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Life After a Heart Transplant: What You Need to Know

Life After a Heart Transplant: What You Need to Know Preparing for a heart transplant can feel like an intimidating process that focuses primarily on the surgical aspect. But what can you expect after leaving the operating room? Your road to recovery and health is one that many people have already traveled. Your cardiologist will be able to tell…
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3 Benefits of an LVAD

3 Benefits of an LVAD For people with end-stage heart failure, an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) can literally be a lifesaver. Thanks to the support provided by an LVAD, people are able to live fuller, healthier lives and enjoy several benefits from the device. 1. Improved Quality of Life With heart failure, the…
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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Heart Rehab

Understanding the Ins and Outs of Heart Rehab If you’ve experienced a heart attack or other cardiac event or have had heart surgery, it’s important to understand the benefits of joining a heart rehab program. These programs are designed to provide professional education and counseling services to help improve heart health and prevent future heart problems. No…
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Commemorating 30 Years of Life-Saving Heart Transplants at Seton

Commemorating 30 Years of Life-Saving Heart Transplants at Seton With 389 heart transplants having been performed in the last 30 years at Seton Medical Center, transplant recipients, their families and the Seton healthcare team recently celebrated the anniversary of the first of what would be many life-saving transplants in Central Texas. Seton currently performs 20 heart transplants each…
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3 Ways to Prepare for Your Heart Surgery

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Heart Surgery Heart surgery can be an intimidating procedure. Aside from the brain, there is no other organ as vital to the function of our bodies. Naturally, anybody undergoing heart surgery is likely to be nervous about what to expect. But heart surgery doesn’t need to be a scary experience. Being prepared…
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What Defines Quality Nursing after Heart Surgery?

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…
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