February is American Heart Month, and it’s the perfect time to make a few small changes in your life that will have a big impact on your heart health in years to come.
Here are 10 easy heart health tips from the MUSC Heart and Vascular Center that you can try to implement this month:
Start the day . . . → Read More: 10 Ways to Love Your Heart
On Friday, Feb. 1st , MUSC will kick off Heart Month in style! Join the American Heart Association and MUSC for Go Red Day in the MUSC Ashley River Tower lobby from 9:30 to 11:30 am, as we bring awareness of the #1 killer of American women – heart disease.
This free event will feature free blood pressure and BMI screenings, . . . → Read More: MUSC to Go Red for Heart Month
Popular Science chose an innovative heart valve replacement as its Grand Award Winner in the health category of the annual “Best of What’s New” awards. The valve is used in a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a new treatment option at MUSC for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (narrowing of the aorta). MUSC . . . → Read More: Popular Science Selects Transcatheter Heart Valve as Grand Award Winner
91-year-old Henry Brawner of Charleston had inoperable aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve), and was quickly losing the ability to perform everyday tasks. In April 2012 he became the first patient in South Carolina to be treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a new treatment option at MUSC that replaces the aortic valve through . . . → Read More: 91-year-old Undergoes New Heart Valve Replacement