Cardiopulmonary Department

What Is Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

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When patients have experienced a diagnosis of cardiac or pulmonary disorders or diseases, their doctor may recommend cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is a very important part of a patient’s health and recovery. Research continues to show that rehabilitation improves the overall outcome for a patient who has been diagnosed with a condition that impacts …

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Heart Health, Simplified

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Your heart health depends on everything from your age to family history to what you eat. Managing these varied risk factors may seem overwhelming, but it’s actually much easier than you think. “WHEN IT COMES to family history, you can’t disown your genes,” says George Y. Paik, M.D., FACC, general and interventional cardiologist at Summit Healthcare. …

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Pacemakers vs. Defibrillators

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Has your doctor recommended one of these? Here’s a breakdown of how they differ. IF YOU’VE BEEN diagnosed with a life-threatening arrhythmia, your cardiologist may recommend an implantable device such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). What’s the difference? Both treat arrhythmia. A pacemaker uses electric pulses to keep your heart’s rhythm normal. An …

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4 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can’t Change

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Knowing what puts you at risk empowers you to make the right decisions about your heart health. EVERY 40 SECONDS, someone in America has a heart attack, which can result from heart disease. It’s easy to believe you won’t become a statistic if you exercise every day, eat a well-balanced diet, and don’t smoke, but …

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Get the knowledge to become a stroke hero

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Did you know that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? Did you know that nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated? Don’t you think the time has come for you to activate your superpowers? This is what the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association wants you to …

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