Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
May 2016
HEART NEWS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY AND WELL
An Alternative to Anticoagulation for Reducing Stroke Risk from Atrial Fibrillation
Nearly one out of three atrial fibrillation (AF) patients can have a stroke due to blood clots that form in the part of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA). The clot can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. A breakthrough option, the Watchman LAA closure device, is now available for AF patients who are on warfarin, a type of anticoagulation therapy, or who want a non-drug alternative. The device is implanted in the LAA keeping clots from entering the blood stream, and can free patients from the challenges of long-term warfarin therapy. Watch this animation to learn more.


Eight Mistakes Heart Patients Make
If you've already been through one heart attack, you're at increased risk for another, but with a few smart moves you can reduce that risk. Unfortunately, many heart patients have mistaken ideas about what's good for them. Take action today and avoid these eight mistakes.


5 Things to Know About Stroke
In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. We don't want to stand idly by as this menacing disease claims our independence and the lives of our loved ones. Join the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Stroke Heroes around the nation in the effort to put an end to stroke. Activate your Stroke Hero super powers by learning and sharing the 5 Things Every Stroke Hero Should Know infographic. Sharing could possibly save a life, even yours!

Learn more about our Stroke Prevention Clinic.


Recipe for Heart Health
Stuffed Peppers, also gluten-free, are generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.
Try serving it with Fiery Mango Salsa.


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