Heart & Vascular

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There’s More to Heart Disease Risk Than Cholesterol

If you’ve had your cholesterol checked, you might wonder how important your cholesterol levels are for determining heart disease risk. It’s just one of many factors.

Quitting Smoking: It Takes a Toolbox

People who want to quit smoking have more help than ever – from medications and tobacco treatment counseling programs to smartphone support apps and more.

Black belt James Stuber is the owner of Karate Institute of America in Chardon

Karate Master Fights Back After Heart Attack

James Stuber had no pulse for 29 minutes after suffering a heart attack, but thanks to the care he received from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute team at UH Geauga Medical Center, he survived and returned to work teaching karate classes.

Jon Misner in recovery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Home to Hartville

The UH Harrington Heart & Vascular team treated 66-year-old Jon Misner’s lengthy, complex heart issues.

Doctor making a heart shape with hands

Get the Flu Vaccine. Your Heart Will Thank You

Getting your annual flu vaccine protects you from developing serious respiratory symptoms. But did you know it can also protect your heart? Learn more.

Joe Timko in his garden on a sunny day

A Rejuvenated Heart

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.

Patient in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber

The Healing Power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

High levels of oxygen in the blood can have many health benefits including accelerated wound healing. Learn how hyperbaric oxygen therapy works.

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Smart Watches Hold Promise to Detect Disease and Improve Health

Wearable technology is advancing quickly with great promise for improving health. What does the future hold?

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