• Heart and Vascular

    New heart pump saves patient’s life

    4/3/2018

    On the morning of Jan. 19 Jackie Pressler, administrative assistant at Lippert Components, was at work. She was having a very rapid heartbeat – or spells, as she thought of them – which she had managed in the past by clenching up her muscles. But that morning, her technique wasn’t working. Finally after several hours, her supervisor called Pressler’s husband, Ronald, to take her to the hospital.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Having Goals And Knowing Someone Cares

    3/5/2018

    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.

  • Heart and Vascular

    The impact of heart health on wound healing

    2/20/2018

    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.

  • Heart and Vascular

    What the new blood pressure scale means for you

    1/11/2018

    In November 2017, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology revised their blood pressure guidelines. As a result, hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been redefined.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart palpitations: Should you be worried?

    12/14/2017

    Different people describe the feeling of heart palpitations in different ways. For some, they may feel like a flutter, while others say it feels like their heart is flip-flopping in their chest. For others, heart palpitations feel more like throbbing or pounding. 

  • Heart and Vascular

    Unexpected heart attack triggers

    11/14/2017

    While diet and exercise (coupled with medication, when necessary) are still the best ways to manage your heart health, it’s good to be aware of these lesser-known heart attack triggers.

  • Heart and Vascular

    The next steps to a healthy heart after a heart attack

    10/24/2017

    If you've recently had a heart attack, you may feel scared, confused and overwhelmed. You probably have a lot of questions about your road to recovery. The good news is there are a few concrete steps you can take to prevent another heart attack in the future.

  • Heart and Vascular

    How the heart benefits from a daily aspirin

    9/21/2017

    Does an aspirin a day keep heart problems away? Aspirin (or acetylsalicylic acid) may be a common over-the-counter medication, but for some people, daily doses can help reduce their chances of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Heart health in your 50s: Seven steps to a healthy heart

    8/15/2017

    50th birthdays are a milestone to be celebrated, but there's so much more life to live. Take preventative steps today to preserve and improve health, and enjoy the next decades of life.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Summer heat and the heart

    7/10/2017

    The hot, humid days of summer aren’t just unpleasant — they can be dangerous to your health. Spending too much time in the heat can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and, in rare instances, potentially deadly heatstroke.

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