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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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4 Common Questions About Living With an LVAD

4 Common Questions About Living With an LVAD A Left Ventricular Assist Device, or LVAD, is a mechanical pump that can be implanted within the chest to support heart function in people with advanced heart failure. It’s common to wonder about what life is like with an LVAD, and we have answers to four of…
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How Education Level May Impact Heart Attack Survival

How Education Level May Impact Heart Attack Survival A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the heart is unable to get oxygenated blood that it needs. When the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood become narrow as a result of atherosclerosis, the arteries are more vulnerable to becoming blocked by a blood clot. Education…
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Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health

Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health In a recent interview with KXAN’s Erin Cargile, Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute, explains a surprising correlation between daylight savings time and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. During the first two days following daylight savings time, research shows that…
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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 Ascension Seton Medical Center, transplant recipients, their families and the Ascension Seton healthcare team recently celebrated the anniversary of the first of what would be many life-saving transplants in Central Texas. Ascension Seton currently performs 20…
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Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players

Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players When thinking about the health concerns of former NFL players, concussions or other physical injuries are what typically come to mind. Yet, heart health is an important factor to keep an eye on for all athletes as well. To this end, Ascension Seton teamed up with the Living Heart…
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The Link between High-Sodium Diets and Heart Health

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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Can Omega-3 Supplementation Boost Your Heart Health?

Can Omega-3 Supplementation Boost Your Heart Health? As common as heart disease is in our society, people are always looking for ways to boost the health of their hearts. And while not all supplements are effective at this, one supplement stands above the others for its benefits to our hearts and cardiovascular systems: omega-3 fatty…
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How a Heart Health Profiler Can Help Detect Cardiovascular Disease

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…
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