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Smart Heart: Myth versus Fact

Smart Heart: A partnership between University Health System and News 12

Posted: 04/22/2010 - In today's "Smart Heart" segment we're teaming up with University Hospital Cardiologist Doctor Abdulla Abdulla to talk about myths versus facts.

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Smart Heart Expo provides health screenings, information for hundreds

Smart Heart: A partnership between University Health System and News 12

Updated: 02/28/2010 - Hundreds of people packed the North Augusta Community Center for University Hospital’s Smart Heart expo. They had the chance to get health screenings, learn how to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, and spend time with some familiar News 12 faces.

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Smart Heart: Sharon Bolgla

Posted: 02/25/2010 - Sharon Bolgla is all heart; her spirit is larger than life, helping her battle breast cancer and a heart attack just three months apart and all with a smile that's contagious.

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Smart Heart: Active, young father suffers heart attack

Ryan Paquette

Posted: 02/23/2010 - An active 29-year-old who works out every day at the gym, even on holidays, doesn't exactly fit the profile of men who suffer a heart attack. But that's exactly what happened to Ryan Paquette.

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Smart Heart: Intervening in Heart Problems

Smart Heart: A partnership between University Health System and News 12

Posted: 02/11/2010 - In this week's Smart Heart segment, we continue our tour inside University Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute. We're looking at how the hospital's Emergency Department intervenes for patients with heart problems.

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Peripheral arterial disease

Updated: 01/20/2010 - P.A.D. is a systemic disease, and is the most common symptom of heart attacks and strokes in the U.S.

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Open heart backups

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Without a backup system patients would have to transfer to another hospital facility where they can receive better treatment.

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Plant-based, low-carb diet

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Plant-based, low-carb diet may promote weight loss and improve cholesterol levels.

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Diabetes is a lifestyle change

Updated: 01/20/2010 - Diabetes is a life changing disease that can go into recession but never really goes away.

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CPR and saving a life

Updated: 01/20/2010 - A lot of technology surrounding CPR procedures has evolved and changed, but the general concept of the A-B-C's has not changed.

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Kids fast food meals

Posted: 05/04/2009 - Fast food restaurants are advertising all kinds of deals to get you to stop. But can they be healthy?

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Heart attack at 44

Posted: 05/04/2009 - Most people hear heart attack and automatically think older or elderly, but they're happening to younger and younger people everyday.

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Heart disease is leading killer

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans, and alarming new statistics show that it's affecting African Americans at a younger age.

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How high blood pressure affects your heart

Posted: 04/17/2009 - High blood pressure is simply the force your blood exerts against your vessel walls. It can cause damage to organs, and put patients at risk for stroke, heart attacks, kidney and heart failure, and contribute to disabilities.

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Heart Matters: Hypertension

Posted: 04/17/2009 - Hypertension can be controlled with medication or simply lifestyle changes.

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A high calcium score is dangerous

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Calcium build up, rated through a calcium score, and plaque in the arteries cause heart attacks.

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Exercise is the key

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Cardiovascular exercises are a good choice for your muscles and heart, because it pumps blood through the body resulting in less strain on your heart.

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