• Heart and Vascular

    Good Heart Health


    Remarkable and durable as the heart is, it still requires proper care. According to Naturopathic Provider Sonam Desai, good heart health involves addressing three key factors: nutrition, physical activity and stress management.

  • Heart and Vascular

    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.

  • Heart and Vascular

    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.

  • Heart and Vascular

    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.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Wound Care


    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the arms or legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis.

  • 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.

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