Heart health and COVID-19: What patients should know | Brand Ave. Studios



Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute, member of Monument Health Hospital medical staff

February was American Heart Month, and as America continues to recover from a once-in-a-generation pandemic, one of the region’s leading cardiologists offers his insight on what the effects of COVID-19 could be on one of the body’s most important organs.

Alexander Schabauer, M.D., is part of the team at Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Rapid City. Here is what he had to say about staying healthy as the pandemic enters its third year.

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Heart patients may consult doctors via WhatsApp video call in Gurugram

Heart patients may consult doctors via WhatsApp video call in Gurugram

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Heart patients may consult doctors via WhatsApp video call in Gurugram

On Wednesday, On the occasion of world health day, the Health Department in Gurugram has said it is going to start a WhatsApp video call facility for heart patients to consult cardiologists soon.

Nonetheless, if the doctor feels a need for a physical check-up, the patients will have to visit nearby government health centres.

People living in rural areas will be benefited by this initiative of the health department as after consultation with the doctor, they can visit nearby health centres, primary and community

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What heart and stroke patients should know about COVID-19 vaccine boosters

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COVID-19 vaccines offer protection against life-threatening disease caused by the coronavirus to people with heart disease and stroke, and a booster dose could bolster that protection, health experts said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sets policy on vaccine use, recommended Pfizer booster vaccines for several groups last week. People 65 and older; residents in long-term care settings; and people 50 and older with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster at least six months after their initial Pfizer vaccine doses, the CDC said.

People 18 to 49 with underlying medical conditions and adults

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3rd COVID vaccine dose recommended for heart transplant patients | WWTI

(WWTI) — Health officials from across the country are recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for some patients with weakened immune systems.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is recommending a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for heart transplant patients and those with weakened immune systems. This recommendation was issued in a joint statement from the two organizations.

Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely

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Ryders Health offers advanced Heart Failure Program, reduces hospital time for patients

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Heart Failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in older adults here in the United States. At Ryder’s Health, an advanced Heart Failure Program aims to minimize hospital time, maximize long-term health and to get patients back to their loved ones as quickly as possible.

“The program itself will monitor labs on patients twice weekly to make sure the kidney function is normal, the electrolytes are normal,” says Dr. Brian Ehrlich, heart failure cardiology coordinator for the program. “There is a heart failure nurse associated who’s actually my eyes and ears on the ground

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Spouses of ICU Patients Have Their Own Heart Attack Risk|thirdAGE


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Having a spouse in a hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or cardiac-related hospitalization themselves within a few weeks of the ICU admission, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

“Spouses of ICU patients should pay attention to their own physical health, especially in terms of cardiovascular disease,” said the study’s senior author Hiroyuki Ohbe, M.D., M.P.H., a Ph.D. student in the department of clinical epidemiology and health economics in the School of Public Health at The University of Tokyo in

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