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Expanding Vascular Care in Your Community

The network of blood vessels that make up your vascular system is responsible for carrying oxygen and essential nutrients throughout your body. It’s a complex system that reaches every part of your body –...

Heart Disease in Men

Heart disease is one of the leading health risks facing men today. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 357,761 men in 2019—that’s about 1 in...

Advanced Technology in Emory Decatur Hospital’s New Cath Lab Makes an Impact

New technology can often improve lives – and in medicine, advances in care and technology can give patients more options, faster recovery, and better outcomes. At Emory Healthcare, investments in new technology are a priority...

Mental Stress Poses Serious Risks to Heart Health

Talking about stress is a common event in Emory Healthcare’s heart clinics. When talking with patients about heart disease risk factors or the causes of a recent heart event, Puja K. Mehta, MD, FAAC,...

Why Mental Stress Affects Heart Health in Women More Often

What happens in the body when broken heart syndrome strikes? Why do women’s hearts react more to mental stress? Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiology at...

New Programs and Technology Bring Advances to Heart Care at Emory Decatur Hospital

When Matthew Topel, MD, was named chief of cardiology at Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Decatur, his family gifted him the book The DeKalb Medical Story: From Berry Patch to Healthcare System, 1957-2009....

Can Sitting Cross-Legged Cause Varicose Veins?

“Did crossing my legs while sitting cause these veins?” This is one of the most common questions asked when patients with varicose veins are being evaluated. The simple answer is: NO! Now, if sitting cross-legged is...

Heart Surgery One Day, Home the Next – Thanks to TAVR

John Plageman figured they were just symptoms of age. Sure, he was feeling some numbness in his left hand and some slight chest pain, the latter of which he chalked up to indigestion. And...

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