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Build a Healthy Heart | Article Index

There are 13 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION [WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW] by The Heart Institute

    Summary: Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that can cause blood clots, stroke, and other heart complications. There are approximately 2.7 million Americans living with atrial...

  2. CARDIAC REHABILITATION by The Heart Institute

    Summary: Cardiac Rehabilitation, commonly called cardiac rehab, is a supervised, individualized exercise and education program for those with heart disease. An outpatient service at Good Shepherd...

  3. CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE [FACTS AND CARE] by The Heart Institute

    Summary: What is it?Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscles. While often referred to simply as “heart failure,” CHF...

  4. CT CALCIUM SCORE TEST by The Heart Institute

    Summary: The CT Calcium Score test uses a CT scan to measure the amount of calcified plaque in your coronary arteries. The test measures your “calcium score, which helps your doctor calculate your...

  5. HYPERTENSION by The Heart Institute

    Summary: What is Hypertension?High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is when your blood pressure—the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels—is consistently too...

  6. STRENGTHENING THE HEART WITH EXERCISE by Ryan Ozanic

    Summary: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk with ExerciseA healthier heart leads to a higher quality of life and a greater life expectancy. Unfortunately, lifestyle habits such as unhealthy eating,...

  7. STRUCTURAL HEART PROGRAM [NEW IN 2019] by The Heart Institute

    Summary: On June 27, 2019, Advocate Good Shepherd performed their first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Procedure. This procedure is a non-surgical option for patients with aortic valve disease. The...

  8. PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD) by The Heart Institute

    Summary: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a build up of plaque in the arteries in your legs. Plaque is made of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. Over...

  9. TAVR (TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE PROCEDURE) by The Heart Institute

    Summary: Transcatheter aortic valve procedure (TAVR) is a minimally invasive valve surgical procedure that replaces the valve in patients with aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a condition in...

  10. MEET DR. FREIHAGE by Dr. Jeffrey Freihage

    Summary: Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional CardiologyAdvocate Heart Institute27750 West Highway 22, Suite 240        Barrington, IL  60010847.381.5800525 Congress...

  11. MEET DR. JOHNSON by Dr. Sarah Johnson

    Summary: Heart CareBOARD CERTIFICATIONSCardiovascular DiseaseInternal MedicineMEDICAL SCHOOLUniversity of IllinoisRESIDENCYCook County HospitalFELLOWSHIP/INTERNSHIPniversity of IllinoisSOCIETIES...

  12. MEET DR. KUMMERER by Dr. Robert G Kummerer

    Summary: Cardiothoracic and VascularBOARD CERTIFICATIONSDiplomat, American Board of SurgeryDiplomat, American Board of Thoracic SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery, General Vascular SurgeryMEDICAL...

  13. MEET DR. VOTAPKA by Dr. Timothy V. Votapka

    Summary: Cardiothoracic and VascularBOARD CERTIFICATIONSAmerican Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic SurgeryMEDICAL SCHOOLUniversity of Kansas School of Medicine (1983)RESIDENCYMcGaw...