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Shoveling Snow: Winter Chore or Health Hazard?

by George Becker, M.D., Director, Emergency Department, The Valley Hospital

Posted on January 17, 2017

Believe it or not, winter has officially begun! And, although there has been a lack of significant snowfall and cold temperatures in our area, we should still be prepared for the possibility of more seasonable weather. 
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Do You Have Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

by Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Director, Valley/Cleveland Clinic Affiliation and Chair, Cardiac Services, Valley Medical Group

Posted on September 26, 2016

Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States? And, according to the American Heart Association, a heart attack strikes someone in the United States about every 43 seconds. Although these statistics are worrisome, you can help to protect yourself by knowing your risk for a heart attack and the signs and symptoms to look for. 
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Take Heart, Take Care. February is American Heart Month

by Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director, Heart Care for Women; and Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Chair of Cardiac Services, Valley Medical Group

Posted on February 16, 2016

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to be reminded to take care of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But there is good news: heart disease is largely preventable and controllable. 
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Tags: cardiac, heart

Exercise & Heart Health: What America Doesn't Know

by Valley Health System & Cleveland Clinic

Posted on February 8, 2016

Do you know how much exercise is best for your heart? Or how many calories you need to cut back or eliminate to lose 1 lb a week? Most Americans don’t, according to a new survey on exercise and heart health by our cardiovascular partner Cleveland Clinic. Check out their infographic that summarizes the survey findings.
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Listen To Your Heart

by Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Chair of Cardiac Services, Valley Medical Group

Posted on February 1, 2016

How much exercise is best for your heart? A new study by Valley’s partner Cleveland Clinic reveals that Americans aren’t sure. As February is American Heart Month and heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, we at Valley encourage you to listen to your heart. Heart disease is largely preventable and controllable, and exercise is one of the keys to preventing heart disease.
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Tags: cardiology, heart

Shoveling Snow: Winter Chore or Health Hazard?

by George Becker, M.D., Director, Emergency Department, The Valley Hospital

Posted on December 29, 2015

Today many of us woke to winter’s first dusting of snow.  So this is the perfect time to provide a reminder that we should all be prepared for the possibility of more wintry weather. 
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Exercise Helps After ICD Implantation

by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director of Electrophysiology

Posted on August 25, 2015

For those with heart rhythm disorders, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) can be a lifesaver. It quickly recognizes life-threatening rhythm disturbances and provides a timely shock to restore a normal rhythm. However, many patients who receive ICDs are at risk of complications resulting from progression of their underlying heart disease or other heart problems.
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Tags: heart

Choosing a Surgeon for Your Coronary Bypass Surgery

by Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Valley Hospital

Posted on August 11, 2015

If you are like most Americans, you find it easier to make an informed choice about cars and refrigerators than about cardiac surgeons. If you need a coronary bypass procedure, your cardiologist or primary care physician will most likely refer you to a heart surgeon, but you still may want to explore your options. 
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Take Heart, Take Care. February is American Heart Month

by Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director, Heart Care for Women; and Gerald Sotsky, M.D., Chair of Cardiac Services, Valley Medical Group

Posted on January 29, 2015

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to be reminded to take care of your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But there is good news: heart disease is largely preventable and controllable.
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Tags: heart

Do You Know What to Look for in Choosing a Heart Surgeon?

by Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

Posted on July 15, 2014

If you are like most Americans, you find it easier to make an informed choice about cars and refrigerators than about cardiac surgeons. Your cardiologist or primary care physician will most likely refer you to a heart surgeon, but you still may want to explore your options. 
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