• Heart and Vascular

    Dr. Blair MacPhail Discussed Heart Health at Recent Thrive! Series


    At the most recent Thrive! Event, Blair MacPhail, MD, an interventional cardiologist on the Goshen Heart & Vascular Center team, spoke to a full room of 36 people about the behaviors that make a difference to the prevention and restoration of heart and vascular health.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Symptoms to know if leg pain signals artery problems


    At a presentation on coronary artery disease earlier this year, Abrar Sayeed, MD, discussed the connection between certain types of leg pain that can be helpful in diagnosing peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is considered the equivalent of a coronary artery disease.

  • Heart and Vascular

    At 43, heart attack prompts Heather Hanes to quit smoking


    Heather Hanes knew smoking might cause a problem in her lungs. But she had no idea smoking also caused heart attacks. Until her own on April 4.

  • Heart and Vascular

    New heart pump saves patient’s life


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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.

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