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How to Exercise After a Heart Attack

A heart attack doesn’t have to mean an end to life as you know it. Whether or not you were physically fit prior to your heart attack, exercise is an important part of your recovery and will go a long way towards keeping you healthy. A regular fitness…
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Can Your Sleep Patterns Affect Your Heart Health?

In our fast-paced world, it can be hard to get a decent night’s sleep. Between work responsibilities and the demands of home life, many people are running on a sleep deficit, which could spell bad news for our heart health. More Than a Luxury Most of us treat sleep as…
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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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Can Gadgets Help Protect Heart Health?

Think of the heart as the body’s engine, pumping dutifully to keep us alive. Yet various events, illness and lifestyle factors can all impact the heart’s health, leading to heart disease or heart failure. Fortunately for us, we’re living in an Age of Technology, where wearable gadgets can help…
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How to Support a Loved One Living With an LVAD

A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) helps men and women with end-stage heart failure to live as normal a life as possible. Nonetheless, there are a number of challenges that come with living with an LVAD. If you’re caring for someone who has an LVAD, there are a…
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3 Important Moments in Heart Transplant History

Medical science has gone to great lengths to save lives and improve our wellbeing. With constant innovation and state-of-the-art healthcare, it can be easy to forget that we’ve come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Let’s look back on three milestones in heart transplant history.
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3 Ways Diet Can Help or Harm Women’s Heart Health

The foods we consume impact our well-being in a number of ways. Nutritious foods can offer us vitality, boost the immune system and benefit the body’s many functions. For women who want to protect their heart health, diet plays an important role. What we eat and how we eat…
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The Good & Bad News About Heart Health for Women

As the pace of health research continues to intensify each year, we’re learning new things about risk factors and preventive care. Women’s heart health is one field in which studies are revealing some interesting—and cautionary—findings. Early Menopause and the Heart There’s a definitive link between heart disease and…
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Women’s Heart Health Lunch and Learn

Heart disease often develops and presents itself differently in women than it does in men. These differences affect how women are diagnosed and respond to treatment. Join us on Thursday, February 9, 2017 when Dr. Caitlin Giesler will discuss women’s heart health and how the Seton Women’s Heart Center is…
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Could a Smartphone App Improve Your Heart Health?

We’re living in the technological age, where there’s an app for everything. And now, a promising development from the tech world may benefit people who want to improve their heart health and prevent against hypertension, among other cardiovascular conditions. Several different apps can be used to support a healthy,…
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