Heart Disease

 
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.
 
Registration Open for Tanner’s Living Well Workshop
Do you or someone you know live with an ongoing health problem? There are ways to gain control of symptoms and live a better, healthier life. Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is offering a free, six-session Living Well Workshop to help participants and caregivers manage any health condition.
 
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'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research suggests.

According to the study, during nearly six years of follow-up, men and women whose readings changed the most were 127 percent more likely to die, 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 41 percent more likely to have a stroke, compared with those whose readings remained stable.

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Will a Defibrillator 'Vest' Protect Recent Heart Attack Patients?

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 -- Wearable defibrillators do not lower the chances of dying from sudden cardiac arrest among high-risk patients who've just had a heart attack, a new investigation concludes.

Worn externally as a vest, these defibrillators are a noninvasive alternative to surgically implanted defibrillators. Both are designed to deliver a corrective electric shock to the heart if a heartbeat rhythm goes out of whack.

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Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Heart?

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- When it comes to protecting one's heart, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol -- or HDL -- has long had a reputation of being the "good" cholesterol, compared to the "bad" cholesterol -- LDL (low-density lipoprotein).

But new research suggests that there could be too much of a "good" thing. Very high blood levels of HDL cholesterol may actually be bad for you. The research linked it to a higher risk for heart attack, and even death, among patients who already had heart problems or who faced a higher risk of developing heart disease.

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