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Posted: Aug 27, 2018

TAVR Now an Option for More Heart Patients

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

More cardiac patients are now eligible for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis that was formerly reserved for high-risk patients too sick for open-heart surgery.

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Posted: Aug 7, 2018

Understanding Heart Failure Medications

Written by SMH Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Heart failure is a life-threatening, chronic condition affecting millions in the US. For these patients, proper management is vital and often requires taking multiple medications daily. If you or a loved one if managing heart failure, it’s important to know what the medications do and how they affect the body. 

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Posted: May 18, 2018

Ask An Expert: Women's Heart Health

A Video Q&A with SMH Cardiologist Chippy Nalluri

Sarasota Memorial Cardiologist Dr. Chippy Nalluri answers common questions about Women's Heart Health in this recorded livestream Q&A, part of SMH's ongoing Ask An Expert series. 
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Posted: Apr 10, 2018

Travel Checklist for Heart Failure Patients

Written by Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Stacey Daggett

Planning a summer getaway? If you’re managing heart failure, there are a few things you should know — and do — before you hit the road.
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Posted: Apr 2, 2018

Is Hiring a Personal Trainer Worth It?

By HealthFit Manager Kayla Frimmel

Exercise can be great medicine, but for those who are new to it or have taken an extended break, working with a personal trainer might be just the thing you need to develop a safe, effective routine that optimizes strength and weight, and boosts your daily living ability and endurance. 
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