Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Kentucky and the nation, accounting for one in every four deaths. Fortunately, there are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease, starting with a heart-healthy diet.
Foods to eat
To help limit your risk for heart disease and stroke, eat these types of ...more
By his 13th birthday, Jason Conn had undergone three open-heart surgeries to repair his deformed bicuspid valve.
While he was cleared to enjoy typical childhood activities like skateboarding and bike riding, he was not allowed to play organized sports.
"My biggest disappointment was when my cardiologist told me that I probably couldn't be a race car driver," ...more
Samy-Claude Elayi, MD
Written by Dr. Samy-Claude Elayi, a cardiologist at the UK Gill Heart Institute.
A traumatic event, such as the sudden loss of a job, divorce or the death of a loved one, can cause us to experience overwhelming emotions. The term "broken-hearted" is often used to describe these reactions, but it's rarely thought of ...more
Relaxing in a recliner in the corner of his ICU room, Lester Walters is all smiles. His red hair askew, he casually jokes with his wife and the nurses who come in regularly to check on him. The 59-year-old Berea native is waiting to be listed for a heart transplant, but he's already one step ...more
Kate Breeden closed her eyes as she took a bite, trying to concentrate on the flavors of the food she was sampling.
"Well, it's definitely a brownie," she said, "but I have no idea what the mystery ingredient is. Maybe carob instead of chocolate. Or dates? But I'm not 100 percent sure to be honest."
Breeden was among dozens ...more