Trinity Health System launches new program for those battling heart disease

Steubenville, OH (WTRF)- Trinity Health System successfully launches a new way to care for those battling advanced heart disease.

They call it Transcatheter Aortic Value Replacement, or TAVR in short.

How it works is simple.

The patient doesn’t have to undergo open-heart surgery like they normally would. There’s no cutting involved. They won’t even have to induce patients with general anesthesia but with minimum sedation.

This makes it for a less painful and a quicker recovery process for the patients.

With this procedure, patients could be up and walking in just 4

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Mobile health tech can support seniors with heart disease

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Mobile health technology can be beneficial in encouraging lifestyle behavior changes and medication adherence among adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease, yet more research is needed to determine what methods are the most effective, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Mobile health technology—the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives—can include voice and short messaging services (text messaging), global positioning systems (GPS) and/or Bluetooth technology, as well as

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Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease



Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease


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Mobile health tech can aid elderly with heart disease

New York, April 1 (IANS) Mobile health technology can help induce lifestyle behaviour changes and improve medication adherence among older adults aged 60 and above with existing heart disease, said a statement by the American Heart Association.

The scientific statement, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, highlights research from 26 studies from the past 11 years that examined mobile health technology for secondary heart disease prevention in adults ages 60 and older with existing heart disease.

People who used text messaging and website

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Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

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In a new study from Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, researchers have identified a potential new marker that shows cardiovascular disease may be present in a patient using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan—a non-invasive diagnostic tool commonly used in ophthalmology and optometry clinics to create images of the retina. The finding suggests it may be possible to detect heart disease during an eye examination.

In the paper published March 2, 2021 in EClinical Medicine by The Lancet, the research team examined lesions of the retina, the inner-most, light-sensitive layer of

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Mental health seen as possible new risk factor for heart disease: Why women are more affected

Last month, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement highlighting the strong link between heart health, mental health and overall wellbeing.

“This is a really important message that no cardiovascular disease really should be addressed as an isolated entity, but really it’s part of an integrated system, where the mind, the heart, and the body are all

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How to Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Your Heart Health

Welcome to 2021. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Did they involve promises about eating better, losing weight, exercising more and stressing less? What about prioritizing sleep and curbing the booze? If your goals included one or all of the above, you might as well have just said this is the year you resolve to prevent heart disease. Because each of those resolutions takes you one step closer to the formidable task of keeping your heart healthy.

Heart disease isn’t necessarily something on your radar—but it should be. “Heart disease is the number one cause of

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