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Joe Timko figured he was just growing old, with a persistent heaviness in his chest that left him feeling sluggish. He didn’t realize he had atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder.
A woman who had aortic valve replacement surgery at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute 10 years ago celebrates her 104th birthday.
Many times, a blockage in the heart's left anterior descending artery is best treated with coronary artery bypass, which is typically an open-heart surgery. Steve Momon qualified to be treated in a different way.
Jana Thomas knew something was wrong a few days after giving birth to her second daughter. When she described her symptoms to people, most told her she was stressed and tired from recently giving birth.
Katrina Cox of Bedford is now a healthier and more active mother and grandmother, thanks to a whole-health approach for care at University Hospitals.
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.
Studies show that up to 33 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression, according to the American Heart Association.