in February. Dr. Carroll is presenting at the Seton Medical … Read More