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Change of heart: when pregnancy alters the cardiovascular system

From the moment of conception, women embark on a nine-month journey filled with endless body transformations. While some of these alterations are visible, like a protruding belly and swollen ankles, there are plenty of changes going on inside the body. The heart is not excluded. In some rare instances, healthy pregnant women can develop a…
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Surviving SCAD: HCA Healthcare cardiac nurse thankful for life after heart attack

Like many women, Jennifer Gaydosh talked herself out of the fact that she was having a heart attack. Researchers say women suffering heart attacks delay seeking treatment at least 37 minutes longer than men. Gaydosh, however, isn’t your typical woman – she’s a cardiac nurse at HealthONE’s Rose Medical Center – and she suffered from…
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HCA Healthcare patient selected as AHA’s youngest national spokeswoman

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 4 women. This year, HCA Healthcare patient Sofia Montoya speaks up for our mothers, sisters and friends…
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Is 2019 the “Year of the Vegan”? Beyoncé and Jay-Z think so.

There is one constant at the start of every year: resolutions. A time-honored tradition that approximately 44 percent of Americans resolve to make year after year. And while eating healthier tops many New Year’s resolution lists, the likelihood of success is slim. According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second…
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How to avoid holiday heart this New Year’s Eve

A new study shows the risk of heart attacks increase significantly during the winter holiday season. During a 15-year period, Swedish researchers discovered the chance of a heart attack were 15 percent higher than usual on Christmas, 37 percent higher on Christmas Eve, and 20 percent higher on New Year’s day. This isn’t surprising to…
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HCA Hero: Medical office coordinator’s CPR training saves colleague’s life

It started as a regular day. Angela Maiden’s alarm went off at 6 a.m. She got her daughters ready for school, kissed her husband and headed to the office. On Wednesdays, the HCA Healthcare affiliated practice, Levinson Heart Failure Clinic in Richmond, Virginia, is usually quiet. Her physician and nurses typically perform surgery at the…
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