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Heart Valves: 3 Ways They Behave Like School Crossing Guards

Remember your elementary school crossing guard? As you approached the intersection, she’d raise her paddle to halt traffic and let you cross the street safely. Once on the other side, she’d allow traffic through again. Those school crossing guards behave very much like your own heart valves. Your heart valves move blood in one specific […]

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Things To Know If You’re Child Has A Congenital Heart Defect

February is American Heart Month. The well-publicized observancy does a ton to raise money and awareness for preventable heart disease. And with cardiovascular disease ranking as the number one killer of men and women in the US, the attention is fitting. However, there’s a subset of heart disease that isn’t preventable. This subset affects the […]

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EIRMC’s New Cath Lab: Only the Best for Your Heart

Did you know our first heart cells begin to beat as early as 4 weeks gestation? Or, that our human heart beats over 100,000 times a day? Did you also know that heart disease is the leading health threat—beating out breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men? In short, our hearts are important, […]

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February is Heart Health Month

Have you ever wondered what it means when someone has “Congestive Heart Failure,” or “Heart Failure?”  According to the American Heart Association, “Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen.” Basically, heart failure happens when your heart […]

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Are You Having Chest Pain?

Are You Having Chest Pain?

Let’s start by making one thing very clear: If you, or someone you are with, experiences chest pain, call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not hesitate. Chest pain is a very serious condition and can be life threatening, especially if you also have dizziness and shortness of breath. Get help right now! But also, don’t panic. There […]

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