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What is a Coronary Artery Bypass?

A lot of life’s problems are things we can fix on our own. If you buy a bum car, you can (gulp) buy a new one. If you spill grape juice on the couch, you can flip the cushion. And family arguments can be resolved with a little compromise and a lot of love. But [...]

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Rehab for your Heart

Rebuild. Restore. Readapt. Redeem. Rejuvenate. Repair. Refresh. Revitalize. What do these words have in common? Ok, obviously they all start with the prefix “re.” But they are all very important parts of yet another “re” word—rehabilitation. The term “rehab” covers a wide scope; there are many different forms of rehab that help patients with a [...]

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Not Keeping the Beat—What Is a Heart Murmur?

A heart murmur is an unordinary sound heard during a heartbeat, which is detectable with a stethoscope. A regular heartbeat can be compared to the steady flow of a stream—constant, smooth and quiet. A heart murmur, however, sounds more like rushing water as it surges and then subsides—it often sounds like whooshing or swishing. The [...]

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Is Your Heart Working Too Hard?

Utahns take pride in living a healthy lifestyle. Compared to other states, fewer people in Utah smoke, binge drink, are obese, or diagnosed with cancer or diabetes. Probably as a direct result of a more active lifestyle among adults, the Beehive State has the lowest rate of high blood pressure in the country. Also called [...]

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A St. Mark’s PCU Wedding

On Monday, November 26th, a patient in St. Mark’s Progressive Care Unit performed a wedding ceremony for her daughter less than a week after undergoing valve replacement surgery. Brenda Bryant and her husband, Namon, graciously allowed St. Mark’s to be a part of her daughter’s nuptials and shared their special story. Just a few weeks [...]

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