February 12th, 2018

VIDEO | Part 1: Discovering a Family History of Heart Disease

Watch the story of how an 18-year-old, now 28, discovered her family history of heart disease and learned how it would impact her life. #28DaysofHeart

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ODU-Athletics

February 2nd, 2018

ODU Athletics Teams with Sentara Heart on Student-Athlete Cardiac Program

A program, spearheaded by Sentara Heart cardiologist George Sarris, to screen all incoming student-Athletes for potential heart disease, is currently being implemented at Old Dominion University (ODU). The heart testing services provided, electrocardiograms (EKGs) and echocardiogram (ECHOs),…

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Pulmonary

February 2nd, 2018

Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment

Pulmonary arterial hypertension—a progressive, life-threatening, debilitating form of pulmonary hypertension—is high blood pressure of the lungs due to narrowing of the pulmonary arteries. It forces the right side of the heart to pump so hard to…

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Innovations

February 1st, 2018

Innovations Changing the Heart Game

Not everyone is equally at risk of heart complications, but having access to cutting edge treatment and technology levels the playing field. Advancements in all areas of heart health – from devices to procedures – have…

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Electrophysiology

February 1st, 2018

Electrophysiology: An Electrician for Your Heart

In many ways, your body is like a machine, full of interconnected parts that rely on each other to function smoothly. And the “electrical box” in this intricate machine is your heart. Your heart uses electricity…

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GearUpForGameDay

February 1st, 2018

Gear Up for Game Day: 8 Heart Healthy Exercises You Can Do At Home

This Sunday is game day and for many people that means food, football and fun. Before you break out the game day snacks and find your spot on the couch, make time for an at home…

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SentaraHeartandOrnish

February 1st, 2018

Sentara Heart and Ornish: Working Together to Reverse Heart Disease

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with heart disease. Or maybe you experienced a heart attack or had heart surgery. You know what a wake-up call it can be: A clear sign that it’s time to make…

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ways you are ambushing your heart

January 28th, 2018

Top 5 Ways You’re Accidentally Ambushing Your Heart

Here’s the bad news: when it comes to controlling our heart’s fate, we can’t control all of the factors that affect our heart health, like heredity and medical history. However, there are some risk factors for…

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January 27th, 2018

Did you Know Yoga Clears Your Mind AND Boosts Your Heart Health? Time to Get Stretching!

If the closest you’ve ever gotten to doing downward dog is maneuvering yourself to get the tiny Lego® piece that fell under the couch, maybe it’s time to reevaluate your exercise routine. Yoga, it turns out,…

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benefits of a plant based diet

January 26th, 2018

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

There’s a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. And with good reason: There’s increasing evidence that people who eat this way live longer, healthier lives—with lower rates of diabetes, obesity…

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stress reduction

January 23rd, 2018

Reduce Stress to Improve your Heart Health

Chronic stress is related to all sorts of diseases—including heart disease. In fact, at least 50 percent of doctor visits have some connection to the stress in our lives. Your body’s nervous system Your nervous system…

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janie cough that was so much more

January 21st, 2018

The Cough That Was So Much More

Janie was usually in great shape and at age 66, proud to compete in triathlons. But after months of a lingering cough, she could barely carry a chair to the beach. Three doctor’s visits later, she…

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