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What you should know about the holidays and heart attacks

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. That number is often said to spike during the holidays. While the holidays are a fun and festive time, they can also wreak havoc on your health. In fact, research shows that the most likely days someone is bound to suffer a fatal [...]

By |December 16th, 2022|General Health, News|

Vaping’s Harm to Vascular Health

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 people each year and costing more than $300 billion annually on smoking related illness. As more people understand that smoking can lead to considerable damage on every organ and system throughout the body, some have [...]

Smoking May Cause Limb Loss and Amputation

The effects of smoking can lead to considerable damage on every organ and system throughout the body, including the blood vessels. Smoking causes blood vessels to constrict and narrow the arteries which leads to poor circulation and high blood pressure, often resulting in a condition known as PAD (peripheral artery disease), something our cardiothoracic and [...]

National Donate Life Month 2022

Have you ever considered “bee-coming” an organ donor? Or are you one already? This year’s theme for National Donate Life Month is “Bee a Donor” because bees support life throughout nature and their community. At CTVS, we are so grateful for those who choose to make the gift of organ donation and marvel at the [...]

Love Your Heart, Stress Less

February is American Heart Month and a great time to check in about your heart health. Cardiovascular/heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths in the United States. It also contributes to other serious consequences in the form of heart attack and stroke. If you are already under the care of a heart [...]

By |February 14th, 2022|General Health, News|

5 Simple Steps to Improve Cardiovascular Health

If you could follow five simple steps to help reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease in 2022, would you? Cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with approximately one person succumbing to it every 26 seconds. Heart disease, if left untreated, can [...]

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