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Computers ‘learn’ to support high-stakes decisions during heart surgery

Doctors often stop a patient’s heart during a major cardiac surgery. In this situation, a perfusionist operates a heart-lung bypass machine. The machine supplies needed blood and oxygen to the patient, whose heart is on hiatus.

By |December 13th, 2021|Research|2 Comments

Johnnie Jones, civil rights icon, gets Purple Heart 77 years after World War II wounds

It’s been 77 years and Johnnie Jones still sees the German sniper who tried to kill him as he came ashore on Omaha Beach for D-Day. “I remember it all,” he said. “Sometimes reminiscing is a terrible thing. I close my eyes at night and still see him. I lay down at night and as soon as I close my eyes, I relive the whole [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Health, Honoring Vets, Minority Veterans|44 Comments

Fresh Focus #27: Eat to support a healthy heart

This year, National Nutrition Month® explores how to “personalize your plate” to fit your own goals, and in this Fresh Focus Podcast episode we emphasize personalizing your plate to support a healthy heart.

By |May 22nd, 2021|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus #27: Eat to support a healthy heart

Honoring health care heroes through the Brave of Heart Fund

The Brave of Heart Fund provides financial and emotional support to families of healthcare workers and volunteers nationwide who lose their lives to COVID-19.

By |April 21st, 2021|#VetResources, Guest Posts, Vets Experience|Comments Off on Honoring health care heroes through the Brave of Heart Fund

Minority women at greater risk of heart disease

Minority women at greater risk of heart disease. VA providers specializing in women’s health can give you information about lowering your risk factors. Diet and exercise changes lower your risks.

By |February 23rd, 2021|Health, Women Veterans|Comments Off on Minority women at greater risk of heart disease

Dr. Michael DeBakey: The “Rebuilder of Hearts”

American Heart Month, no better time to celebrate the accomplishments of world-renowned physician and Veteran, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey who revolutionized the field of cardiovascular surgery.

By |February 22nd, 2021|Health, VHA 75th Anniversary|Comments Off on Dr. Michael DeBakey: The “Rebuilder of Hearts”
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