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Heart Month

February is Heart Month

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when families, communities and health professional work together to make healthy choices.

It's American Heart Month! Read our related stories:

dinners7 heart-healthy dinners

Here are seven heart-healthy dinners full of nutrients — and flavor.

Kenneth KitchensRare cardiac arrest in Good Samaritan’s PACU has a happy ending

In the recovery room shortly after his Feb. 22 surgery, Kitchens went into cardiac arrest.

Michael FournierVAD implant as ‘destination therapy’ saves one man’s life

Michael is enjoying life again thanks to a ventricular assist device, or VAD, surgically implanted at Tacoma General.

Blane TakamineQuick Clinic visit saves local man from potential heart attack

Blane credits Pulse Heart Institute Quick Clinics for saving time — and his life.

Micah FidlerFormer Tacoma General NICU baby grows up to be successful model, world traveler

Micah was born prematurely with several heart defects, but today is healthy and pursuing a career in modeling.

Marci Heinz'Miraculous' recovery after a cardiac arrest: One patient's story

Marci stayed in the Good Samaritan ICU, hospital rehab and outpatient physical therapy before making a full recovery after a cardiac arrest.

Duane BratvoldHis heart stopped working, but his doctors didn't

When Duane's heart wouldn’t maintain a beat during emergency surgery after a heart attack, doctors had little hope that he would survive.

tavr imageRare heart defect means multiple surgeries for 7-year-old boy

Evan has been through multiple open-heart surgeries for a rare heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot.

tavr imageMyocardial what? A glossary of must-know cardiac terms

This glossary provides some simple explanations for a few of the cardiac terms you might be hearing.

tavr image5 questions to ask when considering TAVR

If you're interested in TAVR, here are some best questions to ask as you research the procedure.

tavr imageWhat is TAVR?

TAVR can provide less pain and fewer risks to patients. So, how does it work and what other benefits does it offer?

heart nailsWhen young hearts fail: Amanda's story

Find out how a Puyallup woman who is in heart failure at age 28 helps raise awareness for congenital heart defects.

hamsters nflToy hamsters spread message of heart health in Covington

Meet the Heart Center Hamsters and find out how they spread the message of heart health and keep patients smiling all year long.

Breast Cancer Women's GroupWomen still at risk

Strokes, heart attacks and congenital heart disease kill one woman every minute — more women than are killed by all cancers combined.

News Image - Key numbers for heart health: Cholesterol and blood pressure7 things you can do for a healthy heart

Here are some of the best things you can do to prevent heart disease.

Rocco CellettiMultiCare offers new heart valve procedure

Read a story about the first MultiCare patient to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

News Image - For 5 years, test has found hidden heart defects in newbornsLeading the way in detecting heart defects in newborns

Read more about MultiCare's pulse-oximetry screening program, which has found and fixed heart defects in healthy appearing newborns.

A Valentine's Day Message from Your Heart

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