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Mitraclip procedure
on Tue, October 21, 2014
By the time Marilyn “Jo” McDonald was referred to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, she’d been having trouble breathing for more than a decade. “It just got...
on Wed, September 03, 2014
Americans are making headway in improving heart health, according to a new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. The...
low-sodium diets
on Thu, August 14, 2014
Most people tend to gravitate to either sweet or salty foods. I’m a salt person – give me a choice between a piece of chocolate or a bag of jalapeno chips and...
Implantable defibrillator
on Thu, July 03, 2014
One afternoon last fall, Mario Williams took a short walk down his block. He was exhausted by the effort and his muscles burned; he couldn’t breathe. Just a...
TAVR patient Jene Hanes
on Sat, March 15, 2014
Sam Hanes uses two words over and over again when talking about the lifesaving heart care his mother received last fall at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis: “...
Heart attack patient Claudia Blackburn
on Wed, January 15, 2014
Claudia Blackburn, director of the Sedgwick County Health Department, was giving a presentation to the Sedgwick County Commission on the Community Health...
Valvular heart disease
on Tue, December 10, 2013
In the United States, approximately 2.5 percent of the population has valvular heart disease (VHD), a problem with one of the heart’s four valves, which are...

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