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NAU Football Players Visit Young Hospital Patients

Are you guys real football players? Matt Myers and Scott McKeever got that greeting upon arriving at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Thursday from a kid who was about to receive a heart transplant this week. “I have never seen one in real life,” said the kid. It was a touching moment for the Lumberjack players. “He […]

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WL Gore Product Helping Heart Patients

W.L Gore and Associates (Gore) is reporting that it has received zero accounts of erosion of the aortic root or the free wall of the atrium associated with the worldwide use of the GORE HELEX Septal Occluder.   The positive data comes from more than a decade of clinical experience using the Gore Device. Encouraging news […]

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Nutritional Therapy for High Blood Cholesterol

According to the American Heart Association, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the number one killer in the United States. Although the death rate over the last 20 years has decreased, the prevalence has increased. A major risk factor for developing CAD is unhealthy lipid levels, more commonly known as cholesterol. If you have high blood […]

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Let the Blood Flow – Drug-Eluting Stents

Angioplasty with balloons and stents has saved lives and improved quality of life for millions of people. Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure used to restore blood flow in a narrowed or blocked artery in the heart. The arteries of the heart (the coronary arteries) can become narrowed and blocked due to buildup of a […]

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Pacemakers Improving and Saving Lives

There are areas in the heart called pacemakers that send electrical signals to the rest of the heart, setting the speed or pace of the heartbeat. These pacemakers speed the heart up during exercise or hard work and slow it down again during rest. If natural pacemakers are injured or fail to do their job, […]

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What Your Jeans Tell About You

Feb. 17   In celebration of American Heart Month, Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and the Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA) are hosting “What Your Jeans Tell About You.” Interventional Cardiologist Omar Wani, M.D., will present a lecture on how your body shape can relate to heart health. The event will include jeans […]

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