Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Heart Hospital of Lafayette Receives 2017 Women's Choice Award® as one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care

Heart Hospital of Lafayette has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that Heart Hospital of Lafayette is in the top 9% of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering heart care services. According to...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Know ALL the Warning Signs a of a Heart Attack

Heart attack symptoms aren't always the same for all people.  Below are some common signs of cardiac distress.  Chest Discomfort Heart attacks often involve discomfort in the center of the chest—a feeling of fullness or uncomfortable pressure or squeezing—that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes bac...
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Monday, October 03, 2016

Heart Hospital Earns Award for its Commitment to Improving Patient Experience

National Research Corporation (NRC), has selected Heart Hospital of Lafayette as a recipient of its 2016 Excellence award. Heart Hospital was recognized at the 22nd Annual NRC Picker Patient-Centered Symposium in San Diego on Sunday, August 28. NRC selected Excellence award recipients based on their achievement within categories that patients h...
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Stressed? Relax and love yourself!

Life gets busy and with all that hustle and bustle comes stress. Did you know stress can set off hormones in your body causing your heart rate and blood pressure to rise? Too much stress causes a chain of events—first the situation causes your body to release adrenaline, the hormone that temporarily causes your breath and heart rate to sp...
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Heart Healthy Pear Berry Crisp

A heart healthy diet is one of your best tools for preventing heart disease. This dessert is low in sodium, cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats and promotes fruits, fiber-rich whole grains and good fats. You don’t have to sacrifice taste for a healthier diet. Topping 1½ cups rolled oats ¼ cup whole-wheat flour &f...
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Heart Healthy Cuban Chicken Carnitas

This heart healthy dish is not lacking in flavor.  Our heart healthy Cuban Chicken Carnitas are sure to be a hit with everyone. RECIPE: 4 boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 tbsp Cuban Rub 1.5 tsp Lime Juice 1 tbsp Cuban Rub (see recipe) for after shredding   Cuban Rub 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes 2 tsp Oregan...
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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Super Bowl: Snacking for Health

Throw a flag on the play—these recipes are too good to be low in fat and good for you! You don’t need to be a nutrition pro to enjoy satisfying and healthy snacking during the Super Bowl this weekend—all you need is a little inspiration like these three recipes for some classic game day favorites. Simple ingredient modificat...
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Monday, February 01, 2016

Be Fit to Be Heart Healthy

February is heart month and there’s no better time to give yourself a little love. One of the best things you can do to prevent heart disease is through diet and exercise. Making sure you’re eating the right foods and getting the right amount of activity not only make your heart happy, but will improve your overall well being. Acco...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Stent in Time

Drug-eluting stents are tiny mesh tubes that physicians use to prop open clogged arteries in order for blood to flow freely to the heart. The stents are usually composed of three parts: a metal structure, a drug coating that helps the body accept the stent after it has been implanted and a polymer that helps deliver the drug to the body. The dru...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Living With Congestive Heart Failure

Not all conditions that lead to congestive heart failure can be reversed, but treatments and lifestyle changes can improve the signs and symptoms and help you live longer. Try exercising, reducing salt in your diet, managing stress and especially losing weight, all of which can improve your quality of life. Visit the HeartVantage Programs&rsquo...
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