ICMs Help Diagnose Silent AFib and Cause of Fainting

The majority of strokes in the U.S. are caused by a blood clot that plugs an artery leading to the brain. Called ischemic strokes, they are seen in 800,000 people in the U.S. annually. There also are approximately 200,000 people with no identifiable cause for their strokes. These secondary strokes are called cryptogenic strokes. Insertable [...]

By |2018-10-22T17:04:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

6 Simple Steps to Help the Whole Family be Heart Healthy

No matter your family dynamic, taking time to create some heart healthy habits benefits everyone. Make the Time Tracking each family member’s daily activities for one week gives you a snapshot of when the family can be together for physical exercise. It can also help you see which activities you can cut back on. Related [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:49:57+00:00February 16th, 2018|

Lifesaving Missions for Drones

Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, were a hot item on last year’s Christmas lists. Beyond recreational fun, businesses are capitalizing on the drone’s potential to transform healthcare. Disaster Relief One of the first medical applications for a drone was disaster relief. [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:51:50+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Live the Good Life With Help From NKCH’s Accredited Heart Failure Program

The words “heart” and “failure” when used together can be scary, especially when you hear them from your doctor. In the U.S. alone, the condition affects nearly 6 million people and their families. According to a recent report from the American Heart Association, the number is growing. By 2035, AHA projects more than 9 million [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:07:17+00:00May 30th, 2017|

Brave Hearts

Mary and Brandon trust NKCH’s accredited heart failure program to help them stay healthy and out of the hospital. Meet Mary For Mary Maag, 84, managing heart failure is a lot like gardening — it involves time, energy and patience, mixed with a little frustration from time to time. “My garden is my passion,” Mary [...]

By |2017-02-21T14:26:45+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Happy Anniversary to NKCH’s TAVR Program

We’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) program at North Kansas City Hospital. TAVR is an innovative approach to treating people with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. The procedure is FDA-approved for people who have additional health conditions that put them at an intermediate or high risk for complications with open [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:13:44+00:00February 10th, 2017|

3 Heart-Healthy Ways to Share the Love

February is the month of love – love for the heart! It’s also American Heart Month, and whose heart is more important than yours? Following these heart-healthy tips will help you have the best ticker in town! Swap Dining Out for Dining In Choosing homemade meals over restaurant menu items is a big step toward [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:02:22+00:00February 24th, 2016|

In a Heartbeat

“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 [...]

By |2015-11-19T13:29:00+00:00November 19th, 2015|
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