heart disease Archives

HonorHealth implants first dissolvable heart stent in U.S.

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

A heart stent that dissolves completely over time and that represents the next major advance in coronary artery disease treatment will be implanted July 6 in the first U.S. patient at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. The revolutionary device received approval from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration on July 5 after years of clinical research… Read More →

AHA announces unique impact of heart disease on women

Heart Health, WEB

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, but a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) is the first to document how women experience the disease differently. Anne G. Rosenfeld, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, professor and cardiovascular nurse-scientist at theUniversity of Arizona College… Read More →

Abrazo employees raise $94K for Heart Association

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Abrazo Community Health Network employees raised $94,629 for the American Heart Association’s 2016 Phoenix Heart Walk to fund research to fight against heart disease and stroke, the Number one and Number five causes of death. As a result, Abrazo Community Health Network was the top fundraising company for the 23rd annual Phoenix Heart Walk which… Read More →

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earns heart accreditation

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earned the Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for achieving a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become a Chest Pain Center, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, at 3929 E. Bell Road, engaged in an evaluation for its… Read More →

The (Too) Sweet Life: Can Sugar Lead to Heart Attack, Cancer?

sugar
by in Prevention

Life is sweet. But is too much sweetness in one’s life dangerous? According to 60 Minutes’ Dr. Sanjay Gupta, sweets – sugar to be exact – may very well be toxic. In a recent report, Dr. Gupta reported that according to estimates, nearly 20 percent of the total calories in American diets comes from added… Read More →

Top 5 Health Screenings Every Woman Should Have

health screenings

Preventative health screenings are important but there is conflicting information about who needs them, when the right time is to get screened and how often certain tests should be done. May is National Women’s Health Month so it’s time to set the record straight and take health matters into your own hands. “Preventative health screenings… Read More →

Media-Influenced Weight Loss, Nutrition: Make Informed Decisions

Nutrition
by in Columnist Spotlight | Healthcare

“I really don’t eat that badly.” If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that, I’d be retired. If you’re seeking advice on nutrition there’s something about your body you want to change that your current eating habits are not satisfying. Your nutrition What is the basis for your nutritional guidelines? Are… Read More →

Heart Star: Larry Fitzgerald Of Arizona Cardinals Always Watches His Health

Larry Fitzgerald

As one of the best receivers in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is serious when it comes to his health and well-being. Although he’s “very thankful” that heart disease and stroke don’t run in his family, Fitzgerald isn’t taking any chances. His “job,” as he calls it, requires him to stay… Read More →

18th Annual Start! Phoenix Heart Walk Set To Break Attendance Record

Have a heart and take a walk on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Tempe Beach Park, at the Start! Phoenix Heart Walk, sponsored by Health Net of Arizona. This fun, 5K and 1 mile, family fitness event energizes the Valley to step up in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The walk is sponsored in… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →

AHA Profile: Nabil Dib

Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C. Director of Cardiovascular Research Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers As with most of life’s troubles, the problem starts small. A tiny bit of fatty material settles in on the walls of a major artery. Over several years, more and more of this plaque collects, until there is little… Read More →

AHA Profile: Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin Vice President, General Manager Fox 10 & My 45 Health and wellness has always played a significant role in Pat Nevin’s life. But today it takes on whole new meaning. “In 2009, I competed in six triathlons in Phoenix, Payson, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,” he says. “I hope to compete in at least… Read More →

AHA Profile: Peter Harper

Peter Harper Vice President and Treasurer Scottsdale Insurance Co. As the American Heart Association’s board of directors chairman, Peter Harper brings nearly 25 years of finance leadership experience to the role of vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co. Scottsdale Insurance is one of the largest excess and surplus, and specialty lines carriers in… Read More →