Heart & Vascular

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

  • Lowering Your Blood Pressure – Beyond Diet and Exercise

    Lowering Your Blood Pressure – Beyond Diet and Exercise

    Other than a healthy diet and exercise, find out how to lower your blood pressure at any age.

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  • The benefits of a colorful plate and how to construct one

    The benefits of a colorful plate and how to construct one

    Eating a variety of colorful foods can provide a balance of essential nutrients, save you money and even help the environment. Learn about the benefits of a colorful plate.

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  • Do Pregnancy Complications Indicate Future Heart Disease?

    Do Pregnancy Complications Indicate Future Heart Disease?

    Research shows that pregnancy complications may indicate risk of heart disease in the future. Learn more at Swedish.org.

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  • Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

    Eating healthy can be tasty! Buddha Bowl: a light, healthy and delicious meal comprised of a whole grain, lots of vegetables, protein of your choice and to top it off, a flavorful sauce.

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  • 50 and fabulously healthy: wellness tips for women

    50 and fabulously healthy: wellness tips for women

    Stay vital and energized by following our checklist

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  • There's nothing dreamy about atherosclerosis

    There's nothing dreamy about atherosclerosis

    You have heard a lot of good advice about how to take care of your heart, but this may be a new one: Make sure you're getting seven hours or more sleep each day.

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  • Red meat linked again to heart disease risk

    Red meat linked again to heart disease risk

    Research has found that people who eat red meat produce more of a chemical byproduct called TMAO which has been linked to heart disease.

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

    Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

    Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a leading cause of stroke and can ultimately result in heart failure if left untreated.

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  • Judge for yourself: RBG's workout is fabulous

    Judge for yourself: RBG's workout is fabulous

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  • New year, new approach to weight loss

    New year, new approach to weight loss

    Do you want to lose weight the right way this year? Swedish Weight Loss Services is here to help.

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  • Recharge your body with electrolytes (from food!) this winter

    Recharge your body with electrolytes (from food!) this winter

    If health-related New Year’s resolutions have prompted you to spend additional time at the gym this month, you might find yourself sweating more than usual — leading to the loss of valuable electrolyt

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  •  Swedish research at the forefront of new advances in heart health

    Swedish research at the forefront of new advances in heart health

    A recent clinical trial finds promising results for treating leaking heart valve in certain patients.

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  • Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

    Time is brain so BEFAST to recognize stroke

    Nirav H. Shah, MD, Medical Director of Stroke at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, explains how strokes are caused, how they are treated and how to prevent them from happening.

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  • Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    Horoscopes aside, your birth month really does affect your health

    For centuries, physicians used astrology as a medical tool that helped diagnose certain conditions, illnesses and diseases. They believed signs of the zodiac had influence over specific body...

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  • Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

    Is ibuprofen riskier than other pain relievers?

    Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications are the most common treatment method for everyday ailments like muscle sprains, headaches, and fever. But like all medicines, ibuprofen and other pain...

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  • Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

    Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

    The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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  • Kids can have high blood pressure, too

    Kids can have high blood pressure, too

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn’t just an adult disease. It occurs in 2 to 5 percent of all pediatric patients, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But it often goes...

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  • Top 5 sugar shockers

    Top 5 sugar shockers

    When it comes to sweet treats like doughnuts, cakes and cookies, it’s pretty obvious that they’re loaded with sugar. But what about the not-so-obvious foods?

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  • American Heart Month

    American Heart Month

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death – almost 18 million deaths each year worldwide, and one American death every 38 seconds. Some causes we can’t change, like age and...

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  • What we can learn from Serena Williams' complicated birth

    What we can learn from Serena Williams' complicated birth

    Serena Williams’ childbirth experience highlights complications in care and disparities in maternal mortality that must be addressed.

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