Stroke: Reduce Your Risk and Know the Signs
Deaconess Primary Stroke Center
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Because of these serious statistics, we want everyone to know more about stroke risk factors, stroke signs and symptoms, and the importance of immediate treatment if a stroke is suspected.
Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment
Ankita Bahuva, MD, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown
Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise. The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.
Early Symptoms of Heart Disease
Dominic Cefali, MD, PhD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, The Deaconess Heart Group
In my nearly 20 years of practice, I've had thousands of patients tell me that they can look back and recognize symptoms they were having prior to their heart attack--certain "warning signs" in the days/weeks/months leading up to the heart attack.
H. Simon Tran, MD, RVT - Vascular Surgeon with The Deaconess Heart Group
Clogged arteries are the result of plaque buildup on the smooth, inner walls of the vessel. Plaque in the arteries is made up of cholesterol, calcium and blood clots. Buildup takes place over time, but due to various factors, including diet, lifestyle habits, high blood pressure, tobacco smoking and even genetics, it can happen at a faster rate and a younger age.