Deborah Heart and Lung Center

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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December 20, 2016 - 9:34 am
In 1927, a Chicago chemist invented an early breathalyzer in which the breath moving through chemicals in water would change color. His target market wasn’t law enforcement, but housewives -- to test whether their husbands had been drinking!
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October 27, 2016 - 9:10 am
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is painful as well as dangerous, characterized by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of the legs and feet, preventing oxygen-rich blood from reaching the extremities. In severe cases, it can lead to amputation.
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