Healthier lifestyle vital for patients with atrial fibrillation
On January 31, 2017, Theresa Barrick of Goshen awoke with an extremely elevated heart rate – about 200 beats per minute. Her husband took her to Goshen Hospital, where she was quickly evaluated and her symptoms stabilized. Because Theresa had a prior history of atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart condition commonly called AFib), it was clear she needed further treatment. So Theresa returned to the Goshen Heart & Vascular Center a few weeks later for a new atrial flutter ablation procedure administered in the electrophysiology lab.
Fatigue and exhaustion may be signs of heart disease, not just growing older
Out of breath when you climb stairs or walk to the mailbox? Feel tired all the time? You may think it’s normal signs of aging. Your doctor – and your heart – may know better.
Volunteer couple offers encouragement at Goshen Health
Cardiac rehabilitation seemed like the right place for Jim Wildermuth to volunteer. He had completed his rehab at the Goshen Heart & Vascular Center after a heart attack in 2008. That meant he knew the routine, how he could help and what patients might need.
Having Goals And Knowing Someone Cares
A dislocated shoulder caused Mabel Wortinger to see her primary care physician, Dr. Andrew Kuhn. While she was there, he suspected she had previously had a mild heart attack and referred her to Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. That’s where Mabel met Tracy Carlstrom, RN.
The impact of heart health on wound healing
While there are several factors that can affect wound healing, heart health is one of the most important. Heart disease may prevent the body from getting the oxygen it needs to heal.