What Defines Quality Nursing after Heart Surgery?

Nursing is an essential part of the healthcare field. To be a good nurse means having many different skills. While many people place an emphasis on finding the best heart doctor or surgeon, the nursing team can be just as important for your health. Nursing Requirements Nurses deliver … Read More

When a Defibrillator Might Be Right for You

Heart attacks and abnormal rapid heartbeats are dangerous conditions that are hard to detect. When the heart beats too fast, too slow or beats at irregular intervals, patients can have symptoms that put them in danger, even if they aren’t aware of them. Fortunately, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) … Read More

How Much Exercise Should You Do for a Healthy Heart?

The word ‘exercise’ can be scary for many people, even if most of us know that staying active is important for our health. While you should probably be getting more exercise than you are right now, how much is enough? Exercise Recommendations The Surgeon General and the American Heart … Read More

4 Ways Smoking Affects Heart Health

If there were a magic pill that could reduce blood pressure, increase your blood oxygen levels, lower the risk of blood clots, and strengthen your heart, it’s a safe bet that most people would take it. But if you smoke, you can get all of these benefits and more … Read More

How a Heart Health Profiler Can Help Detect Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans, many of whom don’t even realize they have a problem. Certain cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease are known as “silent killers,” as they often show no symptoms (or very subtle ones) before … Read More

The Connection between Syncope and Heart Health

Syncope, or unexplained fainting, is a condition that may seem frightening but is relatively harmless by itself. However, the deeper causes of syncope can include serious cardiovascular complications that should be addressed by a qualified health professional. Causes of Syncope One of the primary causes of syncope is … Read More

Top 5 Myths about Heart Attacks

The heart attack is a widely known yet equally widely misunderstood cardiac event. There are many myths surrounding the causes of this condition. Here are some of the most common myths: 1. Heart Attacks Are Only for the Elderly While heart attacks are most commonly caused by years of … Read More

Seton Nurse Saves Man Who Had Cardiac Arrest at Spin Class

After suffering cardiac arrest during a spin class, Wally Scott was saved by his classmate, Janice Meredith, a Seton Hays ER nurse. Janice used a defibrillator and CPR to bring him back to life, and Wally was transported to UMC Brackenridge where Seton cardiologist Dr. Matthew Rogers implanted a stent … Read More

How a Heart Health Profiler Can Help Detect Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans, many of whom don’t even realize they have a problem. Certain cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease are known as “silent killers,” as they often show no symptoms (or very subtle ones) before … Read More