what is a stress test

January 20th, 2018

What is a Stress Test?

If your doctor has recommended that you get an exercise stress test, you may have questions about how and why the test is performed. The good news is that a basic stress test is a safe,…

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January 20th, 2018

If Your Heart Doctor Had 3 Wishes…

Of all of the authority figures we encounter in our lives – our parents, teachers and bosses – there’s someone else we should readily abide by: our heart doctor. Why? Because he or she has the…

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milton hugate hampton roads tavr

January 15th, 2018

A Fast Recovery After a Quick Fix

Milton Hugate has always been an active person. At age 83, he still likes to mow his yard and his neighbor’s. Living in a rural area of Virginia with large lawns, the mowing is no easy…

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January 14th, 2018

VIDEO | Women and Heart Attacks: When to Call 911

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner Heart disease ranks as the top killer of women. In fact, heart disease and stroke account for one in three deaths per year among women – more than…

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January 10th, 2018

Resolution Revival: 8 Heart Healthy Exercises You Can Do At Home

Barely a month into 2018 and already experiencing skip-the-gym guilt? It’s OK, we get it. But don’t give up yet – being short on time doesn’t have to mean neglecting your fitness. We’ve got your resolution…

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January 3rd, 2018

From Treatment to Cure: Overcoming Afib

One morning at work, 48-year-old Julie Williams’ heart rate soared from a normal 60 beats per minute to 170 beats. Her accelerated heart beat continued for nearly four hours and the longer it lasted the more…

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health facts

January 1st, 2018

By the Numbers, 8 Health Facts That Might Surprise You

Think you know your own survival odds? You might be surprised. The odds of being killed by a shark: 1 in 300,000,000 The odds of being crushed by a falling vending machine: 1 in 112,000,000 The…

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