Heart Disease Hogwash

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Heart Disease Hogwash

Heart disease. It’s scary, life changing and we don’t like to talk about it. But, with Kansas City’s heart disease death rate hovering at 167 deaths per 100,000 (that’s equal to the population of Blue Eye, MO, down by Branson), it’s a genuine health concern. But, what you don’t know can hurt you. Here, we […]

In a Heartbeat

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Young patient with severe aortic stenosis

“As I began feeling the effects of the anesthesia, I thought about the possibility of never seeing my husband, our 2-year-old son Anthony, or my family again. I thought about never having the chance to meet my unborn daughter.” Just 14 weeks into her second pregnancy, Angela Mason, 35, discovered her aortic stenosis had progressed […]

A Lifesaving Passion

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Donate blood

A 25-year-old stuffed duck is a visual reminder for Karen Bordson, DO, of her passion for saving lives by donating blood. The duck is adorned with her first nine donation pins and first gallon donor pin. Dr. Bordson’s high school swim coach in Madison, WI, gave her the duck as a thank you for donating […]