Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence
August 2017
HEART NEWS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY AND WELL

Webinars Now Available; View at Home
Heart Failure What Is It and How Are We Reducing Hospitalizations?
The prevalence of heart failure in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Annually, heart failure is the primary cause of hospitalizations for one million people and a contributing factor to the hospitalization of another two to three million patients. Do you know someone living with heart failure? Learn about the disease and the latest monitoring method that is reducing hospitalizations. Tune in to watch an on-demand webinar on Living with Heart Failure presented by Colleen Harrington, MD, cardiologist. Watch today.
Atrial Fibrillation Reducing Stroke Without Anticoagulants
Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. With afib, warfarin often is used to thin the blood to prevent stroke. There's now a breakthrough non-drug alternative to blood thinners that can reduce stroke in patients with this disease. In this on-demand webinar, Kevin Floyd, MD, interventional cardiologist, speaks about the Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, which can free patients from the challenges of long-term warfarin therapy. Watch today.

What Do You Know About Quitting Smoking?

No matter what your age or how long you have smoked, giving up cigarettes is the ticket to a longer life. Consider that just 12 hours after your last cigarette, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. A year after you've quit, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker's. Take the quiz as your first step to making change.


Our Recipe of the Month: Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes
Don't feel like cooking? You could get a few meals out of this crockpot creation.

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