Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • Amazing ways laughter improves your heart health

    Amazing ways laughter improves your heart health

    Laugher can lower your blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and boost circulation. Learn how a few giggles can help your cardiovascular health.

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  • Top 2020 heart research findings pave the way for future treatment

    Top 2020 heart research findings pave the way for future treatment

    Providence shares an overview of 2020’s groundbreaking heart health research from the American Heart Association.

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  • Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Learn the science behind how meditation, mindfulness and music lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve your heart rate.

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  • Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    MyPlate is a basic template for a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Learn how to personalize your plate during National Nutrition Month.

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  • Heart Health: Q&A with Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh

    Heart Health: Q&A with Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh

    Shalizeh Shokooh, MD is a Cardiologist at Providence St. Joseph Hospital with more than 27 years of experience in healthcare. She discusses heart disease and what we can do to protect our heart.

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  • Help your neighbors and your heart: Being kind has many health benefits

    Help your neighbors and your heart: Being kind has many health benefits

    What does kindness have to do with heart health? Learn how acts of kindness can help improve our mental and physical wellbeing.

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  • A checkup for your heart

    A checkup for your heart

    Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers offer heart screenings to assess your cardiovascular health.

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  • A second chance at life

    A second chance at life

    A freak infection caused nightmarish cardiac problems until Providence Little Company of Mary surgeons intervened.

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  • Heart health glossary: Here are the terms you should know

    Heart health glossary: Here are the terms you should know

    Brush up on some of the most common heart terminology around cardiovascular conditions, tests and treatments.

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  • 5 foods rich in potassium to help reduce high blood pressure

    5 foods rich in potassium to help reduce high blood pressure

    Can eating bananas and avocados help prevent high blood pressure? Providence takes a look at potassium and its role in lowering hypertension.

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  • Early heart disease detection saves lives

    Early heart disease detection saves lives

    Providence shares research findings about the importance of heart disease screening and looks at several essential tests.

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  • Teaming with Microsoft to combat the flu

    Teaming with Microsoft to combat the flu

    Providence and MSFT team to combat the flu. Learn more.

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  • Honor Walk ceremonies give donor patients 'a hero's goodbye'

    Honor Walk ceremonies give donor patients 'a hero's goodbye'

    Learn how Mission Hospital honors donor patients and gives thanks to their family and loved ones for the gift of life.

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  • From heart failure to recovery: A young man’s journey

    From heart failure to recovery: A young man’s journey

    Dave Tough gets a new lease on life after being treated for congestive heart failure at Providence.

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  • Heart to Heart

    Heart to Heart

    Thanks to the generous gift of organ donation—and the comprehensive transplant program at Providence—Brian Starr is getting a second chance at life.

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  • Your heart wants you to stop smoking: Seven creative ways

    Your heart wants you to stop smoking: Seven creative ways

    Are you trying to quit smoking? Learn how to kick the habit for good with these seven creative tactics.

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  • Five things your heart rate is trying to tell you

    Five things your heart rate is trying to tell you

    Your heart rate can be a window into your overall health. What’s yours trying to tell you? Learn what an elevated pulse may mean.

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  • Breast cancer research brings new hope for care

    Breast cancer research brings new hope for care

    Research and clinical trials are leading to breakthrough therapies for breast cancer. Learn about the latest research at Providence.

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  • Can certain foods lower your cholesterol?

    Can certain foods lower your cholesterol?

    Foods with healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber can all help your heart. Learn which foods can lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

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  • Atrial fibrillation (AFib): What you need to know

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib): What you need to know

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a serious health problem that should be treated as soon as possible. Learn how Providence heart experts can help.

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