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Broken Heart Syndrome

Cardiologist Dr. Brian Marino from the Cayuga Heart Institute explains Broken Heart Syndrome.

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Making changes to lower your hypertension risk

By Donna Sandidge

New guidelines announced this fall for high blood pressure, or hypertension, should prompt many to consider changes in their diets and activity levels to reduce their risks of having a stroke, developing heart disease and damaging vital organs.

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Update on Local Cardiac Care

By Amit Singh, MD

Cardiac care in Tompkins County has changed dramatically in the last few years. Area cardiologists and Cayuga Medical Center have collaborated to expand local services by opening a state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory and by formalizing an affiliation with the University of Rochester and Strong Memorial Hospital, one of the region’s most highly regarded cardiac care centers.

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Stress and Heart Disease

By Qutaybeh Maghaydah, MD, FACC

If you find yourself feeling stressed out much of the time, you should seriously consider making changes in your life. Research conducted over the past 35 years has demonstrated that acute and chronic stress may be as detrimental to the health of your heart as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Learning to reduce stress in your life when you can and to manage stress effectively when it does occur could help you live longer.

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Permanent Pacemakers Correct Heart Rhythm

By Malcolm Brand, MD

Our hearts come with a natural pacemaker that regulates the rhythm of our heartbeat, slowing down when we’re at rest and appropriately speeding up when we’re active. Some people, however, develop faulty conduction systems in their hearts that prevent the rhythmic electrical impulses from traveling through the heart muscle. The result is often a heartbeat that is too slow. This condition, called bradycardia, is very effectively treated with the implantation of a permanent pacemaker.

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Measuring and Improving Inpatient Cardiac Care

By Sandra Fuller, RN

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have developed a new in-hospital, quality-improvement program called Get With the Guidelines. The program won the “2004 Innovation in Prevention Award” from Health and Human Services, as part of the federal government’s current initiative to prevent chronic diseases among Americans and improve quality of life.

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