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CTH Welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Turner, Cardiac Electrophysiologist

This June, a new physician, Dr. Jeffrey Turner, will join our Cardiology team, bringing an entirely new field of heart care—Cardiac Electrophysiology (Cardiac EP)—to our region. Electrophysiologists are the “electricians” of the heart, diagnosing and treating abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, such as Atrial Fibrillation (also known as A-Fib) and Atrial Flutter. As the human heart beats, it pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body, and carries away carbon dioxide and waste products. In a weakened or damaged heart, the electrical impulses of the heart may not function properly, leading to an irregular heartbeat. With state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools, the faulty electrical impulses can be diagnosed and treated. An important procedure that will be a part of this …

Busting 5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. After all, these two “vital signs” are measured together at the doctor’s office. But the two measure distinct factors related to your heart health. Blood pressure is the force of blood flowing against the walls of your arteries, while heart rate (or pulse) is the number of times your heart beats every minute. Below we explain some key differences — and bust some common myths along the way. 1. Blood pressure and heart rate are always linked False: It is true that blood pressure and heart rate often rise and fall together. When you face danger, for example, your blood pressure and pulse …

Don’t put your Heart Health on the Sidelines – a Lesson Learned from the NFL

Learn about the heart health scares faced by 2 NFL coaches & how you can keep your heart healthy.

The Ins and Outs of High Blood Pressure

High, low, or somewhere in between, blood pressure is vital for life.

Am I Having a Heart Attack?

Learn the warning signs, symptoms and treatment of heart attacks from Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Tann.