Deborah Heart and Lung Center

November 28, 2018 - 10:21 am
For generations, heart disease has been America’s Number 1 killer. But a remarkable transition is taking place: according to new projections by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer will replace heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States within two years...
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Endocrinologist Dr. Jenine Vecchio
October 10, 2018 - 9:20 am
KYW’s Rasa Kaye talks with Dr. Vecchio about the Deborah Specialty Physicians Diabetes Center, the latest understanding of the disease and its treatment, and exciting technological advances to make living with it easier.
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Deborah's TAVR Team
July 02, 2018 - 11:27 am
An estimated 2.5 million Americans over the age of 75 suffer from aortic stenosis, a hardening and narrowing of the aortic valve – the primary valve that helps deliver blood through the body. It’s a progressive and life-threatening disease; without treatment, a patient with symptomatic AS has a 50...
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Dr. Basil Yurcisin
April 25, 2018 - 10:45 am
One of the world's first bestselling diet books was Luigi Cornaro’s The Art of Living Long (1558). From his late thirties, the Venetian restricted himself to about 14 ounces of food a day, eventually limiting his daily intake to a single egg. (He lived to age 98!) In the centuries that followed,...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Try to look up signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, or hypertension. If you find any listed, they indicate extremely, dangerously advanced high blood pressure that should prompt immediate medical attention.
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December 22, 2017 - 9:36 am
These cardiologists are highly sought-after, as the incidence of heart failure continues to rise due to an aging population and the obesity epidemic that can aggravate disease processes that result in a weakened heart muscle
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October 27, 2017 - 9:35 am
Mitral valve regurgitation is sometimes called mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence. Whatever term your doctor uses, it’s describing a mitral valve that leaks, allowing blood to flow backward in your heart.
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June 22, 2017 - 11:30 am
Traditional open heart surgery. Deborah Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Paul Burns says advancing technology means that “tradition” is becoming more of an exception than an expectation. Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly allowing him and his colleagues to treat cardiac issues without...
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April 27, 2017 - 11:50 am
The majority of clots form in a pouch on the heart called the left atrial appendage. Atrial fibrillation in the upper chamber of the heart, the atrium, causes it to quiver instead of pump. So the left atrial appendage fills with blood that it can’t squeeze out, and blood clots can form there. The...
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March 03, 2017 - 9:29 am
Medical exams aren’t just for patients – medical science examines itself constantly, crunching data old and new, re-visiting theories and procedures to assess how well they improve a patient’s health and well-being. It can prompt discarding old theories or lead to breakthroughs… or simply confirm...
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