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Parkridge Health, mobile app empowers everyday heroes to save lives

When your heart stops pumping blood, the brain and other organs begin to shut down. After approximately eight minutes, irreversible brain damage begins to occur. For every unaided minute that passes in sudden cardiac arrest, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. This is why Barry Bell, director of cardiac services at HCA Healthcare’s…
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What was wrong with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s heart?

By now, you have probably heard the news that actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent heart surgery last week. Per reports, the scheduled surgery was performed at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai to replace a pulmonary valve, or pulmonic valve, which is positioned between the heart and the lungs, allowing for blood to travel to…
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HCA Doc Named American Heart Association’s 2018 Physician of the Year

If you asked Dr. Robert Sanchez what he was going to be when he grew up, the answer was always “a doctor.” But it was the sudden loss of his beloved grandfather that defined his career and his passion for training hundreds of thousands of people to be lifesavers as well. It is in recognition…
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National Chip and Dip Day: 6 Tips to Lighten Your Chips and Dips

There’s an observance for everything. And today is no exception – it’s National Chip and Dip Day! As one of America’s favorite food pairings, we believe it is our duty to help you celebrate responsibly. Registered Dietitian Tammy Baranowski compiled a list of snack ideas that will keep you healthy, guilt-free and full. Bon appétit!…
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Methodist Hospital still celebrates tap-dancing grandmother after special heart procedure

Two years ago, Jeanne Froman, a then 93-years-young active grandmother, tap-danced her way into the hearts of caregivers at Methodist Hospital when she underwent a minimally invasive heart procedure designed for older, high-risk patients. Fast forward two years later, caregivers at the HCA Healthcare affiliate in San Antonio are returning the favor with a surprise…
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Medical City Dallas care team gives 99-year-old surprise birthday party after life-saving treatment

It isn’t everyday someone turns 99 years old. And the caregivers at Medical City Dallas wanted to make sure this nonagenarian received a gift and a birthday party she wouldn’t forget. Dorothy Lowman was told her condition, severe aortic stenosis – a valve disease that restricts blood flow from the heart to the rest of…
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