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Ascension Seton hospitals celebrate American Heart Month

Ascension Seton hospitals celebrate American Heart Month Ascension Seton is celebrating American Heart Month throughout the month of February. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and it has been estimated as the underlying cause of death for 1 out of 4 deaths in the United States, according to the…
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Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery

Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery Dell Children’s is the first in Central Texas to offer Medtronic’s Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – a non-invasive way to fix a heart valve that allows for shorter recovery time, less cost, and less pain. The Melody valve procedure is a heart catheterization procedure. Cardiologists replace the pulmonary…
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Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart

Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart Weight fluctuations linked to greater heart risks For people with heart disease, constantly losing and gaining weight like a yo-yo is associated with doubling your risks of heart attack, stroke and even death, according to new research. “This study agrees with what we already know about the effects of…
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One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke”

One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke” Experts urge immediate action for stroke symptoms About 35 percent of people who answered a new survey said they’ve had at least one symptom of a “mini- stroke” – also known as transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a warning stroke — according to new research from the American Stroke Association.
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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor

Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor Ascension Seton Heart Institute’s George P. Rodgers, MD, awarded Distinguished Fellowship Award George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Fellowship Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his contributions to the…
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Fishing for good supplement ideas?

Fishing for good supplement ideas? fish oil soft gels lying on white porcelain plate in the form of fish (yellow background) New American Heart Association study says fish oil helps after heart attack Nearly 19 million adults take omega-3 fish oil supplements as part of their daily regimen, but how many…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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