• Congestive Heart Failure 101 October 28, 2014

    Congestive heart failure affects nearly 5 million Americans, yet many do not understand what congestive heart failure exactly is or how to treat it To combat that unintended ignorance, we’ve put together your complete congestive heart failure 101 guide

    Congestive heart failure (CHF), simply put, occurs when the

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  • What Is the Difference Between Left- and Right-Sided Heart Failure? October 22, 2014

    We often discuss heart failure as if it is a single type of phenomenon In reality, the two sides of the heart can fail independently of each other, and each event has its own causes and effects So what is the difference between the two?

    Understanding how the Heart

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  • Four Reasons To See A Cardiologist October 8, 2014

    In a brief overview, a cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions associated with hearth and blood vessels Generally speaking, people will be referred to a cardiologist if they have a serious heart condition that threatens their livelihood Here are four possible common

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  • A Second Chance at Life Given with the Parachute September 26, 2014

    Richard Murphy was making funeral arrangements at age 40 His heart was in bad health following a heart attack and his prognosis was not looking optimistic

    All hope was not lost; however, scared of “wasting away on the couch,” Richard went to the internet and found the Parachute Seeing

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  • Sentara Heart Specialists are Utilizing the Parachute IV September 19, 2014

    Over on Sentara News’ website, they profiled Sentara Heart specialists utilizing the Parachute IV as a new method for treating congestive heart failure Sentara News profiled how the Parachute is placed inside the heart using minimally invasive heart catheterization and can block damaged heart muscle and “reshape the

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  • ‘Parachute’ could lift quality of life for heart failure patients September 18, 2014

    Video and article from Fox News about how the ‘Parachute’ could lift quality of life for heart failure patients

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  • Heart Treatment Options September 16, 2014

    Want to learn about two paths of heart treatment options?

    Did You Know?
    • Over 6 million people live with heart failure in the US, more than 20 million worldwide
    • More than 600,000 new heart failure patients are diagnosed each year in the US
    • Most are unaware how to treat congestive

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  • Why Are 1 in 4 Women Dying of Heart Disease? August 4, 2014

    Heart disease affects both men and women; however, women face special risks that are different from those men face At present, 1 out of every 4 women will die of heart disease This includes left ventricle heart failure, one of the two main kinds of heart attack, which many

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  • 5 Foods That Help with Congestive Heart Failure July 28, 2014

    How do you treat congestive heart failure? Once physicians have done their job, much of the work is up to you That means eating a heart healthy diet that will reduce the strain on your heart and help prevent a dangerous situation If you’re wondering where to start, here

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  • Tasty Foods for a Heart Healthy Diet July 24, 2014

    A heart healthy diet and exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease and help heart failure treatment, but in today’s society people are always on the move and many tend to eat unhealthy foods based primarily on convenience With our busy lifestyles, some people feel they do

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  • A New Heart Treatment for People with Heart Failure June 17, 2014

    The Facts of Heart Failure

    Few people are aware of the details behind congestive heart failure and what separates it from other forms of heart related failure To start, coronary artery disease occurs when there is a blockage within the arteries that supply life-sustaining blood to the heart This blockage

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  • How to Treat Heart Failure June 17, 2014

    Heart failure treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for all forms and levels of heart failure As soon as you make healthy changes, the sooner you will feel better To combat heart failure, attempt the following lifestyle

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  • Get the Bare Facts on Heart Failure May 28, 2014

    Generally speaking, heart failure occurs when the heart is incapable of pumping enough of the much needed, oxygen rich blood to the rest of your organs Severe pain, temporary paralysis, damage to several different organs, and death may occur due to heart failure, but not every case

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  • Know the Various Treatments for Heart Failure Available to You April 28, 2014

    Have you or a loved one ever suffered from a case of sudden heart failure? If so, you understand how serious and devastating of an event it can be Aside from the physical pain, going through heart failure can also lead to serious cases of depression, traumatic fear, and

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