• DECEMBER 5, 2013
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    What Types of Heart Disease are Treated with Surgery?

    What Types of Heart Disease are Treated with Surgery?

    If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, you may have questions about your next steps. Depending on your condition, your doctor may or may not recommend heart surgery. Here is a look at the types of heart disease that are often successfully treated with surgery. Coronary Artery Disease Coronary artery disease is a common condition

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    What kind of diet should I be on?

    Most patients after heart, thoracic or vascular surgery should be on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Your primary care physician can help you with one of these diets, but generally speaking, a “heart healthy” diet is a good one to be on. Occasionally, you can “cheat”, but usually a change in your lifestyle eating habits is

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    • FEBRUARY 11, 2014
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    What is the Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?

    What is the Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?

    Most people use the terms “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” interchangeably. However, while these two conditions can be related, they are not the same. Here is a deeper look at the differences between cardiac arrest and heart attack. What is Cardiac Arrest? Simply put, cardiac arrest refers to a sudden mechanical or electrical malfunction in

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

    Cardiac Rehabilitation is just what it says it is, rehabilitating your heart muscle after heart, thoracic or vascular surgery. It is basically a very good fitness program that is organized at established Cardiac Rehab Centers, but also can be individualized to you and done at home thereby eliminating travel. Rehabilitation can start in the hospital,

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