Heart Valve Disease
22Feb, 2017

Heart Valve Disease

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Heart valve disease involves damage to one or more of the heart’s valves. This can reduce blood flow and lead to major complications- including death. What Are Heart Valves and How Do They Work? Your heart contains four chambers, a right and left atrium (top), and a right and left ventricle (bottom).  Your heart valves are located at the exit of each chamber and control blood flow. Heart valves maintain one-way blood flow and stop blood from leaking backward in the heart. What Is Heart Valve Disease? Heart valve stenosis […]
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National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
12Sep, 2015

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrythmia. An arrhythmia means the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat is irregular. StopAfib.org warns that atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke, heart failure, and Alzheimer’s disease, and can double your risk of death. September is dedicated to raising awareness of atrial fibrillation and helping those with Afib become educated on proper management. What is Afib? Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is caused by a problem in the hearts electrical system. This malfunction causes the atria, or top chambers of the heart to contract […]
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