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Near-death experience brings second chance, new calling

On May 14, 2011, Nancy Capelle, a wife and mother of two young daughters, clinically died at the age of 40. She suffered spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a condition that blocks blood flow to the heart causing a heart attack, abnormalities in heart rhythm and sudden death. But thanks to the quick actions [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Healthy Lifestyle Doesn’t Always Eliminate Risk of Heart Disease

Sometimes even doing everything right to live a healthy lifestyle isn’t enough to ward off a serious illness. Such was the case of 67-year-old Donald Glynn of Jacksonville, Fla., an avid runner who has participated in countless marathons, half marathons and 5K races over the last 30 years. He also [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Mayo Blood Pressure Screening at Mall of America

High blood pressure is a major risk factor heart disease. The persistent increased pressure forces the heart to work against itself. Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist Kathy Zarling explains high blood pressure, the associated risks, and how you can control your own risk factors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWB9SfWvfSk Kathy will be part [...]

Created by Lee Aase

Mayo Clinic and WomenHeart educate women with heart disease

Last week, 69 women from across the country gathered in Rochester, Minn.,  for the 8th annual Science & Leadership Symposium, a joint effort between Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. The women -- ages 23 to 76 -- spent five days [...]

Created by Traci Klein