Olathe Health Blog

Tag: Cardiovascular Care

  1. Olathe Health Cardiology Patient Steve Renko

    New Heart Device is Change-up for Retired Pitcher with A-fib

    When retired Major League Pitcher Steve Renko's blood thinner medication started causing painful side effects, he knew it was time for a change-up. That's when cardiologist Dr. Ravi Yarlagadda told him about a new procedure.

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  2. Sharon DeFreece

    Artist Sees New Beauty After Innovative Procedure

    Sharon DeFreece, a professional painter, has always been inspired by colors. But she didn't realize how much color was missing from her own life until she received a new heart procedure at Olathe Medical Center.

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  3. Jim and Hazel Gillette dancing

    Dancing Their Way Toward a Heart-Healthy Life

    At 82, Jim is much more active and fit than others his age; something that’s even more remarkable considering he has been living with heart failure since 2010. Instead of letting his condition slow him down, Jim and his wife Hazel used the health scare as incentive to make some major lifestyle changes.

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  4. Ron Mersman and Dr. Yarlagadda

    New Heart Procedure Reduces Ron's Risk of Stroke

    A new, non-invasive procedure at Olathe Health called left atrial appendage (LAA) closure helped get Ron Mersman off his blood thinners and reduce his risk of stroke.

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  5. Breaking cigarette in half

    Make Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking

    This year, tackle one of the biggest hurdles to your health. Quit smoking. Nurse Navigator Jeni Wakefield offers tips to help you keep your resolution and achieve your goal of quitting.

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  6. Holly Menning and her family

    "Miracle" Patient: How OMC Doctors Put Holly's Heart Back Together

    Holly Menning, 40, is grateful to be alive. She suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and had a two percent chance of survival. Thanks to the quick-thinking ER and Cardiology teams at Olathe Medical Center, she is back home with her family.

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  7. Kristin, Barbara and Holly celebrate with Dr. Meurer and Dr. Yarlagadda

    Olathe Health Cardiologists Save Three Generations of Women

    Many people who have experienced heart complications will tell you the symptoms hit you at an unexpected time. For Kristin Corey, it was at her sister's house in 2014. For her mother, Barbara Sweazy, it was when she had returned home from watching an opera. For Kristin's daughter, Holly Menning, it was while she was preparing dinner for her family. One thing they all knew they could expect: life-saving care at Olathe Medical Center.

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  8. Jack doing cardiac rehab at MCMC

    Cardiac Rehabilitation Gets Jack on the Road to Recovery

    The new Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) is a medically-supervised program designed to provide patients with healthy lifestyle education, a closely monitored exercise program, diet and nutrition counseling, and encouragement and support to recover from heart disease or surgery. Seventy-four-year-old Jack Coffman was one of the first cardiac rehab patients at MCMC earlier this year.

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  9. Woman making heart with hands

    Signs of Heart Attack in Women

    Women often experience different heart attack symptoms than men. According to the American Heart Association, women may have one or more of the following symptoms.

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  10. Man holding chest

    Catch the Signs of Heart Attack Early

    Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack warning signs.

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