Eating Walnuts Daily Lowered Bad Cholesterol and May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Report from the American Heart and Stroke Association Eating about ½ cup of walnuts every day for two years modestly lowered levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as “bad cholesterol,” and reduced the number of total LDL particles and small LDL particles in healthy, older adults,

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Patient Returns to Hospital to Thank the Team that Saved His Life

Patient Treated with the World’s Smallest Heart Pump Don Abrams, a 75-year-old retired engineer and geologist from Buffalo, returned to Mercy Hospital today to thank the physicians and caregivers who saved his life in February of 2020. He was also appreciative for the “world’s smallest heart pump”

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What’s Your Cardiac Calcium Score?

Knowing the Answer Could Prevent a Heart Attack! By Andrea Moran & Shannon Traphagen Each year, approximately 655,000, or one in four Americans die from heart disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the main cause of heart attacks. Heart attacks are the primary cause of

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Children are not Invulnerable to Stroke

Though it’s predominantly associated with adults, stroke does not discriminate based on age, and can potentially affect children. The American Stroke Association® (ASA) notes that, while stroke is most common among the elderly, strokes also occur in toddlers, children, and teenagers. “Signs of stroke are often missed

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Gates Vascular Institute’s Landmark Accomplishment

2000th TAVR Procedure Saves Lives Proving Experience Matters By Annette Pinder Several years ago, my mother-in-law, who lived in Pennsylvania, underwent a minimally invasive surgical procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). She had been suffering from heart failure and was so short of breath she could

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NFL PLAY 60’s exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

Today, the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first-ever NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily

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Local Hospital and Institute Recognized Nationally for High Quality Stroke Care

Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI) has once again been nationally recognized for high quality stroke care by the American Heart Association (AHA). The Kaleida Health facility received the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which recognizes the hospital’s commitment to

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A Community Conversation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Health

WHO:             The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in conjunction with M & T Bank host “A Community Conversation about COVID-19  and Heart Disease” Panelists included Vijay Iyer, MD, PhD, FACC, Cardiologist and Director of Gates Vascular Institute/BGMC; Reverend Kinzer M. Pointer, Pastor-Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Co-Convener, African American

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Nutrition & Heart Health in a COVID World with Buffalo Healthy Living

The American Heart Association, Sterling Heart Care & Foodnerd talk Nutrition & Heart Health in a COVID world with Buffalo Health Living   WHO:          Shannon Traphagen, Associate Publisher for Buffalo Healthy Living and author of Finding Morgan hosts Dr. Chad Teeters, Volunteer for the American Heart Association, Executive Medical Director of Accountable

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Full Recovery After a Heart Procedure

By Connor Knapp Each year, over one million Americans will have a heart event, and more than 30 percent will have a second and potentially fatal one. However, there is hope. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces the risk of a future cardiac event by stabilizing, slowing, or even reversing

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