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  • Transplant

    A Patient’s Courageous Decision Saves His Life

    April 18, 2018

    “It was a 10+ year ordeal.” That’s how 59-year old Tom Giangiulio described his sometimes ups – and often downs – of battling heart disease. Despite taking heart medications for many years and undergoing open heart surgery, Tom’s heart continued to get worse.

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    Running with Heart: How the Body Handles a Marathon

    April 11, 2018

    As thousands of runners prepare for the Boston Marathon, what lessons can be learned from the quest to break 2 hours in the distance?

  • hypertension

    Show Your Heart Some Love & Know Your Numbers

    February 26, 2018

    Each February, the American Heart Association (AHA) encourages every American to celebrate Heart Month by learning about their risks for cardiovascular diseases and by taking steps to reduce those risks with a commitment to healthier, heart-conscious lifestyle choices. 

  • Heart Health

    Health System Collegiality Inspires Outpatient Treatment for Heart Failure

    February 14, 2018

    In an effort to answer that question, CCH launched an Outpatient Diuretic Program in November 2017. “This outpatient treatment solution was introduced to help prevent hospital readmissions and to also keep patients in their own environment while recovering.” 

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    Tis the Season to Be…Hypertensive?

    December 06, 2017

    We’re smack in the middle of the Holiday season – the time of year when just about every media outlet begins rolling out tips for keeping stress down, maintaining diet and exercise routines, and starting the New Year off right. While these can be helpful, they’re not always foolproof. In fact, this year for many Americans, some heath pitfalls may be unavoidable – specifically, high blood pressure.

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    Mur, Mur, Mur

    December 04, 2017

    I’ve apparently got a “great” heart murmur. I think it’s some mix of loudness and clarity that makes it a particularly good murmur. It’s actually kind of charming, how much doctors and residents tend to nerd out about it. They’ll tell me, “Ah, that’s a really wonderful murmur!” and I’ll react with a “Thank you,” as if they’d complimented my fastball.

  • tom

    A Tale of Two Toms

    October 11, 2017

    This is the tale of two Toms. One Tom is famous, a singer, an international legend. The other Tom is local, a tech guy, an avid cyclist. Other than their first names, they don’t seem to have much in common, except one big thing – they both suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

  • mohler

    Lessons Learned from a Vascular Medicine Pioneer

    October 04, 2017

    When he was in fifth grade, Emile Mohler III built a wooden incubator with his father’s help, and picked up 25 fertilized chicken eggs at a Federal Poultry Research facility in Beltsville, Maryland. He wanted to see how the chick embryos progressed each day before hatching. Thus began a life of scientific experimentation and discovery.

  • heart

    What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

    September 29, 2017

    The term “heart surgery” carries with it a certain amount of baggage: mostly some combination of grisly imagery and long, difficult recoveries. Thankfully, recent developments to both the technology and technique have resulted in a field rapidly evolving to improve the safety and comfort of one particular procedure that had, until recently, been hugely invasive.

  • mobilevan

    Crowdsourcing for CPR

    February 24, 2017

    The chance of a bystander stepping in to perform CPR on someone who goes into cardiac arrest out in public hovers around 40 percent. In Philadelphia, the numbers are far worse. Nonprofits like the American Heart Association are working hard to help turn that around with more CPR outreach, training, and better technological approaches. Yes, there’s an app for it.

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