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Leading Tennessee with Medical Breakthroughs 

With donations to Friends of Heart, a fund of the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, West Tennessee Heart & Vascular Center implemented two new procedures that have a powerful impact on heart patients in the West Tennessee area. TCAR and MICRA are two procedures that are cutting edge and the first to be performed in the state of Tennessee.... Learn More


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Testing of Low-Risk Patients Presenting to the ER – Coronary CT Angiography

From the more than eight million emergency room (ER) visits each year for chest pain, almost 80% of those patients are admitted to the hospital and go through extensive testing for what often turns out to be ... Learn More


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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

Atrial fibrillation or more commonly known as AFib is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is an issue with the rate or rhythm of the ... Learn More


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High Tech Surgical Innovations:  Robotic Surgery

Medical research, innovations and technologies continue to save lives. One of these advancements is robotic surgery. Robotic surgery allows physicians to perform surgery using small, precise tools attached to... Learn More


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Stroke: Learn From a Survivor

Arthur, known as “Skip” to all of his friends, could tell a stroke was coming on; he had experienced one 10 years earlier. This time, however, his... Learn More


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Get Your ZZZ's for Heart Health

Sleep duration has decreased 1.5 to 2 hours per night per person in the last 50 years, with several studies showing links between shortened sleep duration and increased risk of heart disease. Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough... Learn More

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