Women's Heart Health

Mick Jagger’s recent heart valve replacement surgery has drawn international awareness to advancements in cardiovascular medicine. Only a few years ago, such a procedure required open heart surgery with a lengthy recovery time. Today, however, surgeons can perform heart valve replacement via a catheter inserted into a small incision in the groin. Atlantic Health System’s vice-chair of cardiovascular medicine John Brown, MD, recently answered questions about transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other options for patients with aortic stenosis or mitral valve regurgitation. Read the full Q&A >



Women's Heart Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, May 22; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
Heart Failure Support Group
Heart failure patients and/or their significant others can learn how to best manage their disease.
Second Thursday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm.
Newton Medical Center, Emergency Department Conference Room
For more information, please call 973-579-8364.
 
Quit Smoking Program
Learn techniques that can help you quit cigarettes and stay smoke free. Nicotine replacement products will be provided at no cost.
For upcoming dates and to register, please call 973-579-8373.



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AHA News: Young Sisters Share Battle With Different Types of Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Having spent the day at a cousin's cookout, 25-year-old Kelli Tinney and her 27-year-old sister Amanda went back to their house, turned on the television and flopped onto the couch. They eventually both fell asleep there.

Kelli awoke to a pain in the center of her chest. It quickly got worse and her breaths became shallow.

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