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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.


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.


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.


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.


Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG): Video

Dr. Thomas Molloy is one of the leading valve surgeons in the U.S. and an expert in robotic-assisted minimally invasive heart surgery. In this video, Dr. Molloy reviews who may need heart bypass surgery and when minimally invasive heart surgery may be the best choice.