Cardiac Education & Resources
Learn more about heart health and treatment options by reviewing the articles below or watching short videos.
Heart Attacks in Women: Signs and Symptoms
As with men, most women experience chest pain or heaviness with heart attacks, but women are more likely than men to experience less dramatic pain.
When It Comes to Heart Attack, Minutes Matter
Thanks to the help of Dubuque Fire Department, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital's Heart and Vascular Center has a new record door to balloon time – 14 minutes.
Finley Sees Improvement in Cardiac Care
Acute Myocardial Infection (AMI), more commonly known as heart attack, was the primary symptom for most cardiac catheterization cases in 2018. As heart health continues to be a concern nationally and regionally, UnityPoint Health has not only focused on education and prevention, but also better outcomes and saving lives.
Learn How Finley's Cath Lab Can Really Help Your Cardiovascular System
Finley's cath lab offers an array of services in a safe environment that will put you and your heart on a path of wellbeing.
Why Your Wrist or Groin Is Involved in a Heart Procedure
A heart catheterization can be done in two ways: through a small artery in your wrist (radial) or a large artery in your groin (femoral). Both options work, but at UnityPoint Health we have moved to a "radial first" access approach.
Can You Really Die From a Broken Heart?
Dying of a "broken heart" may sound like it's coming from the pages of a book, but it is possible. You might associate a broken heart with mental health, but it can take its toll physically as well. This is known as "broken heart syndrome."
Finley Sets Record Time for Treating Heart Attacks Fast
At UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital, we are focused on excellence for our door-to-balloon time so patients have the best outcomes possible. By the way, our fastest door-to-balloon time in 2017 was 24 minutes, over an hour faster than the 90-minute window recommended by the American Heart Association.
How Stress Affects Your Heart
No matter the role stress has in your life, it consistently has a negative effect on your whole body - most importantly, your heart.
What the New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean For You
The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and other organizations released new blood pressure guidelines, lowering the high blood pressure threshold from 140 over 90 to 130 over 80.
Clogged Arteries in Legs Pose Major Health Risk
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque).
Taking Care of Your Heart: Anaerobic vs Aerobic Exercises
A closer look at aerobic and anaerobic exercises, as well as the ways in which each benefit your heart health, helps you gain a better understanding of what your heart needs to stay healthy.
How Heart Health Affects Wound Healing
Coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and other issues with the heart and vessels can cause obstructions that hinder the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrition to the wound.
Finley Awarded Mission Lifeline Grant from American Heart Association
UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital has been awarded a $105,200 grant from the American Heart Association as part of Mission: Lifeline, an American Heart Association community-based initiative aimed at improving the system of care for heart attack patients throughout rural Iowa.
Finley Performs New Life Saving Heart Care Procedure
Dr. Tauseef Khan, a UnityPoint Clinic cardiologist, performed the new procedure on a post-bypass patient with heavy calcification in his arteries in February 2015.
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