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Q&A: Living with a Pacemaker

Q&A: Living with a Pacemaker

Here's everything you need to know about this life-saving device. Imagine a defibrillator restarting a heart. A pacemaker, in a way, does the same trick – just on a smaller scale. Pacemakers are commonly used as a treatment for reoccurring …

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Do I Have Atrial Fibrillation?

Do I Have Atrial Fibrillation?

An irregular heartbeat is nothing to ignore. Is atrial fibrillation threatening your heart's health? Caring for your heart means paying attention to signs and symptoms that could pose serious health risks if left untreated. Did you know that atrial fibrillation …

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Lowering your blood pressure can sometimes be as easy as 1, 2, 3. Is your blood pressure higher than your doctor would like it to be? High blood pressure puts you at an increased risk for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. …

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Top Five Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

Top Five Ways To Prevent Heart Disease

There are several things you can do to actively help prevent heart disease. Worried about your heart health and want to take action? Even if you don’t think anything is wrong, it is never too soon to think about the …

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Top Signs Your Chest Pain Is Serious

Top Signs Your Chest Pain Is Serious

Knowing the signs that signify when chest pain is serious can help save your life. Not sure if the pain in your chest is simply a side effect of something you ate or if it's a sign of a serious …

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One Woman’s Heart Story

One Woman’s Heart Story

Heart attack symptoms often present differently in women than men, and patient Diann Braudrick's story illustrates just that. Diann's normal workday was interrupted by severe back pain, extreme hot flashes and extreme nausea.  Some of the common heart attack signs …

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New Biplane Cardiac Cath Lab to Open this October at Medical Center of McKinney

New Biplane Cardiac Cath Lab to Open this October at Medical Center of McKinney

Beginning this October, the Cardiology Department at Medical Center of McKinney will feature a Biplane Cardiac Catheterization / EP Lab. This new addition to our cardiology department will allow our cardiologists to perform the highest level of interventional cardiology and …

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Caffeine & Your Heart

Caffeine & Your Heart

If you're like millions of Americans, you like to kick-start your day with a cup of Joe or maybe a cup of hot tea. Caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea and countless other sources is the most widely used …

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What Is an Electrophysiologist?

What Is an Electrophysiologist?

When a doctor puts a steth oscope to your chest to hear your heart, he or she is listening to its beat, which may be regular or irregular. An electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis …

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Heart Month: Top 10 Things You Can Do For Your Heart Health

Heart Month: Top 10 Things You Can Do For Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. ┬áBecause heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, everyone should take precautions to help in the fight of this fatal epidemic. What is Heart Disease? According to the American …

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