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Cardiac Nurse Becomes Cardiology Provider

When nurse practitioner Haley Pacholec joined the Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular cardiology team recently, her face was anything but new. Learn how her role has changed and how she personally understands what it means to be a cardiac patient.


Carotid Approach Now Offered for TAVR

Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular recently began offering the minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure using the carotid artery, located in the neck. This means more patients can get their aortic valve replaced without the need for open-heart surgery.


Finding Your Happy Place: Coping with Holiday Stress

The holidays are a wonderful time to give thanks and spend time with family, but let's face it: It can be a stressful time, too. So this year, why not take some time to de-stress and focus on the things that matter most? Your heart will thank you for it.


How to Eat Smart on Thanksgiving

Worried about what the holidays will do to your waistline? You’re not alone. Many people head into their Thanksgiving feasts more than a little concerned about what piles of rich food and desserts will do to their best lifestyle intentions.


Gifts From (and For) the Heart This Holiday Season

This holiday season, you may be giving heart-warming gifts to your loved ones — but what about a gift for heart health? 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.