During Sam’s annual checkup, his primary care doctor discovered that he had a heart murmur. “No, I don’t think so,” Sam told his doctor. He felt fine. Later confirmed by an echocardiogram, Sam was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. It wasn’t long before he had his first symptoms while on a hike
At the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, we work with patients recovering from heart attacks or help them prevent further heart disease. But honestly, as much as we love our patients we’d rather they NOT have to come see us!
We’ve got a crush on Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t like getting a little Hershey’s Kiss every now and then? And roses…bring them on! But over and above Cupid’s standard go-to’s, what we really love about Valentine’s Day is a chance to express our heart-felt emotions in a healthy, truly heart-filled way.
February brings with it a sea of red from Valentine’s Day greetings to messages promoting heart disease awareness month. And, while cupid can get hearts beating faster in a good way, many of us may feel aflutter with anxiety when we think about our own risk for heart disease.
Stress and anxiety can certainly impact your physical, emotional and mental health, and in popular culture and common lingo, we often connect the dots between stress and heart health.
For a longer life, move around every 30 minutes.
Wayne was enjoying retirement when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a heart condition that increases the risk for stroke. Fortunately for Wayne, a new procedure called Watchman is now available at Roper St. Francis. Watch Wayne’s story and an animation of the Watchman technology.