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Heart Failure: Causes, symptoms and treatments

Heart failure is a common problem, especially among older Americans. It occurs when the heart cannot pump blood well enough to meet the body’s needs.

KING TV interviews Jonathan Drezner at Interlake HS

In the 'Nick of Time'

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KING 5 News visited Interlake High School in Bellevue to learn more about heart screenings provided by the Nick of Time Foundation, a local nonprofit, which seeks to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young people. UW Medicine doctors Jonathan Drezner, director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology, and Kimberly Harmon, a sports medicine physician, were there to assist with the heart screenings.

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A new fix for 'leaky' heart valves drastically cuts patient recovery time

A new fix for ‘leaky’ heart valves drastically cuts patient recovery time

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For decades, doctors treating patients with a certain type of “leaky” heart valve had a standard playbook: open heart surgery. That typically meant a hospital stay of a week or more before patients could get back on their feet. A new, minimally invasive procedure can cut that recovery down to a single day.

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Heart health and depression

Heart health and depression

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The link between mental health and heart health is substantial. People with depression are at a greater risk for developing heart disease, and depression after a heart attack or heart surgery is common, according to UW Medicine psychiatrist Mark Sullivan.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Treatments to get back on beat

Atrial Fibrillation: Treatments to get back on beat

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If you’ve had an exciting, nerve-wracking event, such as a promising Valentine’s Day date or giving a speech in public, then you’ve probably experienced the feeling of having "butterflies" in the stomach. But have you ever experienced the feeling of a butterfly or fish flopping in your chest?

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Heart disease awareness is important for all women

A triple play and safe at home: one woman’s story of heart disease

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Pat Carroll couldn’t catch her breath. The 62 year-old retiree, who works as a seating host for baseball games at Seattle’s Safeco Field and as a tour guide for Century Link Field, couldn’t walk more than a short distance without having to rest. And it was getting worse.

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Heart disease awareness is important for all women

Heart disease awareness is important for all women

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Not only is heart disease the No. 1 cause of death in women (and men), but it is also more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.

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