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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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3 Tips to Resume Your Daily Activities with an LVAD

For people with heart failure, an LVAD can offer a new lease on life. Because the device assists the heart to pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, an LVAD can help improve your strength and enhance your quality of life. Nonetheless, living with an LVAD will require a…
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3 Research-Backed Ways to Reduce Heart Failure Risk

When you consider that the heart is the engine that drives the body, you realize how important it is to minimize the risk of heart failure. Age-old wisdom tells us that good health comes from eating right and getting a good night’s sleep, but there’s certainly more to it…
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400th Heart Transplant

Amber Martin is no stranger to heart troubles. The 29-year-old military wife and mother of two had her first heart surgery when she was only 4 years old. Martin was born with congenital cardiomyopathy, a condition that has required ongoing cardiac care and repair throughout her life. But this year,…
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4 Strange Signs Your Heart May Be in Trouble

Many people are familiar with the well-known symptoms of heart disease. Chest pain is a universal signal that there may a be a problem. In addition to feeling pressure in the chest, heart disease signs for women may present as shortness of breath or fatigue. But there are…
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