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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.
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...
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...Read More
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...Read More
How Your Heart Works – My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 13
If we asked you what the human heart’s main function was, could you give the right answer? You will by the end of this episode of My Healthy Life. In recognition of Heart ...View More
Are “Good Fats” a Real Thing?
Believe it or not, consuming fats can be good for you. Fats are an essential part of our diet and are important for good health. However, not all fats are created equal, and understanding ...View More
Wear Red, Raise Awareness for Heart Disease in Women
If you’re seeing lots of friends and family donning red, it’s important to know why. While most people know that February is Heart Month, many may not realize that heart disease is ...View More
Get in the Zone – Do You Know Your Target Heart Rate?
Everyone knows exercising is a key to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle – but did you know managing your heart rate can help you maximize your efforts? “People starting an exercise program such as ...View More
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Does It Happen and What Can Be Done to Prevent It?
In sudden cardiac arrest, the heart is suddenly unable to pump blood effectively to the rest of the body, leading to loss of consciousness. Sudden cardiac arrest most often occurs in the setting of ...View More
What is Code STEMI? Quick Heart Attack Response Could Save Your Life
By Jennifer Sellers During a heart attack, time loss is muscle loss, said Angela Solesbee, RN, CCCC, STEMI Coordinator for Mission Heart. Delayed treatment can increase damage to the heart muscle and also increase ...View More
Five Heart-Healthy Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk
Just because you’re at the office, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some desk exercises to keep your cardiovascular health on track. Short bouts of exercise between conference calls and checking ...View More
Health Benefits of Chocolate – What Is Flavanol, and How Does It Help Your Heart?
By Laura Tolle Registered Dietitian So, you want to give your Valentine some chocolate. Go ahead, but keep it on the healthier side. Is that possible? Yes, here’s the why and how. The ...View More
My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 9 – Can Food Really Fuel Your Heart?
Picture this: actually taking the cholesterol out of your arteries. If you don’t think “you are what you eat,” think again. In this episode of My Healthy Life, we learn about the power ...View More