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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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Caring for a loved one with a heart condition?

Tips for you and those in your care As a caregiver, the prospect of helping someone with a heart condition may feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this important role easier for you and the cardiac patient in your care. Learn about the disease Caring for someone with cardiac issues and understanding their

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Heart innovation reduces risk, improves recovery

Less invasive cardiac care available at the University of Vermont Health Network An estimated 250 people from Vermont and New York will come through the doors of UVM Health Network hospitals this year with a structural heart abnormality called aortic valve stenosis. This condition narrows the aortic valve and weakens proper heart function. Had any

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UVM Medical Center nurse witness to cardiology advancements over four decades

The first time Kathy Getty showed up at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont she was, well, a newborn. She debuted in what was then called the Mary Fletcher Hospital in 1954. 14 years later, she was back here as a candy striper. What she saw inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. “I

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Mediterranean Diet: A Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

The Mediterranean diet. named the Best Diet Overall for 2019 by U.S. News, has been around since the 1960s and is best known for its health benefits: longevity, weight loss, and disease prevention. Here’s everything you need know.

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‘Make all the difference’; UVM Medical Center volunteers change lives in Rwanda

Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Leavitt put two donated

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First with Kids: Listening for Heart Murmurs

Lewis First, MD gets to the heart of the matter to provide parents with answers to their questions about heart murmurs in children.

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Why I Support Tobacco 21

The Vermont legislature is considering several bills which will make it more difficult for teens to access tobacco products and tobacco substitutes, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products. These include: The restriction of internet sales of vaping products; A new tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products; and A bill to raise the age to purchase

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Bigger Isn’t Better: Risks & Reasons for an Enlarged Heart

Have you heard of the inherited heart condition that affects about 1 in 500 people? It’s called hypertrophic cardiomyopathyand it causes an enlarged heart, which may result in chest pain, dizziness, and even a sudden cardiac arrest. Here to talk to us about the molecular motors that power the heart, mutations that enhance function, and

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Heart Failure: How a Patient Education Program is Improving Lives in Vermont

More than five million Americans have heart failure, making it one of the leading causes of hospitalization. Five-hundred and fifty thousand new cases are diagnosed each year in United States. Experts estimate that by 2030, more than eight million Americans will have heart failure. That’s one out of every 33 people. Heart failure also accounts

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