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Exterior, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 4, 2014.

St. Vincent’s presents heart disease lectures

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St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts will present two lectures on heart disease and treatment. Both presentations will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. These presentations are free and open to the general public. […] [Read More]
Scottie Dombrawsk, a nurse at Stamford Hospital gives a health screening to Katherine Harris, First County Bank president and chief operating officer, at the "Go Red For Women" luncheon for the Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Yale study: Younger women tend to ignore heart attack symptoms

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Younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and delay seeking emergency medical care, according to a new study out of Yale. The study examined the experiences of women ranging in age from 30 to 55 years old who were hospitalized with acute myocardial […] [Read More]
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Live Well Workshop at Bridgeport library

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The Black Rock Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library will host the Live Well Workshop Series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 through April. Learn new techniques to take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood […] [Read More]

Stress linked to worse heart attack recovery in women

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Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from acute myocardial infarction — or heart attack — according to new findings by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues. The findings appear in the current issue of Circulation. Researchers used data from the Variation in […] [Read More]
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(From left to right) Susan Rogers, National Patient Navigator Program Manager, American College of Cardiology; Jeanne Sinclair, Director of Cardiovascular Services, St. Vincent's Medical Center; Dr. Lawrence Schek, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Chairman Cardiovascular Services, St. Vincent's Medical Center.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center selected to participate in national program

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is one of 35 hospitals in the country selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program, the first program of its kind in cardiology designed to support hospitals in providing personalized services to heart disease patients and help them avoid a quick return to the hospital. St. […] [Read More]
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Louisa Kasper

Fairfield women new volunteer chair for American Heart Association project

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  The American Heart Association announced Louisa Kasper of Fairfield as the new Circle of Red Volunteer Chair for the Westchester-Fairfield Region Go Red For Women campaign. The Circle of Red is a grassroots women’s group determined to save lives from women’s number one killer — heart disease. Each circle is comprised of local women […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport area anti-obesity coalition focusing on heart health

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February is Heart Month and Get Healthy CT, the regional wellness coalition of hospitals, health departments  and other health and social service providers, is asking area residents to stick with their New Year’s resolutions to pursue a heart-healthy lifestyle. Despite significant advances in prevention and treatment, heart disease and the related issues of stroke and […] [Read More]
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Lecture on heart health in Fairfield

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The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, second floor, Fairfield, will host the talk “Strategies for a Healthy Heart” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Dr. Stuart Zarich, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, will speak on heart disease risks, blood pressure and cholesterol and heart attack prevention. RSVY by Feb. […] [Read More]

The best foods for heart health

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Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year.  Eighty percent of these cardiac events can be prevented with education, diet and lifestyle changes.  By implementing these changes, nearly 300 fewer women are dying each day from heart disease and stroke. Friday, Feb. 6 marks the annual National Wear Red Day, where women are […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Discharge summaries reduce hospital readmissions

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For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. The findings are published in the […] [Read More]