Tag Archives: Advocate Heart Institute

Why your walking pace matters

Walking is a popular way to exercise, as it requires no equipment or skills and is low impact. But, new research shows that people should pick up their walking pace if they want to reap the most health benefits. A recent study, presented at an American Heart Association Scientific Session, revealed that women who walked at a brisk pace were healthier than those ...

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Can a positive attitude impact your heart?

Being happy might have more overall health benefits than one might think, according to a study published by the American Heart Association (AHA). The study showed that people diagnosed with heart disease who have a positive attitude are likely to exercise more and live longer than those who are not as optimistic. Researchers used a questionnaire to determine the moods ...

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New peripheral artery disease treatment may help millions

A new method of treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) is now available at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center, making Advocate Health Care one of the first providers in the nation to offer the procedure. The Pantheris™ Lumivascular Atherectomy System is the first-ever image-guided atherectomy catheter. This technology allows a physician to visualize plaque as it is removed ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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Dissolving device offers new treatment for heart disease

New heart care technology being used at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. is dissolving inside of patients. Cardiologists at the Institute are some of the first in the state to begin implanting heart stents that leave patients without any hardware inside of their body. The device, known as the Absorb™ Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold ...

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Which U.S. cities are the fittest?

A low number of smokers, declining death rate for cardiovascular disease and more farmers’ markets per capita are among the factors that helped Washington D.C. become the fittest city in the U.S., according to the recently published American Fitness Index. The report, established in 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, ranks the 50 ...

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