Improving Heart Care Through Research and Science

By Jason M Carlton
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The world’s leading heart care experts are meeting in San Diego this weekend for the 64th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session & Expo. There they will exchange ideas and share results of studies that could lead to improved heart care and treatment options for patients with heart disorders.

What Can You Do to Protect Your Family's Heart Health from Air Pollution

By Jason M Carlton
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In the middle of one of Utah’s winter inversions earlier this year, Brent Muhlestein, MD, was the doctor on call to help heart attack patients arriving at the emergency department of Intermountain Medical Center. Learn why that day was busier that usual and what you can do to protect your heart from bad air.


Cholesterol 101: Why knowing your cholesterol numbers may save your life

By Stephanie Jackson
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Cholesterol is important to the body; it’s used for producing cell membranes and hormones to helping the body digest fat. However, knowing the difference between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and knowing your cholesterol levels, can help you stay healthy.

Heart Attack: Time is Heart Muscle

By Jess Gomez
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When it comes to treating a heart attack, minutes can literally be the difference between life and death. It’s critical that heart attack patients get balloon therapy to clear blockages in arteries leading to the heart within 90 minutes, which is the national standard. Treating patients within that window is the goal of every hospital in America.

Heart-healthy recipe: Herbed couscous

By Jason M Carlton
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There is no shortage of cookbooks on the market or in your pantry - but can you find the heart-healthy recipes in your cookbook collection? The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute compiled a few recipes and produced a cookbook to distribute at the last Healthy Heart Fair. The cookbooks went like hot cakes, but here's one recipe you don't want to miss out on.

Arizona Man Has New Lease on Life Thanks to SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

By Jess Gomez
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Andrew Weaver and his wife, Heather, feared he wouldn’t see their daughter, Haley, grow up because he was dying of heart failure. Instead, Andrew gets to cherish family moments that he would have missed, thanks to the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that bridged him to a heart transplant and his great medical team at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray.