James Landis’ personal cardiologist says his 88-year-old patient’s heart went from roaring like a freight train to humming like a fine-tuned engine after procedure.
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UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.
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Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
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94-year-old Wade Gladden came to UAB with only 20 percent heart function, but physicians put a months long plan in place to restore function — and the Gadsden resident hit every mark along the way.
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Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.
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Earnest Tate saw his overall health slipping before enduring a heart attack. Then he went to UAB Hospital.
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Alabama’s largest comprehensive heart valve program offers TAVR, numerous valve replacement and repairs, perileak closure, and other structural heart procedures.
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Deadlines for abstracts are set for early fall and are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows and residents.
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Join a UAB team or create a team for the annual walk, which helps raise funds for research efforts.
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UAB Hospital is first in the United States to implant new Evaheart device as part of the US Pivotal Trial to test L-VAD for patients with severe congestive heart failure.
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Watching football and tailgating can negatively affect heart health in unexpected ways; learn why and get expert tips for healthier game days.

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88-year-old, 100th UAB TAVR patient, is ready to have her “get-go” back.
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UAB Heart and Vascular Services is celebrating heart month with events at UAB Hospital.
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The 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults contains nine recommendations for health care providers.
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UAB cardiologists available at Acton Road for diagnostic evaluation, consultation in neighborhood setting with no physician referral required.

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Success of ACE inhibitors, alpha blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics same in women and men with hypertension; diuretic superior in reducing cardiovascular complications.

UAB is the only hospital in Alabama that can repair leaks around replacement heart valves using minimally invasive techniques.
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Simple steps can make a big difference for heart health at restaurants.
Not getting enough nightly rest can be very taxing on the cardiovascular system, says a UAB expert.

Get the daily recommended amount of fiber for optimum heart health.

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