Showing articles tagged with "Heart Health"

Monitor showing heart rate
Published on in COVID-19, Heart Health

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.

Published on in Behavioral & Mental Health, COVID-19, Depression, Heart Health

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.

Mother and daughter running upstairs.

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.

Published on in Cardiology, Fitness, Heart Health, Surgery

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.

Published on in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Care Team, Heart Health

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 beat
Published on in Heart Health

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

depression heart health
Published on in Heart Health

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

reducing stress
Published on in Heart 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 healthy at any age
Published on in Heart Health

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

heart healthy at any age
Published on in Heart Health

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

Published on in Heart Health

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

Published on in Health resources, Heart Health, Recipes

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.

team heart rwanda
Published on in Heart Health

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

tobacco 21
Published on in Community, Heart Health

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

Enlarged heart
Published on in Heart Health

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