Heart

What is Your Heart’s Actual Age?

What is your heart’s actual age? How old is your heart? It may be older – or younger – than you expect. The interactive Heart Health Profiler survey, now available online through the Trident Health home page (tridenthealthsystem.com), can estimate your “heart age” based on a variety of factors. If your real age is 55, but your heart age is 65, that means your ca ...

Trident Health Among Nation’s Best in Heart Attack Care

Trident Health Among Nation’s Best in Heart Attack Care One of the most straightforward measures of hospital quality is how long it takes to open the clogged artery of a heart attack patient. The less time used to restore blood flow, the less heart muscle is lost. So a hospital tracks the minutes and seconds that pass after the patient enters its doors to when the interventional cardiol ...

Trident Health Offers Free February “Heart Health” Events

North Charleston, S.C./ January 23, 2012 – According to the American Heart Association, coronary heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Throughout February, Trident Health will be providing their annual “Heart Health Events”, including free heart screenings and the latest information to help individuals lead a healthier life ...

Putting Your Heart in the Right Place

At first, Gay Prosser blamed the vomiting and the pain in the middle of her chest on a previous back injury. She did not consider herself a candidate for heart problems. In fact, Prosser – a 46- year-old middle school mom at the time – had recently dropped to a size 6. It was the left arm pain that she couldn’t explain, and when her symptoms persisted through the night into the ...

Trident Health System Recognized for Quality Heart Disease, Stroke Care

Trident Health System has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Trident and 814 other hospitals are featured in a special advertisement in the “America’s Best Hospitals” issue of US News & World Report (August issue ...

When Your Heart Needs Care

Problems with the heart and circulatory system build over time and today are the major cause of disability and death in the United States. Our hospitals are ready to meet your needs any time day or night,” says Scott Woodfield, MD, FACC, medical director of cardiovascular services for Trident Health System. “You can trust us to guide you through all phases of cardiovascular care.”DiagnosisMinutes ...

Your Guide to Avoiding Heart Attack and Stroke

Each year in the United States, more than 700,000 new cases of stroke are diagnosed and ?more than one million people suffer heart attacks. Avoid becoming part of those statistics ?by understanding how you can lower your risk and learning where you can find support. Some heart attack or stroke risk factors—such as age, family history and gender—are beyond your control. However, these tips can help ...

Slowing cardiovascular disease with cardiac rehabilitation

Summerville Medical Center has offered a Cardiac Rehabilitation program since 1996, designed to help patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning following a cardiac event.  Cardiac events include acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), coronary bypass surgery, stable angina pectoris, heart valve repair/replacement, percutaneous transluminal c ...

Move it or lose it:

How exercise protects your heart

Exercise is key to a long, healthy life. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week cuts your chances of having high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol by up to 40 percent. It also plays a major role in lowering your risk of heart disease. “Exercise is one of the most effective treatments for cardiovascular disease. It improves blood flow and heart function, reduces bad ...

Trident offers revolution to diagnose heart attacks

System Speeds Management of Chest Pain Patients

Speed and time play a critical role when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients with suspected heart attacks. Now, in a step to advance the evaluation of chest pain patients, Trident Health System has launched a new initiative intended to accelerate the rate at which the doctors can accurately and efficiently diagnose patients with suspected heart attacks. “Time is muscle. The longer we ...