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Signs of a Heart Attack: Symptoms for Men and Women Can Be Different
Every heart attack is different. For women especially, symptoms of a heart attack can be very subtle. According to physicians with Saint Thomas Heart, many times women do not know they are experiencin...
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Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women
Actress Carrie Fisher passed away this week after suffering a major heart attack. Paying attention to the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference of a life saved. It is important to no...
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The Talk -- A Step by Step Guide to Quit Smoking
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The facts are astonishing on smoking, but quitting is one of the hardest things to do.  Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States every year.   Millions have tried numerou...
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Saint Thomas Heart Opens Smyrna Location
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Saint Thomas Heart in Smyrna is now open and is seeing patients at 741 Presidents Place, Suite 110 in Smyrna. This newest location for the Saint Thomas Heart cardiac care program adds a location at th...
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First Heart Transplant at Saint Thomas Health Since Re-Launching the Program
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After receiving certification to perform heart transplants from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in April, Saint Thomas Health, a part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in ...
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Coffee and Your Heart
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At one time, it was believed drinking coffee could be bad for your heart.  However, over the years through more research, a morning cup of joe can actually be beneficial.   A recent Harvar...
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Optimum Heart Rate While Exercising
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It's a simple math formula to figure out where your heart rate needs to be to get the best workout possible.  The formula can also save your life.            Watch ...
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Is Red Wine Good for Your Heart?
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Is it really possible red wine can be good for you?  Dr. Andrew Zurick, a cardiologist at Saint Thomas Heart in Nashville, Tennessee says research shows there are certain substances like antioxid...
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Inaugural
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The American Red Cross partnered with the Tennessee Titans and Saint Thomas Health for the first-ever “Give & Get” Blood Drive and Health Fair on September 8, 2015.   The eve...
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Long-term depression may double stroke risk despite treatment
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 — and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of de...
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Most don’t know common stroke signs, but there's an app that can help
 If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.                 Only 8 percent&nbs...
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2015 Cardiac Conference Hosted by Saint Thomas Health
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Some of the best minds in cardiac care gathered together at Loews Hotel in Nashville for the 2nd Annual Cardiac Conference.  The event was hosted by Saint Thomas Heart.   The physicians shar...
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Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
A study by the American Heart Association.Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t s...
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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hits the Streets for National Walking Day
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According to the American Heart Association, we lose nearly 18,000 Tennesseans each year from heart diseases and stroke. Yet these are largely preventable through healthy living behaviors – like...
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Avoiding Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Football Players
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Dr. Andrew Zurick, cardiologist at Saint Thomas Heart in Nashville, spoke to more than 50 youth and high school football coaches from Tennessee about the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest. The event, h...
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Poor Response to Cholesterol Drugs May Indicate Blocked Arteries
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report If your “bad” cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than peo...
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Telemedicine Network Debuts at International Stroke Conference in Nashville
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More than 4,000 stroke experts from around the world are gathering in Nashville for the 2015 International Stroke Conference at the Music City Center. The event is hosted by the American Heart Associa...
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Saint Thomas Health Goes Red for Women's Heart Health
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It was a sea of RED at Saint Thomas Health in Nashville on Friday, February 6.  From newborns wearing handmade knitted red hats to employees in red sweaters and scrubs, the hospital went red for ...
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Track Your Heart Rate
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How often do you take the time to check your heart rate at the gym or on a run? Is it too low? Too high? Just right? Heart rate is measured by the number of times your heart beats each minute, in...
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Listen To Your Heart: Attack or Failure?
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Both heart attack and heart failure are life changing events and can be fatal. However, they are two very different things and being able to identify them could save your life.According to the Am...
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Becker's Hospital Review lists Saint Thomas West as hospital with Great Heart Program
In an article published earlier this week, Becker's Hospital Review has listed Saint Thomas Heart as one of 100 hospitals with great heart programs. Read more here....
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Great Turnout for the 2014 Rutherford Heart Walk
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Hundreds of folks got up early on a chilly Saturday morning in Murfreesboro to raise money for a good cause.  The 2014 Rutherford Heart Walk, put on by the American Heart Association and sponsore...
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Rutherford Heart Walk coming to Murfreesboro, Saturday 9/13
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The annual event is a key fundraiser for the American Heart Association in Rutherford County, and funds go to vital research, public health programs and community education about the no. 1 killer of A...
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What's the 'Vascular' in Cardiovascular?
The human body has two circulatory systems--the cardiovascular (vascular) system and the lymphatic system.  So what exactly is the vascular system and what does it do? Simply put, the vascular s...
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Free Heart Healthy Cooking School Classes Return
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - December 10, 2012 - Saint Thomas Heart, the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health, is pleased to announce the 2013 winter/spring schedule for its Heart Healthy Cooking School, a s...
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