The Heart Edition

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The Heart Edition | Article Index

There are 18 Articles in this Issue. Click a blue title to read the full article.
  1. THE ORIGINS OF ADVOCATE HEALTH CARE by The Rev. Frederick Rajan

    Summary: Faithful to the words and deeds of Jesus Christ, the Christian community has been engaged in healthcare ministry from the first century. In fact, following the First Council of Nicaea in...

  2. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION by Dr. Sunil Kadakia, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CPE and Dr. Irina Staicu, MD, RVPI ABVLM Diplomat

    Summary: In 2015 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital became the 18th hospital in the United States, and one of the only hospitals in Illinois, to achieve Excellence in Atrial...

  3. AFIB & STROKE by Peggy Siegele, RN, PN

    Summary: Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) is an irregular heart rhythm that occurs when the electrical impulses in the atrial chambers (or upper chambers, see upper right image) of the heart...

  4. CARDIAC CARE by Lea Fahey, BSN, RN

    Summary: Your heart is the most important organ in your body. Caring for yourself is one of the best things you can do to keep your heart healthy, but there are also factors that you can’t control...

  5. CARDIAC REHAB IS OFTEN THE BEST MEDICATION FOR RECOVERY by The Heart Institute

    Summary: Source: Harvard Heart Letter: November 2015 Taking part in a multi-week program of structured exercise paired with lifestyle and nutrition education is a well-documented treatment...

  6. YOGA MAY REDUCE HEART DISEASE RISK FACTORS by health enews Staff

    Summary: Begun over 5,000 years ago in India, yoga is practiced to harmonize the mind and breath through various breathing techniques, postures and meditation. While it may appear to be mostly...

  7. KEY POINTS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! by Kasie Slavens, BSN, CVRN-BC

    Summary: My name is Kasie Slavens and I am the manager of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the Electrophysiology Lab, and Interventional Radiology at Advocate Sherman Hospital. I have been a...

  8. ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL HEART FAILURE RECOVERY CENTER by Christina Hanson MSN, ACNS-BC, CHFN

    Summary: Nationwide, cardiovascular disease is the number one leading cause of death. Specifically, heart failure is a chronic disease that affects the pumping ability of the heart. A damaged...

  9. CARDIO-ONCOLOGY PROGRAM & PARTNERSHIP by Dr. Irina Staicu, MD, RVPI ABVLM Diplomat

    Summary: The International Cardio-Oncology Society was created in 2009 with the goal of enhancing the understanding and management of the side effects and complications of oncology treatment on...

  10. 2015 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CAMPAIGN by Cheryl VanderLaan

    Summary: The 2015 American Heart Association Campaign at Advocate Sherman Hospital was a huge Success….and we had fun too! The Advocate Health system adopted a baseball theme for the campaign...

  11. THE CARDIAC PATIENT by Rev. Neris Diaz-Cabello, M. Div.

    Summary: Speaking with Heather L. and Emily M.—RNs at the Cardiac Unit—to explore reasons of admissions and most prominent diagnosis in the floor, both of them shared the following...

  12. EXPLORING DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IS REWARDING by Dr. Sunil Kadakia, MD, FACC, FSCAI, CPE

    Summary: On June 1st of 1991, I started my Interventional Cardiology practice at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. This is a familiar town and hospital to me since I have lived here...

  13. DIABETICS AT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART DISEASE by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: When a person thinks about heart disease, diabetes does not often come to mind, too. But maybe it should. “It’s very common for me to see patients with diabetes and heart disease,”...

  14. CAN ASPIRIN HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACK, STROKE? by Linnea Mason

    Summary: For years, aspirin has been looked at as a wonder drug that helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, a panel of experts found new evidence that taking aspirin daily might...

  15. ROBERT AND CHRISTINE SZUDOR by Patient Stories

    Summary: Robert and Christine Szudor will never forget October 30, 2014. Robert was having a hard time breathing, so Christine, his wife of 46 years, decided they should head to Advocate...

  16. A SENSE OF PURPOSE MAY CUT HEART ATTACK RISK by Kathleen Troher

    Summary: If you want to decrease your risk for heart attack or stroke, try increasing the meaning in your life. That’s the key finding from a recent review of 10 previously published studies...

  17. INTRODUCING REVEREND SCOTT CASTELLO

    Summary: Reverend Robert “Scott” Castello comes to Good Shepherd Hospital from Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he served for five years as a staff chaplain. Chaplain Scott’s...

  18. COULD LOWERING CURRENT BLOOD PRESSURE TARGET SAVE LIVES? by Lawerence Synett

    Summary: Results from a much-anticipated clinical trial suggest the lower the blood pressure, the better the outcome. In a recently released study, there were 26 percent fewer deaths and 38...