How to make the most of your preadmission appointment

Surgery Scheduled? How to Make the Most of Your Preadmission Appointment

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Meeting with your surgeon before an operation to discuss informed consent has changed over the years. Find out how to be prepared for this important meeting so you go into surgery feeling comfortable.

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How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

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When you have a blockage in your left anterior descending artery (LAD), or “widow maker,” you may have a lower rate of survival from a heart attack than when the other two coronary arteries are blocked. Learn how you can take steps for better heart health now.

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Study: Implantable Defibrillator Can Save Your Life

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Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) prevent sudden death when damaged hearts develop dangerous arrhythmias. They improve survival even if your heart has little damage, a new study confirms.

When you have restenosis you also have options

When You Have Restenosis You Also Have Options (Video)

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When a too-large or too-small stent becomes clogged with plaque and you have restenosis, cardiologists can re-open the artery for better blood flow.

20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart

20 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

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Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. Find fun, amazing facts about your own ticker.

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Your Emotions Can Hurt Your Heart

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Feeling down hurts your heart, say two new studies that examine links between depression and heart disease, and how exercise helps both.

Improving Your Heart's Blood Flow Without Surgery

Improving Your Heart’s Blood Flow Without Surgery (Video)

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When medications or lifestyle changes don’t improve blood flow to the heart, angioplasty or stenting may help without surgery. Here's how.

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Hot Tubs Can Land Your Heart In Hot Water

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Relaxing in a hot tub sounds appealing, but if you have a heart condition, indulging in a steaming soak can cause problems. Limiting tub time and staying hydrated help reduce risk.

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It’s Never Too Early for You to Prevent Heart Disease

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Heart disease usually affects older adults, but risk can develop early in life: Studies find 1 in 3 children have high cholesterol levels. Some experts recommend screening for kids aged 9 to 11.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Stress?

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Stress — we all deal with it. But when is stress a threat, and what can you do about it? Test your knowledge in this quiz.