COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the heart and lungs. Coronary artery disease, heart failure and high blood pressure are just a few of the long-term health conditions that increase your risk of serious complications due to COVID-19.
CHI Saint Joseph Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) Lexington are dedicated to improving the cardiac health of people in central and eastern Kentucky. Heart Disease does not discriminate, impacting men and women and sometimes even babies—and it is the leading cause of death in the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. “It […]
If you experience the warning signs of a heart attack, do not delay. Seek help immediately. When it comes to health, you may be the kind of person to put on a brave face and push through the pain. But if you feel sensations typical of a heart attack, getting timely medical care could mean […]
Each year in the United States, more than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease, which occurs when one or more heart valves are not opening or closing properly. A person’s heart has four valves: aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid. These valves help direct the blood flow through the chambers of the heart […]