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Medications to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure

Some medications can cause rises in blood pressure, so if you have high blood pressure, it is wise to be aware of which medications can increase your blood pressure.

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Making Cardiac Caths Easier for Patients

Over 80 million adults suffer from a form of heart disease. With today’s prevalence of heart disease, many adults will need coronary care or intervention in a hospital cardiac catheterization...

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Have You Heard about Adult Congenital Heart Disease?

What is ACHD? As a cardiologist specializing in this topic, this is a somewhat common question I hear. ACHD stands for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, but it actually occurs at...

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7 Easy Steps to Ideal Heart Health

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Silent Killer

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States for adults over the age of 40 with nearly 850,000 people considered high risk. It’s estimated that...

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Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker Changes Lives

Cardiac pacemakers monitor the heart and provide electrical pulses to the heart when it beats too slowly.

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Learn about the Benefits of Alcohol - In Moderation

Did you know that all types of alcohol can help lower your risk of heart disease? Registered Dietician and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Molly Kimball, discusses the benefits of...

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Twins Undergo Dual Heart Surgeries

Doctors at Ochsner Medical Center performed a life-saving surgery on twin girls who were born with an abnormal hole in the wall between their hearts' upper chambers.

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