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Heart Month

It's Your Heart...Treat It Right!

With heart disease accounting for 1 in 7 deaths in America, heart care involves taking measures long before you may experience problems. Our cardiovascular program is a top performer in the United States and this month is dedicated providing resources around nutrition, prevention and education to optimize your heart health to live a long and fulfilling life with your family.

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Linda's Story

How a Device Called the Watchman Gave Her Freedom from Fear of Stroke

Linda Johnson remembers it like it was yesterday. While she was getting ready to leave town for a vacation, she suddenly fell down and blacked out.
After seeing her physician, Johnson soon learned the cause of her incident was a condition called...

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Ted's Story

Four Ways to Find the Best Care – Ted’s Tips after “Seeking Excellence” for His Heart Surgery

Healthcare is personal — especially when it comes to your heart. That’s why you want care that suits — not only you — but your family and support system, too. So how did one Mission Health patient who came to Asheville from Charleston, South...

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Carole's Story

Heart of a Woman – How a Local OB/GYN is Using Her Heart Attack to Educate Other Women

At 56, retired OB/GYN Carole Saltzman, MD, was in overall good health. However, there were a few warning signs. She had a long history of high blood pressure, which she had recently had difficulty managing due to treatment of a back condition. In addition, her lipid panel from her...

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