Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • Tiny and mighty

    Tiny and mighty

    Mobile imaging unit makes important heart tests more accessible for families like Elliott's.

  • Prime Time

    Prime Time

    New technology widens the window for doctors to successfully treat stroke.

  • Heart transplant is perfect Valentine’s gift for young woman

    Heart transplant is perfect Valentine’s gift for young woman

    Dousedaicon transplant center helped patient through three open-heart surgeries and the process of getting a new heart.

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  • Get a healthy heart on the run

    Get a healthy heart on the run

    7 ways to start a running program that will benefit your cardiac fitness.

  • Nuclear cardiology: Why it’s important for your heart health

    Nuclear cardiology: Why it’s important for your heart health

    This noninvasive test is an accurate way to detect heart disease.

  • Get ready to run Bloomsday — or anywhere

    Get ready to run Bloomsday — or anywhere

    You know running is good for you, and the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane is one of the most gratifying ways to run. With a little foresight, you can prepare yourself to enjoy the run.

  • 10 essential ways to live your healthiest life

    10 essential ways to live your healthiest life

    The new year is just around the corner. It's an opportunity to reflect on your health habits and plan for preventive care and lifestyle changes with our helpful checklist.

  • Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Registered dietitian Jennifer Troupe shares her insights on the benefits of following a vegetarian or vegan diet, along with some resources to get started.

  • When should you have a cardiac stress test?

    When should you have a cardiac stress test?

    It may surprise you to learn that physicians don’t regard the cardiac stress test as routine.

  • Know the signs of an enlarged heart

    Know the signs of an enlarged heart

    Cardiomyopathy, a condition when the heart muscles become rigid or enlarged, can lead to serious heart problems. Learn to recognize the symptoms.

  • Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    While any form of exercise is good for you, team sports in general and racket sports in particular may do the most to extend your life.

  • Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    You can make a good, healthy oil into an unhealthy one if cooking it at the wrong temperature.

  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    We present some highlights of the To Your Health blog’s advice to seniors this year.

  • A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    The holidays seem to cause a spike in heart attacks and strokes. Know the signs and symptoms so you can seek medical care immediately.

  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    So much of our health is based on having a heart that is strong and well cared-for. Here's a year-end roundup of our best heart-healthy tips.

  • Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    MINOCA heart attacks are different than typical ones caused by blocked arteries, and women are more susceptible to them.

  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Dousedaicon registered dietitian Jill McCarty explains why eating breakfast every day is important and provides some healthy tips on when and what we should be eating.

  • The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    Lack of sleep affects your entire body and can put your physical, emotional, and cognitive health at risk.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Many health benefits are attributed to apple cider vinegar, but most have not been scientifically proven. Learn the myths and facts of this latest health trend, along with some of the dangers.

  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

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