Heart Disease

State of the Heart: The Beat Goes On
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in west Georgia and east Alabama — but with the right course of clinical intervention, it can be treated and, often, even prevented. Join Onaje Greene, MD, FACC, FASNC, to learn the keys to maintaining a healthy heart at a free educational session on Feb. 28 in Villa Rica.
 
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Advancing Health With Advanced Heart Screenings
Tanner Health System offers a simple screening that’s fast, noninvasive and low-cost to assess the health of your coronary arteries. It’s called a coronary CT for calcium scoring, and it uses X-ray images to measure calcified plaque — the hardened, fatty substance inside your blood vessels — that narrows your coronary arteries and leads to a heart attack. The amount of plaque is your “calcium score.” If it’s high, you and your doctor can take steps to prevent heart issues.

The screening is available for just $99. Call 770.812.9721 to schedule your cardiac CT for calcium scoring.

Take the quiz now and find out if you need a cardiac CT for calcium scoring.
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Heart Disease

High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.

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Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.

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Older adults commonly suffer damage to heart cells during various types of surgery -- even non-heart-related surgeries -- and it can significantly raise their risk of dying from the procedure, a new study finds.

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Heart Disease

Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.

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