HEART DISEASE

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carson walter

The Gift of Time

Walter Carson felt drawn back to the hospital where he was born. Because of the kind care Walter received at UH Portage, he now makes the 40-minute drive from home for appointments.

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Coronavirus May Have Lasting Impact on the Heart

People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.

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Patient With Advanced Heart Disease Finds New Hope From Heart Transplant

Lynn was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease. Lynn’s mother died from heart disease in her 40s when Lynn was just a teenager. Lynn, 45, didn’t want to leave her own teenager without a mother.

Eileen Horning

The Importance of Action in Saving a Life

Monday started unremarkably for Eileen Horning. Five days later, she left the hospital with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed in the chest and connected to the heart by thin wires.

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Coronary Calcium Score Test: A Tool To Clarify Heart Disease Risk

A coronary calcium score test is a low-level CT scan that looks at the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. The scan checks for calcified plaque buildup along the walls of these arteries.

Marilyn Buckholz enjoys a night out

Heart Failure: How an Implantable Sensor Can Help

A piece of technology smaller than an AA battery has proven to keep heart failure patients from re-admittance to the hospital.

inherited cardiac abnormalities

How Your Genes Can Influence Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware that heart problems can result from lifestyle choices or medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. But another potential influencer on your heart health could lie in your genes.

women and heart disease

Women Need to Take Care Of Their Hearts at Every Age

When you think of someone having a heart attack, it’s very likely that an older man comes to mind. The reality, however, is that heart disease continues to be the most common cause of death among women.

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