AJ’s guardian angel

On any normal day, Joey Jakubowski is a typical 8th grader, studying and running track for St. Vincent de Paul. But when his grandfather, AJ Barile,...
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A new resource for pediatric cardiac patients

Last year, the Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital recognized a need for a pediatric cardiology program in our community. After selecting Vimal...
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How HeartSmart is changing lives

Parkview started offering the EBT test to the public in 2004. The scan is used to identify cardiac issues before they escalate to something severe,...
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Making the Rounds: Hypertension

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hypertension – high blood pressure – affects 75 million Americans. That’s 29 percent of...
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Love your heart with loving food

We’re nearing the end of Heart Month, but we didn’t want to let February pass without touching on a heart-healthy diet. Betsy Carmien, RDN, CD,...
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How to operate an AED machine in 60 seconds

Would you know what to do if someone went into cardiac arrest? About 60 percent of cardiac arrests are witnessed by a bystander. Of those cases,...
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Making the Rounds: Vascular Disease

According to Roy Robertson, MD, PPG – Cardiology, vascular disease is known as “the illness of blood vessels in the body”. It’s essentially a...
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Another Challenge class graduates

Back in August, we introduced you to the determined group of women who would carry on the torch for the Parkview Heart Institute’s Her Heart Challenge...
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Understanding the value of cardiac rehab

For many who experience a heart-related health episode, Phase 2 cardiac rehabilitation is the next step in the recovery process. Typically, this...
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Meet the new WomenHeart Champions

There is no denying the statistics. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. But the news...
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