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COMMUNITY RECORDER: Heart attack surprises Florence resident The pressure between her shoulder blades would not let up.

And when Karen Lugo, who is always cold, started sweating, her son called 911.

“I had no idea that I was having a heart attack,” said Lugo, who lives in Florence.
ENQUIRER: St. E, Yale target inpatient heart attack deaths St. Elizabeth Healthcare is fortunate to be part of a groundbreaking study looking at how to reduce inpatient heart attack deaths by influencing organizational culture. For this study, inpatient heart attack deaths means someone dies while in the hospital following a heart attack.
Take Time for Your Heart in 2016 Get a head start on a healthier heart in 2016. The St. Elizabeth Heart & Vascular Institute offers a comprehensive 10-week program to help you identify your risk and learn how you can make meaningful changes to help you live better and live longer.
St. Elizabeth Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon James Locher, Jr., MD Cardiothoracic Surgeon James Locher, Jr., MD, will join St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery on Monday, December 7. He will practice in partnership with George Christensen, DO; Victor Schmelzer, MD; and Karl Ulicny, MD.
Women’s Stroke Risk Greater than Men’s While most people still think men suffer more strokes than women do, the reverse is actually true: 425,000 women suffer from a stroke every year, 55,000 more than men. Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, behind heart disease and cancer. Several factors unique to women appear to raise their risk for stroke, according to a statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

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