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How to identify and prevent a stroke

May is American Stroke Awareness Month, making now the ideal time to learn more about strokes, including how to identify one and how to help prevent one from occurring in the first place.

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Helping AFib Patients Enjoy Life Without Blood Thinners

Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular now offers the WATCHMAN implant for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) who want to reduce their risk of stroke without taking blood thinners.

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Olympic Fitness: USOC Medical Team

Even athletes in “individual” Olympic sports are, in reality, are part of elaborate teams. From coaches and practice partners to doctors and athletic trainers, America’s top athletes are definitely a team: the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Gifts From (and For) the Heart

It’s Heart Month, which makes heart-related gifts come to mind as Valentine’s Day approaches. We talked with cardiologist Dr. Tony Chen about heart gadgets that are getting a lot of press these days. Here’s what he had to say.

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New Heart Valve, New Lease on Life

Thomas Amabisca was no stranger to heart problems when his doctor noticed a little murmur five or six years go. Back in the 1980s, he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. He had an extra electrical pathway in his heart that caused his heart to race at times.

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