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5 Simple Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day

Most of us know that we should probably be exercising more than we are to improve our heart health. However, many people don’t realize that the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. That number can sound high, but rest…
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Saturated Fats: Dietary Friend or Foe?

It’s a story we’ve all heard before. If you want a healthy heart, you need to choose “good” fats over “bad” fats in your diet. But what makes a fat good or bad? And isn’t there conflicting research on the healthfulness of fat intake? The Skinny on Fat Dietary fat…
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Chuck’s Ventricular Assist Device Story

Chuck H. receives advanced cardiac care and heart failure management at Seton Medical Center Austin. He now lives with a VAD (ventricular assist device) while he waits for a heart transplant. Chuck shared his story about second chances.
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Steven’s Peripheral Artery Disease Story

Steven B. suffered from terrible leg pain that stemmed from a dangerous heart condition. He shared his story about the heart specialists at Seton Healthcare Family who treated his peripheral artery disease with stents and what life is like for him today.
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5 Common Heart Attack Symptoms

With how serious heart attacks can be, it’s easy to believe that the onset of a heart attack will be accompanied by unmistakable symptoms. However, heart attacks can occur with few symptoms or even none at all. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the most common…
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Heat Can Have a Serious Impact on Heart Patients

Cardiologist Caitlin Giesler with Seton Heart Institute was recently interviewed on KVUE about the importance of being heart-wise as the temps rise. Watch her interview to learn more about the relationship between heart health and temperature, and find out what heart patients should be on the lookout for this…
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The Link between High-Sodium Diets and Heart Health

It’s well known that too much salt can be bad for you. Diets high in sodium and low in potassium, the two primary electrolytes our bodies need, have been shown to negatively impact our health in numerous ways. Too much sodium in your diet can increase your blood pressure…
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Seton Physicians Use World’s Smallest Heart Monitor

Prairie Lea special education teacher Mary Zion remembers her stroke like it was yesterday – even though it took months to learn what caused it. But thanks to the world’s smallest heart monitor – it’s about the size of a matchstick – and the Seton Heart Institute, she did…
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