HEART HEALTH NEWS
Luke Perry’s death of a massive stroke, just four days after FOX announced that it would be re-booting “Beverly Hills, 90210”, brought to light the recent trend of adults as young as 40 that are at risk of stroke. Here’s what you need to know and what you need to ask your doctor – today!
Feb. 22 marks the third annual National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. This year, Capital Cardiology Associates is proud to join the movement to raise awareness about heart valve disease and protect patient lives.
While hearing the news of a child being born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) is upsetting, today, according to Dr. Robert Benton, the outlook that the patient will be able to live a normal life is promising. An estimated 1 million children and 1.4 million adults in the United States are living with a CHD in 2010.
National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, where women are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. “This is something that is personally dear to my heart,” stated Dr. Heather Stahura. “The staggering thing is, 1 out of every 3 women will die of a cardiovascular disease issue over the span of their lives. That’s our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our friends. I think that is what the Go Red for Women (movement) is about: informing us of our risk, starting that conversation with our doctor, and making the change to live our healthiest life.”
The TEE Cardioversion Suite at Capital Cardiology Associates celebrated its 1000th procedure, 20 months after seeing their first patient Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia said, “It is the best feeling to come to work every day knowing that everyone wants to do the same thing: do what’s best for our patients.”
David Gray is a heart transplant survivor. “My new life is that I visit heart patients. I go to Westchester Medical Hospital every week. I talk with patients who come through from Capital Cardiology, I spend twelve hours a day down there,” David said.