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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Preventing Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Although there are many forms of treatment, prevention is the best alternative.   “WE CAN CERTAINLY treat many heart problems, but it’s always better to avoid the problem to start with,” says Yenhui Huang, M.D., cardiologist at Summit …

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February Is American Heart Month

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Valentine’s Day means that hearts are quite popular during February, but the holiday isn’t the only reason to love hearts. February is also American Heart Month, and Summit Healthcare invites you to learn about our heart-healthy services. Eat Foods That Your Heart Loves Nutrition plays an important role in heart health. Here are some of …

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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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