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Seconds Count for a Second Chance

Do you know what to do if you see someone suddenly collapse? For Lisa Woodworth, a colleague’s quick thinking helped save her mother’s life.

Heart Health Patient Stories

No Warning Signs

A seemingly healthy 16-year-old collapsed while playing basketball with his dad. Hope came in the form of the expertise of a local cardiologist...and the help of a fighter pilot. Read Quinn's story.

Heart Health Children's Health Heart Attack Safety Tips

A Sad Connection: Depression and Heart Disease

Studies show a link between depression and heart disease, with each condition raising the risk of the other. As we navigate an uncertain future due to COVID, understanding the correlation could help save your life, or the life of someone you love.

Mental Health COVID-19 Heart Health Depression

Heart Issue Doesn’t Stop Cyclist for Long

Passing out while riding a bike is never good. When it happens twice, it’s time to take action. For Ann Dávila Cardinal, a pacemaker has brought her back to the trails. Read Ann's story.

Heart Health Patient Stories

The Pandemic’s Heart-Breaking Side Effect: Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

Medical experts are concerned that the nearly year-long pandemic has led to a decrease in physical activity and increase in heart health risks. UVM Medical Center Cardiologist Sherrie Khadanga, MD, offers advice for stepping up activity at home, and ultimately, improving the health of your heart.

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Getting Better All the Time

A year ago, COVID-19 necessitated rapid innovation at the Cardiology Clinic. Today, that means improved care for patients.

COVID-19 Heart Health

How I Avoided Open-Heart Surgery: Dottie’s Story

An innovative heart procedure reduces risk and improves recovery from a common valve disease problem called aortic stenosis. Learn more about this procedure and one patient's experience at UVM Medical Center.

Heart Health Patient Stories Innovation

Smoking Took Her Husband and Her Son. Now She’s Ready to Quit.

Marilyn Powell knows all too well about the impacts of smoking. She has no doubt that smoking contributed to the death of her father, her husband, even her oldest son who passed away in his sleep at 39 years old. But as any ex-smoker knows, that is easier said than done. Learn more about the smoking cessation care she received during COVID-19.

Heart Health Aging Well Patient Stories Smoking Stroke

He Was Concerned About a Heart Attack, a Bigger Concern Than COVID-19

In early June, Dan Clark, 65, woke up in the middle of the night with “major” heart burn and a tingling feeling in his left shoulder, hand and arm. Learn how his care team quickly responded, safely getting him the care he needed.

Heart Health COVID-19 Patient Stories

Waiting for This Life-saving Procedure Wasn’t an Option

Daniel Novembrino, 83, could barely make it across the kitchen of his home without fighting for breath. Although COVID-19 ceased non-elective surgeries and procedures, without surgery, Novembrino was risking his life. Learn about the life-saving cardiac procedure that allowed him to be back home the next day.

Heart Health COVID-19 Patient Stories

Heart Health: What is a Heart Rhythm Disorder?

The heart is basically a pump, designed to circulate blood throughout the body. It pumps because it squeezes and it squeezes in response to an electrical impulse.  So, electricity is important in the heart. Heart rhythm disorders occur when abnormal electrical activity causes your heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly.  Heart rhythm disorders

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Breaking a ‘harmful loop’: Experts advise heart patients to watch for signs of depression

It’s no surprise that a health problem – especially a condition as serious as heart disease – can make you feel discouraged, sad or unmotivated. But when those feelings coalesce into depression, the risks to mental and physical health multiply quickly. In fact, experts say the multiple, complex associations between depression and heart disease can

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Building a foundation for less stress and good health

In our society when we think about stress we think of the big stuff—the large, life-altering incidents that turn our lives upside down. But stress can come at us from every angle during even the most routine parts of our daily lives. Of course, a house fire, a car accident or a devastating medical diagnosis

Heart Health

How to Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age

Preventing heart disease means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, poor diet and smoking habits take a toll on your body over the years. Anyone, no matter your age, can take simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. It

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Am I at risk for heart valve disease?

According to the American Heart Association, about five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. Harold Dauerman, MD, cardiologist at UVM Medical Center, talks about what heart valve disease is and new treatments for it. Dauerman is a professor at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. What are heart valves and

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